• Schizophrenia Myths | Top 5

    Top 5 Schizophrenia Myths

    There are many myths about people with schizophrenia.  Our Top 5 Schizophrenia Myths sheds light on a mental health subject we all need to be aware of! #1 – People with Schizophrenia are Violent The reality is, that this disease will never fundamentally change who the person really is underneath...

  • Nancy Carstedt | Executive Director NAMI retires

    NAMI CCNS | Executive Director Nancy Carstedt Announces Retirement

    NAMI Cook County North Suburban announces that Nancy Carstedt, who has served as Executive Director since 2011, is retiring effective April 1, 2018. During the past six and a half years under Carstedt’s leadership, NAMI Cook County North Suburban has grown from a mostly volunteer organization into a professional organization...

  • Mental Health | Top Ten Making a Difference Quotes

    Mental Health | Top 10 Making a Difference Quotes

    There are many quotes about making a difference when it comes to mental health.  Each unique quote might mean something different to us all.  No matter how personally connected one may feel about a particular one  – all are special and important to share.  The top 10 motivational quotes that...

  • NAMI Responds to Donald Trump

    NAMI’s Response to President Trump’s Recent Comments On Mental Health Care

    In recent days, there has been a lot of rhetoric by the President and the NRA about “crazy people” and a desire to return to the days of the “institutions.” These comments reinforce inaccurate and negative stereotypes and create barriers to having real conversations about how to improve the mental...

  • Top 4 Misperceptions of Mass Shootings and Mental Illness

    Top 4 Misperceptions of Mass Shootings and Mental Illness

    Mental illness misperceptions have run wild in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Here are the Top 4 misperceptions of mass shootings and mental illness. Common Misperceptions Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent the most significant relationship between gun violence and mental illness....

  • 2 Events! Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

    The ego needs our help. If we want a more satisfying existence, we have to teach it to loosen its grip. But how do we release its powerful grip?  Mark Epstein, MD and author of the book “Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself”, will be exploring just...

  • 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...