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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that … Read more

NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry … Read more

Feeling Sad, Hopeless and Stressed? We Have Resources for You

Most of us are feeling out of sorts right now. A survey released in January 2020 revealed that three out of five Americans regularly feel left out, misunderstood and hungry … Read more

Meet Tracy Brooks

Tracy Brooks, president of NAMI Sauk Area since 2018, fills a role she undertook when that affiliate was only four years old. An active board member for four years, Tracy … Read more

A Call for Better Mental Health Care in Rural Illinois

If you live in one of the 80-plus Illinois counties that are classified as rural, you know firsthand how hard it can be to find quality mental health care. At … Read more

Spike in mental health calls among Illinois first responders

Oct 29, 2020 By Brittany Karlin WIFR ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – First responders are there to help in some of the worst moments of our lives, but who’s there … Read more

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Multi-State Farmer Mental Health Initiative Underway

November 13, 2020 By Larry Lee Brownfield AG News for America A new federally funded initiative is addressing farmer mental health issues.  The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network … Read more

When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first … Read more

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to … Read more