Celebrate The Anniversary Of Mental Health Reform

January 5, 2018

12/13/2017 | NAMI Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change happens for our cause when we work together at the local, state and national level. Here are just a few highlights of changes made since more »

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Illinois launches drug-addiction hotline, but barriers to treatment persist

January 3, 2018

John Keilman | December 6, 2017 Illinois officials have announced the launch of a telephone helpline meant to connect people suffering from opioid addiction or other drug problems with treatment providers, part of an effort to reduce overdose-related deaths by a third over the next three years. The helpline, which is available 24 hours a day more »

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5 new Illinois laws to know for 2018

RYAN VOYLES | Dec 28, 2017 While wrangling over a state budget hogged the spotlight for much of 2017 in the General Assembly, state lawmakers still found time to pass more than 200 new laws that take effect in 2018 and touch nearly every corner of residents’ lives. Some attracted media attention at the time of more »

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