Category Archives: Celebrity Mental Health

Vic Mensa Mental Health

Vic Mensa Wants To Break The Silence On Mental Health In The Black Community

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, especially in the black community, especially black men. It’s very taboo, it’s very outside of the norm for black men to think it’s okay to see a therapist or anything like that.”

Mental health issues run in my family. I’ve been seeing therapists and psychiatrists since I was 15 years old. When I started taking psychoactive substances, it made it so much easier for me to slip into a dark place. I fell deeper into a depressive and suicidal mindset. Once I started experimenting with drugs, it became a dependence that I felt was necessary for me to be creative, but in actuality, it was the opposite—it was stifling my creativity and restricting my honesty and taking me everywhere but where I needed to be.  – InStyle.com

I’m talking about things that a lot of people maybe don’t feel empowered to talk about. Mental health is something that we don’t speak about in the Black community, it’s something we don’t really speak about in hip-hop and everybody’s dealing with things and you mention ‘psychiatrist’ or ‘therapist’ and people are like ‘I’m not crazy!’ but, honestly, we all crazy and the first step is recognizing that everybody’s different, everybody has their problems and it’s not bad to seek help.


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.

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.

2017 NAMI CCNS Spring Gala

2017 NAMI CCNS Spring GALA! Save the Date!!

Thank you for your interest in NAMI CCNS’ Spring 2017 Gala. Take a look at our gallery of photos from the event on our Facebook page!

 

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2017 NAMI CCNS SPRING GALA

* 2017 NAMI CCNS Spring Gala – April 22 *

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* Directions to The Glen View Club 100 Golf Road, Golf,IL.

Going South Via Eden’s Expressway (I-94)

41 turns into 94 – Eden’s
Proceed South, Exit Old Orchard Road
Turn Right (West) onto Old Orchard Road
Proceed to the Stop Light at Harms Road
Turn Left (South) onto Harms Road
Proceed to the next Stop Light at Golf Road
Turn Right (West) onto Golf Road
The 1st Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Right

Going South Via Tri-State Tollway (I-294)
(From Northern Suburbs)

Exit Golf Road, Turn Left (East) onto Golf Road
Continue on Golf Road to 2nd Stop Light after Waukegan Road
Turn Left into Club Entrance

O’Hare to Glen View Club

Take I-90 East to 294 North (towards Milwaukee)
Exit at Dempster Street East
Proceed East on Dempster Street to Waukegan Road
Turn Left (North) onto Waukegan Road
Proceed to Golf Road
Turn Right (East) onto Golf Road
The 2nd Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Left


From Downtown

90/94 West, Follow 94 (towards Milwaukee)
Exit Dempster Street West
Continue to First Stop Light, Central Street
Turn Right (North) onto Central Street
Proceed to Golf Road
Turn Left (West) onto Golf Road
The 1st Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Right

Going North Via Tri-State Tollway (I-294)
(From Southern Suburbs)

Exit Dempster Street East
Continue on Dempster Street to Waukegan Road
Turn Left (North) onto Waukegan Road
Proceed to Golf Road
Turn Right (East) onto Golf Road
The 2nd Stop Light is the Entrance to the Club
Turn Left

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OFFICIAL HASHTAGS
#StigmaFree
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#MentalHealthReform

NAMI SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
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EDITORIAL CALENDAR & CONTENT (OVERVIEW)
May 1-7 Take the Pledge
May 8-14 Share
May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree – Pass #MentalHealthReform
May 22-28 Donate 5

May 1-7 Take the Pledge
2016 NAMI Take the Pledge

2016 NAMI Take the Pledge

May 8-14 Share

Download NAMI Self-Tape Guidelines Apr2016 – Share your story!

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree – Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 15-21 Show You’re #StigmaFree & Pass #MentalHealthReform

May 22-28 Donate 5

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