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NAMI Illinois Conference Oct. 18-19, 2019

August 13, 2019

Registration is Now Open. Please click link: NAMI Illinois 2019 State Conference to register today. Making A Commitment to Better Lives Schedule Speakers Sessions & Presenters Sponsors & Exhibitors Hotel Registration  

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Meet the NAMI Illinois Board of Directors Candidates

October 14, 2019

NAMI Illinois is pleased to announce the three candidates for the 2019 – 2020 NAMI Illinois Board of Directors election! Members will vote in the candidates during the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 19 at the Annual Conference. Lisa Guardiola  An interview with Lisa Guardiola, Vice President of NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago, about her […]

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What’s in it For Me?

If you are still undecided about attending the NAMI Illinois 2019 State Conference, we have some examples of the not-to-be-missed comprehensive schedule to help you make your decision. If you’re a family member of someone living with mental illness, consider these possibilities: a session on how Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) of police officers will help […]

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Illinois mental health experts predict growth in telepsychiatry

September 18, 2019

Aug 24, 2019 The Center Square https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-mental-health-experts-predict-growth-in-telepsychiatry/article_c0fd4d9e-c5d6-11e9-8d9e-379761621f9e.html Some experts in Illinois want to bring mental health care providers to remote areas of the state lacking such services through telepsychiatry, which uses video conferencing to connect psychiatrists with patients. Telepsychiatry has been in use in Illinois and other parts of the country, but there is legislation […]

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Mental health services for police and firefighters now law

September 9, 2019, 7:35 p.m. The Times Weekly http://thetimesweekly.com/news/2019/sep/09/mental-health-services-police-and-firefighters-now/ Illinois firefighters and law enforcement officers will now have a new law in place to help end the mental health stigma in their field. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) lent her support to House Bill 2766, which will ensure individuals tasked with providing peer support counseling […]

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal […]

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