July 1, 2020
Let’s celebrate the increase in employing people living with mental illness!!
People living with a mental illness can work. The common belief that people with mental illness cannot work, is quite frankly a MYTH! Stigma is based on false information. Stigma leaves some people believing that people with mental health challenges are not motivated, ambitious, intelligent or capable. Sadly, these misconceptions combined with a lack of support keeps many people from working.
As a society,more » Read More
April 1, 2020
Dear NAMI Southwestern Illinois Friends:
Hello Everyone. Are you getting “cabin fever? I sure am. In adjusting to working at home, I have found there are positives and negatives to doing so. I’m sure you are having the same experience. Well NAMI SWI is here to offer support during this time of uncertainty.
We continue to answer calls on our Help Line. If you need referral information, or just need to talk to a “warm voice” during this time,more » Read More
Aug 11, 2020
By Sandhya Raman
The Daily World
Officers in Los Alamos, New Mexico, were called to check on an individual earlier this year, and after breaching the door realized they were too late.
“One of our suicides we had just barely missed,” said Oliver Morris, operations commander for the Los Alamos Police Department, who had conducted countless checks as an officer for almost 17 years. Like many other Americans during the pandemic,more » Read More
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KHQA) — The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced on Monday three new mental health programs designed to provide additional support for Illinois residents.
These new resources will be provided by community organizations through the Living Room Program (LRP), Transitional Living Centers (TLCs), and the Transitional Community Care and Support Programs (TCCS) throughout the state.more » Read More
Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive order, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The order is the Administration’s response to the recent national outcry for police reform, following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Addressing several areas of policing, the order also includes a focus on providing resources to law enforcement agencies to assist with responses to mental health,more » Read More