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2020 State Virtual Conference

September 12, 2020

Registration is Now Open NAMI Illlinois is pleased to announce that its 2020 State Conference will be held online on October 16th and 17th.   Given the ever-changing environment we currently live, we have chosen to take our conference virtual this year.   Our conference theme, Driving Change: The New Future of Mental Health, will focus on the dramatic more »

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Depression, Anxiety Spike Amid Outbreak and Turbulent Times

September 9, 2020

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 are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at more »

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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 substance use disorders and mental health conditions in rural and urban underserved populations. The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more »

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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 too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents more »

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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 veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.

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