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Preserving Your Mental Health: Utilizing All the Tools in the Toolbox

May 19, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as physical distancing continues, it is more important than ever to keep tabs on your own mental health and to check in with loved ones. From fear over health or employment concerns to searching for relief from life’s daily social pressures – and everything in between – how more »

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Running an Affiliate During a Pandemic

May 18, 2020

Teena Mackey, President of NAMI Will-Grundy for the past 6 years, is seeing firsthand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on NAMI affiliates. She shares her observations here. As the leader of NAMI Will-Grundy, what changes have you seen since the advent of the Coronavirus? Initially, as a result of the shelter-in-place order more »

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Mental Wellness in Stressful Times – Resources & Support

NAMI Resources NAMI HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI (6264) (M-F 9 am – 5 pm) NAMI Illinois COVID-19 Resources: https://namiillinois.org/other-mental-health-resources-available/ NAMI National COVID-19 Resources: https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (English) La Guía COVID-19 (Español) NAMI National Resource Directory: https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Images/FactSheets/NAMINationalResourceDirectory.pdf Illinois Resources Illinois Call4Calm Text Line: If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related more »

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Get to Know Samantha Herrell

April 14, 2020

Meet Samantha Herrell, a facilitator of NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group who is now facilitating online support groups for NAMI in Illinois. In addition to her work with Connection, Samantha is an In Our Own Voice presenter and Board of Directors member at NAMI Mid-Central Illinois. Recently, Samantha participated in a virtual interview with NAMI more »

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