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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

May 16, 2019

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental […]

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching […]

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Bill moves forward for funding of mental health professionals in Illinois schools

April 8, 2019

Posted: Fri 3:05 PM, Mar 29, 2019 By WIFR Newsroom https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Bill-moves-forward-for-funding-of-mental-health-professionals-in-Illinois-schools-507847771.html SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) — The Illinois House passes a bill in support of a tax to fund mental health professionals in schools. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), HB 3244​ would allow counties to bring forth referendum allowing voters to decide on funding to hire mental health professionals […]

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Groundbreaking For Nation’s Premier Mental Health Facility

Mar 18, 2019 By Monica DeSantis @2:18 PM WJOL https://www.wjol.com/groundbreaking-for-nations-premier-mental-health-facility/ A ground breaking on Monday for the Joliet Treatment Center. The department of corrections will build a $150 million hospital. The 210-bed In-Patient Treatment Center will be located to McDonough Street formerly known as the Illinois Youth Center in Joliet. It’s being described at the […]

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on […]

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