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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018 When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent. I’m a full-time elected official. I have the more »

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go more »

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Making Connections To Help Kids With Mental Health Issues

By MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY An Illinois group says it has found a way to improve the handling of mental health issues in children. The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation aimed to increase ties among schools, mental health and primary care providers and sometimes early childhood and juvenile justice programs.To that end, it issued $12 million in grants to four communities in more »

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New NAMI Illinois Program Director – Teri Latter

December 18, 2018

The Board of Directors of NAMI Illinois is pleased to announce that Teri Latter has accepted the position of Program Director, replacing Holly McCaffrey in that role. Teri brings nine years of experience as a Family-to-Family teacher to the job and is also a Family-to-Family State Trainer. She currently serves on the Board of Directors more »

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