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Driving Change: The New Future of Mental Health Recap

With 273 participants from across Illinois, our first virtual conference, Driving Change: The New Future of Mental Health, was an effective vehicle to learn about both longstanding issues and the … Read more

Vote for Mental Health on November 3rd

Just weeks away, the election is on everyone’s mind. While mental health is nonpartisan, it touches just about every other issue that you might care about – from tax policy … Read more

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 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. The University of Illinois Chicago has received a $2.5 million grant to better prepare primary care physicians to treat … Read more