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Annual Membership Meeting

June 27, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Time: 7:00pm Hello NAMI SWI Friends….Well, it is that time again… Our Annual Membership Meeting is just around the corner. This year we will be using Zoom to meet online. You can use your phone, your computer, or your iPad to log in. If you want to attend, but you need more »

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New Virtual Connection Group

June 7, 2020

Every Wednesday, 6:30PM-8:00PM, June 10, 2020 – July 29, 2020 Facilitators: Brianne Sharrar and Aaron K. Contact: Brianne Sharrar, exquisitelibrarian@gmail.com When? Every Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm How to join? Please email namiswi2019@gmail.com Instructions on how to participate using Zoom video conferencing will be provided. In this free peer led group participants will gain insight from hearing the more »

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Stay-at-home order impact on mental, physical health

June 6, 2020

May 13, 2020 By Matt Roy News Channel 20 https://newschannel20.com/news/local/stay-at-home-order-impact-on-mental-physical-health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — It has been nearly two months since Illinois’ Stay-at-Home order has been put in place. While it is designed to keep everyone safe, it might be having adverse effects on mental and physical health. The good news is we’re told it does more »

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COVID-19 Crisis Puts Pressure On Farmers’ Mental Health

May 21, 2020 By Natalie Krebs Illinois Newsroom https://illinoisnewsroom.org/covid-19-crisis-puts-pressure-on-farmers-mental-health/ Studies have found the rates of mental illness and suicide are higher for farmers. They work long hours, have limited social contact and are at the mercy of factors such as weather. Now the COVID-19 pandemic is creating even greater challenges to their livelihood—and mental health. Bill more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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