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Help Build the Mental Health Movement

March 31, 2017

By Laura Greenstein | Mar. 29, 2017 Together, we are a movement. Our movement explains what it really means to experience mental illness. Our movement shows people experiencing mental illness that they are not alone and there is hope. While it’s a slow process, our movement is becoming louder and more persistent every time a more »

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Understanding Psychotic Breaks

By Ryann Tanap | Mar. 20, 2017  When you hear the phrase “psychotic break,” what comes to mind? Probably nothing good. In everyday conversation, the phrase carries a negative meaning for many because it’s perceived as a harsh and abrupt disconnect or “break” from reality—though it is more accurately described as an episode of psychosis. more »

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NAMI-IL honors Glenview resident for service

March 23, 2017 Vi Orr of Glenview was honored at the annual conference of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Illinois (NAMI-IL) held at Techny Towers, Northbrook. Orr, a longtime advocate for the mentally ill and their families, was the founding president of the state NAMI organization. During her term as president, Orr created committees more »

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Shedding light on mental illness brain patterns

March 13, 2017 | By Rachel Whitt Vince Calhoun’s warm smile deeply contrasts with the cold plastic machine at the center of his distinguished career. During the last quarter century, his research has focused on creating algorithms used in the fMRI scanner to map electrical currents via blood moving through the human brain. “We need to more »

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The American Health Care Act

March 8, 2017

The powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee released the American Health Care Act on March 6th, a bill that would change health care coverage-from health insurance plans to Medicaid-and put mental health care at risk. The Committee is holding a “markup” to move the bill on Wednesday, March 8th, beginning at 10:30 AM ET. Watch more »

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