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

September 18, 2019

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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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something […]

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NAMI Illinois 2019 Conference: Making a Commitment to Better Lives

September 17, 2019

October 18 & 19 at Techny Towers, Northbrook There are so many reasons to join our annual gathering of peers, allies and mental health leaders from across the state! This year’s agenda is filled with engaging speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics such as: Mental health for children, tweens and college-bound youth New […]

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Keynote Speakers Share Hope and Progress from State, National Perspectives

NAMI Illinois is proud to welcome a full slate of mental health experts to our 2019 conference, including two keynote speakers who will update us on state and local programs, the latest research in early intervention and much more. Grace Hou, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) under Governor J.B. Pritzker, will […]

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NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments On Reinstitutionalizing People With Mental Illness

August 16, 2019

Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive treatment, […]

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