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NAMI CCNS Support Group for Veterans

For the past two years, NAMI Cook County North Suburban has offered a support group specifically for veterans. The program is open to male and female veterans from any branch … Read more

Meet Philip Metres, Jr., Ph.D.

A Navy combat veteran of Vietnam, Phil Metres has been facilitating NAMI CCNS’ Veterans Support Group for more than two years. As a practicing psychologist for 42 years, he teaches … Read more

Ways to Safeguard Your Emotional Health in Stressful Times

As winter arrives and COVID continues to disrupt the pattern of our lives, people living with mental health conditions may feel even more vulnerable than before. In fact, nearly one-third … Read more

NAMI Homefront: A Lifeline for Military Spouses, Partners, Families and Friends

The mental health of military Veterans is in the news this month as we honor the men and women who have served our country. More than one-third who’ve been deployed … Read more

Hugh Brady, NAMI Illinois’ Legislative Advocacy Chair, on mental health legislation in Illinois

Beginning as one of the founders of NAMI Barrington Area in 2006, Hugh Brady has served as President of the NAMI Illinois Board of Directors, continues to lead advocacy efforts … Read more

Driving Change: The New Future of Mental Health Recap

With 273 participants from across Illinois, our first virtual conference, Driving Change: The New Future of Mental Health, was an effective vehicle to learn about both longstanding issues and the … Read more

Vote for Mental Health on November 3rd

Just weeks away, the election is on everyone’s mind. While mental health is nonpartisan, it touches just about every other issue that you might care about – from tax policy … Read more

NAMI Illinois Virtual Conference 2020: Driving Change

Join Us – 2020 Virtual State Conference

Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th NAMI Illinois is pleased to be bringing you its 2020 State Conference virtually, in the comfort of a safe environment: your home! The … Read more

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Dealing With Anxiety During COVID-19

With increased isolation and uncertainty, people may be feeling higher levels of stress. These tips and articles will help you manage your anxiety. 1. Remember that knowledge is power: Understanding the … Read more