Friday Nov 21

Find an event near you to help you navigate the

Affordable Health Care Act in Illinois

ACA Events___________________________________________

 

NAMI DuPage & SEASPAR presents…..

“In Good Company”

Bring fun into recovery! Meet other individuals who share similar life experiences while participating in social-recreational activities. Individuals are welcome to bring one guest.

Please register! REGISTRATION LINK HERE. Minimum 5 participants by 9 a.m. day of event. Emails will be sent for cancellations.

Wednesday, November 19th from 6:00 – 8:30pm Holiday Window Shopping at Yorktown, Lombard

·         Join us as we browse and take in the holiday sites!

Wednesday, December 3rd, time TBA – Movie at Ogden 6, Naperville

·         Ticket or snacks not provided

Wednesday, December 17th from 7:00-9:00pm Holiday party/table tennis tourney and appetizers at the Darien Sportsplex, Darien

·         $3.00 entrance fee person to cover beverages and supplies 

 

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F2F Winter 2015 II

 

REGISTER HERE!

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Glenbard Parent Series

 

GPS offers 40 programs a year to parents, guardians, school staff, students, and interested community members throughoutChicagoland.  Our events are posted on the websites of many other large area school districts including (but not limited to) Naperville,Deerfield, Elmhurst and New Trier.
 
It is the mission of GPS to facilitate real-world parenting skills which will enhance our children's social and emotional development, encourage responsible decision making, and promote respect-based relationships that keep our children safe. The GPS series engages best-selling authors, top research-experts, and high-profile media consultants, whose GPS programs and workshops assist our communities to become proactive and informed. Our GPS programs are free and open to all in the greater Chicago land area.  An average of 400 high school, middle school, and grade school parents, plus school staff and community members attend each of our programs and workshops.

 

FLYER

FLYER FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!

FLYER FOR NOVEMBER 19!

FLYER FOR DECEMBER 4!

 

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Piecing It All Together South Conference  - 11th Annual Conference    


How Children's Mental Health/Mental Illness Affects Home, School & Community

April 10 & 11, 2015

Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville, Illinois

 

 

MORE INFORMATION!

 

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Good article on bi-polar disorder, told by a person who lives with it. 

LINK

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2014 Annual Awards for Business Excellence  

NAMI DuPage was recently honored as one of the 2014 Annual Awards for Business Excellence in the category of Non-Profit Organization. The AABEs highlight successful suburban businesses and organizations and honor the people who make them successful.

Awards were presented to 22 companies and not-for-profit organizations in 12 categories of competition. The award recipients were recognized during an evening reception on March 12, 2014, at Medinah Banquets, in Addison. Approximately 150 business executives, friends and associates were in attendance.

The recipient companies and organizations will be profiled in a special publication of The Daily Herald Business Ledger published on April 14, 2014.

The AABEs, given for business achievement, growth and community involvement, are presented to outstanding businesses and non-profit organizations with a significant presence in the suburban circulation area of the Daily Herald Business Ledger (DuPage County, Fox Valley, NW Cook County, Lake County, West Cook County, Southwest Cook County and Will County.

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:  Help Needed

 

NAMI has received several new requests from national reporters looking for personal stories. They want to talk with individuals or families about bad experiences with barriers or gaps in the mental health care system---and stories in which a person finally got help and what made the difference.

In general, requests involve:

  • Families
  • Children, teens or young adults
  • Veterans
  • Emergency rooms and hospitals
  • Outpatient services
  • Affordability, insurance or other funding issues
  • Criminal justice issues—particularly jails
  • Homelessness; housing
  • Employment

If you are interested in possibly sharing a story, please send a short summary to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your age, city, and state and telephone contact information.

  • NAMI may not be able to acknowledge every submission, but every story will be considered
  • Submitting a story does not commit you to being interviewed by the news media
  • Names and contact information will not be shared with any reporter until NAMI contacts you first and you give permission
  • Ultimately, it’s a reporter’s decision whether to contact a person for an interview. If an interview does not result, NAMI will still keep your story for other opportunities.

Please let us know if you are interested in telling your story to the news media. Please also forward this appeal to anyone else who might be interested.  Many thanks for your help!

Bob Carolla

Director of Media Relations

National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI)

3803 North Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22205

(703) 516-7963 

 

 

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New Article: Mental Health Parity Rules 

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NAMI DuPage Overview of Services (PDF)

NAMI DuPage Brochure (PDF)

New Library Resource Page

 

The Residential Treatment Work Group has created a guide for families who may be considering residential treatment services for their children. The Guide includes things to consider when choosing a residential treatment center, funding options, and additional resources and supports for families. The guide is now available at www.icmhp.org or by clicking the image on the left.
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