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Spike in mental health calls among Illinois first responders

Oct 29, 2020 By Brittany Karlin WIFR ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – First responders are there to help in some of the worst moments of our lives, but who’s there … Read more

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Multi-State Farmer Mental Health Initiative Underway

November 13, 2020 By Larry Lee Brownfield AG News for America A new federally funded initiative is addressing farmer mental health issues.  The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network … Read more

When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first … Read more

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to … Read more

NAMI CCNS Support Group for Veterans

For the past two years, NAMI Cook County North Suburban has offered a support group specifically for veterans. The program is open to male and female veterans from any branch … Read more

Meet Philip Metres, Jr., Ph.D.

A Navy combat veteran of Vietnam, Phil Metres has been facilitating NAMI CCNS’ Veterans Support Group for more than two years. As a practicing psychologist for 42 years, he teaches … Read more

Ways to Safeguard Your Emotional Health in Stressful Times

As winter arrives and COVID continues to disrupt the pattern of our lives, people living with mental health conditions may feel even more vulnerable than before. In fact, nearly one-third … Read more

NAMI Homefront: A Lifeline for Military Spouses, Partners, Families and Friends

The mental health of military Veterans is in the news this month as we honor the men and women who have served our country. More than one-third who’ve been deployed … Read more

Hugh Brady, NAMI Illinois’ Legislative Advocacy Chair, on mental health legislation in Illinois

Beginning as one of the founders of NAMI Barrington Area in 2006, Hugh Brady has served as President of the NAMI Illinois Board of Directors, continues to lead advocacy efforts … Read more