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, September 24th from 6:00 – 8:30pm pm meet at Sweet Tomatoes, Lombard
· Meal not included
Wednesday, October 15th from 6:00 – 8:30pm pm meet at Suburbanite Bowl, Westmont
· $3.00 games, shoe rental included
Wednesday, November 5th from 6:00 – 8:30pm Ice Skating at Darien Sportsplex & Snack at Culvers, Darien
· Free Skating, please note date may change due to scheduling conflict. Culvers snack on your own, not provided.
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
2014 HOPE STRONG
“Arts and Crafts: Show and Sell”
To be held as part of the DHS Division of Mental Health Regions 3 & 4 AnnualRecovery Conference
September 17th, 2014 Washington, IL
Let your creative voice be heard through poetry, drawings, paintings,
sculpture, musical recordings, jewelry, hand-dyed scarves,
photography, or whatever your talent may be.
Simply complete the artwork registration form no later than 8-30-14.
Please note we request art to be submitted August 1st_30th, 2014
Call or email Pat Hayes with any questions:
Pat Hayes, Recovery Support Specialist
Ph #: 217-786-7626
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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.
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:
- Children, teens or young adults
- Emergency rooms and hospitals
- Outpatient services
- Affordability, insurance or other funding issues
- Criminal justice issues—particularly jails
- Homelessness; housing
- 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!
Director of Media Relations
National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI)
3803 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
New Article: Mental Health Parity Rules
|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.|