Meet Alyx, an In Our Own Voice Presenter

January 13, 2020

Even as a young child, Alyx Kesselring can remember feeling depressed. And with grades that fluctuated from A’s down to D’s, it’s easy to look at her school record and see when she was in the midst of a depressive episode. Yet, it wasn’t until she was an adult and experienced a major, three-month long […]

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NAMI Illinois Affiliates

NAMI Barrington Area      847-496-1415 Email: Web: NAMI Champaign (217) 356-1925 Email: Web: NAMI Chicago                     312-563-0445 Email: Web: NAMI Cook County North Suburban             847-716-2252 847-716-2253 Email: Web: NAMI of DuPage County                  630-752-0066 Affiliate email: Web: NAMI Jackson County Email: Web: NAMI Kane County […]

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Why The Holidays Can Feel So Lonely – And How You Can Cope

December 16, 2019

What makes the season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day especially difficult for those of us living with mental illness? Maybe it’s the pressure to feel merry and bright, even when we don’t. Or the idea we should buy lots of presents, regardless of any financial difficulties we may be facing. Or the notion that […]

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You Are Not Alone This Holiday Season

NAMI Illinois recognizes that the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and cheer and gatherings, but for some families the reality can be very different, particularly for those impacted by a mental illness. Our many affiliates have programs and services that can help combat that feeling of being alone, now and throughout […]

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What’s in it For Me?

October 14, 2019

If you are still undecided about attending the NAMI Illinois 2019 State Conference, we have some examples of the not-to-be-missed comprehensive schedule to help you make your decision. If you’re a family member of someone living with mental illness, consider these possibilities: a session on how Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) of police officers will help […]

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