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Information on Government Shutdown’s Impact on Services

January 14, 2019

As the partial government shutdown looks to extend into this weekend, NAMI has put together the following overview of services that impact people with mental illness and whether these services are impacted by the shutdown. What’s still running Roughly 75% of the government has already been funded for 2019, so many services are   continuing without more »

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House Bill 5460!!!!

January 8, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan proposal championed by State Senators Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) and Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) to give counties that pass public safety sales tax referendums additional flexibility in directing use of new revenue generated by the tax was signed into law recently. The proposal, House Bill 5460, expands the “Special County Retailers’ Occupation Tax for more »

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The Art of Recovery Gallery: Video

November 14, 2018

Take a look at the gallery (officially made digital!) hosted by Stepping Stones of Rockford. Each artist displayed is on their own mental health journey. ART HEALS!

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NAMI Excited With New Opportunities To Improve Medicaid Mental Health Care

November 13, 2018

11/13/2018 Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease.  Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended more »

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Make a plan to #Vote4MentalHealth

October 23, 2018

Life can get busy and November 6th (Election Day) is going to be here before you know it. That means that now is the time to start developing your voting plan so you don’t miss your opportunity to #Vote4MentalHealth in this important election. There is no right or wrong way to cast your ballot. The most important thing more »

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