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A Message from NAMI Illinois’ Executive Director

March 19, 2018

I’m writing to let you know that I resigned from my position as Executive Director of NAMI Illinois and my last day will be April 4th. Thank you all so very much for the opportunities that you have provided me during my time at NAMI Illinois. The time and energy that all of you devote more »

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How Do I Know If My Therapist Is Effective?

March 7, 2018

By Laura Greenstein It can be a challenge to find the “right” therapist for you. You might come across someone who has a degree from an impressive school, writes extensively on psychology and mental illness, gives lectures and talks, and still isn’t an effective therapist. And while it is important for therapists to be educated, more »

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Understanding Self-Harm

Feb. 28, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. Maybe that’s why some people react to it in a negative, judgmental way. They can’t imagine ever being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves, so they can’t understand why more »

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Legionnaires’ disease diagnosed at Southern Illinois mental health facility

March 5, 2018

Mary Cooley | February 15, 2018 One person at the Chester Mental Health Center has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Illinois Department of Human Services. The patient is being treated and is in stable condition, WJBD Radio reported. The Legionella bacteria is not transmitted from one person to another, but grows in warm water more »

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