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Answering Needs Through Training

January 13, 2020

Why do people turn to NAMI? Sometimes they are looking for support and attend NAMI Family Support Groups or NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups. Maybe they want to know more about the illness their family member is living with and so they take the Family-to-Family class. Or perhaps their organization or school wants to educate […]

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How does NAMI Illinois Help?

NAMI Illinois meets the needs of individuals and their family members living with mental illness through a host of Signature Programs. Whether you participate in a program in Rockford, Chicago, or Anchorage, Alaska, these programs use the same content and are delivered in the same way so we know that everyone is receiving the same […]

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New law making mental health services more accessible for first responders

January 9, 2020

Posted: Jan 3, 2020 / 06:47 PM CST / Updated: Jan 3, 2020 / 11:11 PM CST By Treasure Roberts CIProud.com https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/new-law-making-mental-health-services-more-accessible-for-first-responders/ PEORIA, Ill. — First responders take care of people daily, but some allow their mental health to fall by the wayside. Everything firefighters and police officers experience can leave lasting effects on both their physical and mental […]

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Chicago Lakeshore Hospital plans to move patients from facility in January

Jan 3, 2020, 3:11pm CST By Stefano Esposito Chicago Sun Times https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048685/chicago-lakeshore-hospital-moving-patients-lawsuit-abuse All Medicare and Medicaid patients from Chicago Lakeshore Hospital in the Uptown neighborhood — described in a recent federal lawsuit as a “hospital of horrors” for children — will be moved, according to a statement from the facility Friday. “We will continue to […]

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have […]

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