Chester Bennington's Wife

Chester Bennington’s Wife Speaks Out on Mental Health

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 do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left. I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive. He was a bright, loving soul with an angel’s voice. And now he is pain free singing his songs in all of our hearts. May God Bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would’ve wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love.


Mental Health Help

Mental health help is accessible and free to all that inquire here at NAMI CCNS (National Alliance on Mental Health) in the Chicago area.  Our new Dual Solutions Program specifically targets 18-32 year olds with co-occurring mental health and addiction problems.

Camaro Club NAMI

Thanks to John Pendola and the Illinois Camaro Car Club

A big thank you goes out to John Pendola and the Illinois Camaro Car Club for the very generous donation of over $1300 to NAMI CCNS .

John Pendola and Sue Ockerlund of National Alliance on Mental Illness

John Pendola (Camaro Club) and Sue Ockerlund (NAMI CCNS)

Camaro Club of Illinois Donation to NAMI

We were able to talk, greet and tell all the Camaro Club enthusiasts all about NAMI CCNS!

John Pendola and Sue Ockerlund are holding a photo of Grant Nelson, who John is supporting via this wonderful opportunity, at the Illinois Camaro Club show.

The event was held on July 22 with over 300 show cars in attendance!

 

Mental Health Stigma

Madalyn Parker Takes Mental Health Days Off From Work | What Happens Next is Incredible!

Madalyn Parker took a few days off of work for “Mental Health” reasons.  What happened next  amazed the internet!  Her courage is the kind that is eroding the stigma associated with mental health.

Yes, Madalyn Parker took two days off of work for mental health.  One would think that the internet and her boss would have blasted her, but that is quite the opposite.   Mental health is coming to the masses with less stigma attached to it than previously.  Much of that, you could say, is the result of our troops returning from combat abroad.

Her boss, Ben Congleton replied back with the following:

Madalyn Parker Mental Health

Ben Congleton, the CEO of Madalyn Parker’s company, shocked the internet with his response to Madalyn’s “mental health” days off from work.

Ben then took to the internet on Medium to talk about mental health and the stigma attached.  The article is titled, “It’s 2017 and Mental Health is still an issue in the workplace.”

“It’s 2017,” he wrote. “I cannot believe that it is still controversial to speak about mental health in the workplace when 1 in 6 Americans are medicated for mental health.

“It’s 2017. I cannot believe that it is still controversial to offer paid sick leave. Did you know that only 37% of full time employees in the US have paid sick leave?

“It’s 2017. We are in a knowledge economy. Our jobs require us to execute at peak mental performance. When an athlete is injured they sit on the bench and recover. Let’s get rid of the idea that somehow the brain is different.”

We at NAMI CCNS applaud Ben and Madalyn for their courage and commitment to ending the stigma attached to mental illness!

Share Your Story

Most everyone is touched by a mental illness or a mental health issue in their life.  Whether it’s you, friend or family, most everyone has a story.  If you would be so courageous to share, you would be directly impacting the stigma attached to mental illness.  If you would like to share your story, please send an email to: mystory@namiccns.org

If you are in need of assistance with mental illness and mental illness education, please give us a call or email us!  You can also inquire about our mental health & mental illness classes, here.

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