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May 15, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Illinois presents #BeHereTomorrow with Kevin Hines. “Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed more »

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Rockford Fire Department Piloting New Mental Health Transport Destination

April 11, 2019

When a person calls 911 while experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis, the only place state law currently allows the ambulance to transport them is to a local emergency room. The Rockford Fire Department is hoping to soon change that. With approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the department will be piloting more »

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NAMI Homefront Registration

March 11, 2019

Eastern, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM EST, Starting April 15 Pacific Day, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST, Starting April 17 Central, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM CST, Starting April 17 Mountain, Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM MST, Starting April 18 *Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class time NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, more »

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2019 NAMI National Convention

March 4, 2019

Our Movement, Our Moment 2019 NAMI National Convention June 19 – 22, 2019 – Hyatt Regency Seattle REGISTER TODAY Join the nation’s largest gathering of mental health advocates as we share, learn and network around important mental health issues. Launching at this year’s convention – NAMI’s new strategic plan! The convention’s theme, Our Movement, Our Moment captures the more »

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On the Legislative Front:

February 15, 2019

A pair of bills, SB 1633 in the Senate and HB 2572 in the House  and known as the “Children/Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act” — have been introduced into the Illinois General Assembly.  The companion bills, sponsored by Senator Heather Steans and Representative Sara Feigenholtz, address a whole section of the NAMI Illinois legislative more »

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