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Children’s Access To Mental Health Care Is In Critical Condition In Illinois

June 26, 2019

May 30, 2019 By Maureen Foertsch Mckinney NPR Illinois Something was wrong with the little girl. That was clear by the time she was 10 years old. She raged often and was sometimes sullen. By the time she was 13, she was missing school because her anxiety was so severe. She was diagnosed with […]

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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

5/30/19 NAMI Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in […]

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Why It’s Important To Unplug Sometimes

By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so […]

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Pilot program to improve mental health crisis response in Rockford

May 16, 2019

Posted Apr 11, 2019 at 4:29 PMUpdated Apr 11, 2019 at 10:28 PM By Jeff Kolkey ROCKFORD — The often frenetic pace of a hospital emergency room can be the opposite of the calm environment needed by people experiencing a mental health crisis. Yet when families in Rockford and across Illinois call 911 for help with a loved one suffering from a psychotic, […]

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About 1 in 5 kids will have mental health problems, but child psychiatrists are scarce. Pritzkers give $15M to help.

May 6, 2019 By Lisa Schencker, Contact Reporter ChicagoTribune The girl had always been a worrier. But as she progressed through middle school, the 12-year-old’s anxiety ramped up and began to interfere with her life. Her family knew she needed professional help. But instead of waiting potentially months to see a psychiatrist — practitioners […]

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