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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020

October 13, 2020

Though Mental Illness Awareness Week has come to a close, we at NAMI Northern Illinois believe it is important to discuss mental illness and mental health year round. We would like to offer you another opportunity to view the wonderful stories that were shared as well as the events that were held last week! Your more »

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October 4-10, 2020: Mental Illness Awareness Week

September 25, 2020

Mental illness impacts everyone directly or indirectly. Unfortunately, stigma and misunderstanding are also widespread. That is why each year, during the first week of October, NAMI Northern Illinois and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness. This year, NAMI Northern Illinois will be focused on the fact that mental health care is essential! more »

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Javon Bea Mercyhealth Acute Mental Illness Unit Closure

I would first like to say thank you to everyone who has showed your support of our community’s mental health care these past couple of months in regards to the closure of Javon Bea Mercyhealth Rockton Avenue Campus Acute Mental Illness Unit. You wrote letters, signed petitions, displayed signs, reached your legislators, and spoke out more »

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On the Application to Close Javon Bea Hospital – Rockton Avenue Inpatient Acute Mental Illness Unit

July 15, 2020

Psychiatric hospitalization is often a last resort option for individuals with acute mental illness. Once hospitalized, individuals can be monitored closely, accurately diagnosed, monitored, and stabilized. Numbers of psychiatric beds continue to fall throughout the nation. Without access to hospital care, individuals with serious mental illness deteriorate, families crumble under stress, emergency rooms and jail more »

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July Support Groups

June 30, 2020

How we will be moving forward during Phase 4 of reopening: NAMI Northern Illinois is going to continue to offer online support groups through a good part (if not all) of July. We are going to work diligently to return to in-person groups by August. Health and safety is our top priority and most facilities more »

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