State Conference – Save the Date!

June 30, 2020

2020 Conference Announcement 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 increase more »

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In Memoriam: Ronald F. Krasner, MD, Psychiatrist (1944 – 2019)

June 17, 2020

NAMI has lost an ardent supporter in the passing of Dr. Ronald F. Krasner. He was elected to the American Society of Psychiatrists, former Vice Chairman and Director of Psychiatric Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, and Clinical Practice Director, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. His professional reputation more »

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A Time for Hope and Unified Action 

June 16, 2020

As NAMI members, we know an illness only grows worse if we fail to confront its symptoms, especially if we push it underground and pretend it doesn’t exist. We also know that empathy builds trust, awareness reduces fear, and that advocacy is a duty, not an option. We know this because our cause is personal more »

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Taking care of your mental health in the midst of COVID-19

June 6, 2020

May 11, 2020 By Chris Green Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD — Themes for Mental Health Month change each year, but the goal remains the same: fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. This year’s theme, Tools 2 Thrive, offers resources everyone more »

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Overcoming dark days: ISU’s response to national mental health crisis

May 26, 2020 By Susan Marquardt Blystone Illinois State University Every Tuesday afternoon during the academic year a group of administrators and staff gather for what is one of the most confidential conversations held on campus. Secluded in a conference room in the Student Services Building, representatives from at least seven university units discuss more »

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