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NAMI Illinois Virtual Conference 2020: Driving Change

Join Us – 2020 Virtual State Conference

Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th NAMI Illinois is pleased to be bringing you its 2020 State Conference virtually, in the comfort of a safe environment: your home! The … Read more

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Dealing With Anxiety During COVID-19

With increased isolation and uncertainty, people may be feeling higher levels of stress. These tips and articles will help you manage your anxiety. 1. Remember that knowledge is power: Understanding the … Read more

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Living with Depression: How to Keep Working

By: Emily Johnson I live with a high-functioning depression in my life, and in the workplace. I’ve been struggling since 2015 when I thought it was just fatigue. Medication and therapy … Read more

Keynote Spotlight: Dan Gillison, Jr. and David Albert, Ph.D.

NAMI Illinois is honored to have two esteemed keynote speakers at this year’s Virtual State Conference. NAMI CEO Dan Gillison, Jr. and David Albert, Ph.D., Director of the Division of … Read more

Interview with Fermina Ponce

Fermina Ponce is an award-winning author from Colombia who uses her writing talent to help others heal from the trauma of mental illness. A member of NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb and … Read more

Depression, Anxiety Spike Amid Outbreak and Turbulent Times

Sept 2, 2020 By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Associated Press U.S. News https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-09-02/depression-anxiety-spike-amid-outbreak-and-turbulent-times Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression … Read more

UIC receives grant to better prepare doctors to treat substance use, mental health conditions

Sep 2, 2020 News Medical Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200902/UIC-receives-grant-to-better-prepare-doctors-to-treat-substance-use-mental-health-conditions.aspx The University of Illinois Chicago has received a $2.5 million grant to better prepare primary care physicians to treat … Read more

How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … Read more