• Jan2018

    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...

  • Dec2017

    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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Nov2017

    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...

  • Oct2017

    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...

  • 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....

  • Sep2017

    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...

  • Aug2017

    Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa, has recently come forward and opened up about mental health and the issues confronting the African American community when it comes to mental health. In an interview with Sway, Vic said, “Mental health is something that a lot of people just aren’t ready to talk about,...

  • Jul2017

    Talinda Bennington, Chester Bennington’s wife and mother to three of his six children, has released a heartbreaking statement following his tragic death. One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy. How...