• Apr2018

    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...

  • Mar2018

    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...

  • 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...

  • Feb2018

    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...

  • 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....

  • Jan2018

    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...

  • 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...