NAMI CCNS 2016 Basics class Spring

**New Start Date** – 2016 Spring NAMI Basics for Parents Class

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Do You Have a Child
with Mental Health Issues?

NAMI Basics for Parents Class provides Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child with Mental Health Issues

FREE, seven-week course offered for parents/caregivers of school age children and adolescents with mental health issues.

Classes include:
Introduction – it’s not your fault; these mental health issues are
brain disorders
The biology of mental illness; getting an accurate diagnosis —, anxiety disorders, depression, ADD, ODD, OCD, childhood bipolar disorder, and others
Treatment works – an overview of treatment options
Tools for the toolbox – communication skills, problem solving, crisis preparation and response, handling challenging behaviors, relapse planning, and impact on family members
Record keeping and dealing with the systems your child is involved in – school, mental health,and juvenile justice

Offered Spring 2016

Saturday Mornings, 9:00—11:30 am, April 16th through
May 21st, at the Chicago Behavioral Hospital,

555 Wilson Lane, Des Plaines.
Call 847-716-2252 for info and to register. 

Commitment to attend the entire seven-week course is required.

Sponsored by NAMI Cook County North Suburban 847-716-2252 Visit

NAMI FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet

FaithNet is a resource on the national website which  provides information and education for faith communities and faith leaders.  Rev. Kathy Dale McNair, our FaithNet coordinator, is actively reaching out to faith communities. She can equip faith communities with tools as they  respond to mental health concerns in their congregation and their community.

If you are interested in finding out more about FaithNet, call Rev. McNair at 847-716-2252 to start the conversation!

FaithNet mission statement:

Create awareness in faith communities about FaithNet resources and NAMI programs

Educate and equip faith leaders.

Offer In Our Own Voice presentations with a faith focus.

Encourage faith communities to get involved with mental health concerns.

Help them build awareness and provide education. Then equip, collaborate, advocate.

Build relationships with faith communities.

Partner with other mental health organizations. Participate in clusters.

2016 NAMI CCNS Stigma-Free Friday! Blackhawks watch event.

Stigma Free Friday! – Blackhawks watch event

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Stigma Free Friday! 

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) – Cook County North Suburban is hosting Stigma Free Friday. Help us end the stigma of mental health conditions by participating in our Blackhawks watch event.

Join us at our first associate board event of 2016. Watch the Chicago Blackhawks play the Dallas Stars. 3 Hours of beer, wine and pizza. All attendees will have a chance to win 2 free tickets to an upcoming Chicago Blackhawks game. View event details below. All are welcome.

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When: March 11th at 7pm till the end of the game.

Place: Delux Bar & Grill ( 669 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622) 312.850.4008

Ticket price: $40.00 – Advance purchase includes:- $40

  • Admission
  • 2 raffle tickets to win 2 Chicago Blackhawks tickets (amazing seats)
  • 3 hours of beer, wine and pizza
  • Tickets sales available at the door for the same price, but only include a single raffle ticket.

Any individual who brings 3 guest is entitled to additional free raffle ticket.
Raffle tickets will be on sale at the venue: 1 ticket for $10; 3 tickets for $25; 7 tickets for $50.

NAMI CCNS MISSION STATEMENT – The mission of NAMI Cook County North Suburban is to improve the lives of individuals with serious mental illness and those who love and care for them through education support and advocacy.

Delux Bar & Grill – 669 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 – View Map