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A Time for Hope and Unified Action 

As NAMI members, we know an illness only grows worse if we fail to confront its symptoms, especially if we push it underground and pretend it doesn’t exist. We also … Read more

Men’s Mental Health Month: Addressing Male Stereotypes

  Let us be the first to wish you a happy and healthy Father’s Day!  Fittingly, June is Men’s Mental Health Month, which is no simple topic to tackle. Today, … Read more

Summer Parenting: Coronavirus and Safety

Illinois has entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan, with some surrounding states well ahead of our schedule. That means certain activities including small gatherings are now acceptable and non-essential … Read more

Profile of Daniel Gillison, Junior sitting with hands clasped and NAMI logo in upper-right corner

NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI.org May 29, 2020 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and … Read more

Taking care of your mental health in the midst of COVID-19

May 11, 2020 By Chris Green Rockford Register Star https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200511/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-midst-of-covid-19 ROCKFORD — Themes for Mental Health Month change each year, but the goal remains the same: fight stigma, provide support, … Read more

Overcoming dark days: ISU’s response to national mental health crisis

May 26, 2020 By Susan Marquardt Blystone Illinois State University https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2020/05/overcoming-dark-days-isus-response-to-national-mental-health-crisis/ Every Tuesday afternoon during the academic year a group of administrators and staff gather for what is one of … Read more

Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have … Read more

The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, … Read more

NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI.org 5/29/2020 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact … Read more