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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care 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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Receives-Fourth-Consecutive-Four-Star-Rating-from-Charity-Navigator 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 https://www.wifr.com/2020/10/29/spike-in-mental-health-calls-among-illinois-first-responders/ 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 https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/multi-state-farmer-mental-health-initiative-underway/ 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective “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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options 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