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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

August 13, 2019

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults […]

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active […]

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NAMI Illinois Conference Oct. 18-19, 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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NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

August 7, 2019

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth […]

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Why People Are Rethinking The Words ‘Crazy’ And ‘Insane’

July 16, 2019

Jul 8, 2019 By Neda Ulaby NPR Illinois ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: We’re about to discuss sensitive words and why we decide to stop using them. For example, one word used to be a standard schoolyard insult. We would not say it today without this warning first. It is the word retarded. Now some people […]

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