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Constable: ‘Telepsychiatry’ uses video conferencing to help mental health patients

August 13, 2019

Updated 7/30/2019 6:43 AM By Burt Constable Daily Herald With physical health, most people embrace the philosophy that preventive care provided by a vaccine is cheaper, easier and safer than a hospital stay to treat a case of potentially fatal measles. That same concept is true with mental health, says state House Rep. Michelle Mussman, […]

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Illinois To Create Online Database Of Mental Health Resources For Students, Parents And School Staff

July 22, 2019 By Lee V. Gaines Illinois Public Media A new state law directs the Illinois Department of Human Services to create an online database with mental health resources that parents and school staff can use to help students. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation into law earlier this month. The law specifically highlights resources […]

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

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 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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