• Michael Phelps mental health depression

    Michael Phelps | Contemplated Suicide Through Depression

    Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was at the height of success, but revealed that he, through the lows, has battled depression and thoughts of suicide. Per Susan Scutti of msn.com, Phelps divulged his struggles with mental health issues at the Kennedy Forum conference in Chicago. “Really, after every Olympics I...

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder | A Story of Hope in a Storm

    Mary was a seemingly normal teenage girl with hopes, dreams and ambitions, but while attending Evanston Township High School, life turned south for Mary and her family. What seemed like normal teenage behavior quickly became a nightmare. Mary was soon diagnosed with a severe form of bipolar disorder with a...

  • Holiday Depression & Loneliness

    7 Tips to Eliminate Holiday Depression & Loneliness

    The holiday season can bring much joy but can also bring sadness, stress, and loneliness. You can take charge and prevent stress and holiday depression with these 7 Tips to Eliminate Holiday Depression & Blues.

  • Google NAMI PTSD

    Google Partners With NAMI To Increase Understanding Of PTSD

    In any given year, about 14 million adults in the U.S. will experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can develop after any traumatic event, including combat, hurricanes, earthquakes or experiences like mass shootings, assaults or even car accidents. However, despite how common this condition is, treatment-seeking is low. That’s why...

  • NAMI CCNS Represented at Supportive Housing Expo

    NAMI Cook County North Suburban Board member Judy Graff, chair of the Program Committee and a Basics teacher, also serves as board secretary for the North/Northwest Suburban Task Force on Supportive Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness. Judy represented NAMI CCNS and the Housing Task Force at the 6th Annual...

  • I jumped off of the golden gate bridge - Kevin

    I Jumped Off of The Golden Gate Bridge

    Since 1937, two thousand people have died by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge.  This is one man’s story of suicide and the regrets he had after his attempt. If you know of someone who’s simply down and out or they’ve mentioned “suicide” or “kill myself”, please reach out...

  • Top 5 Misunderstood Mental Health Conditions

    Top 5 Misunderstood Mental Health Conditions

    There’s much stigma attached to mental health and mental illness, so for this year’s “Mental Illness Awareness Week” we are focusing our attention on five mental health conditions in need of better public understanding and stigma-busting: Mental Health is something that’s not often seen just by simply looking at a person....

  • NAMI CCNS Newsletter | 2017 Vol 3

    The quarterly newsletter of NAMI Cook County North Suburban NAMI Newsline 2017 Vol 3 – PDF DOWNLOAD NAMI Newsline 2017 Vol 3 NAMI CCNS NEWSLINE2017 Vol 3 1. 2017 Volume 3 From the NAMI CCNS Board “We still live in a near silent world when dealing with the topic of...