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 (Camaro Club) and Sue Ockerlund (NAMI CCNS)
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!
National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban
Help end the stigma against mental illness and sign up for TAG DAYS for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban.
Volunteers needed on Friday May 5 (6am-6pm) and Saturday 7am-noon
Shifts 2 hours each. We are making life better for everyone with mental health conditions by sharing information and collecting funds needed to keep our programs free!
Help us change how people think about mental illness.
Help us make a difference for those affected by #mentalillness and their families!
Tag day is around the corner and we need volunteers!
Volunteers please email Susan Ockerlund firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can make a difference.
Let’s Go Cubs Event!
Sunday, July 23, 2017 – NAMI CCNS FUNDRAISER
Join us for the Cubs vs the Cardinals nationally televised game.
We will start the game activities at 5 pm in the Cubby Bear,
PRIVATE ROOM, 2nd floor overlooking the Cubs Marquee.
All the ball park food and beer for you and your guests to enjoy!
50/50 raffle for patrons in the Cubby Bear – winners need to be present.
Then take your seats in the NAMI CCNS section at 7pm.
Don’t forget to visit our executive director, Nancy Carstedt, Cubs usher!
This is a first come first serve event!
For your ticket purchase of $175 for this fundraiser, call the office at 847-716-2252 or email Sue at email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE!
Monday August 14, 6:30 p.m.
This year’s event is in memory of beloved NAMI CCNS member Grant Nelson, food and drinks at Runner’s Edge, 1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091. Located next to Fannie May.
It may surprise you to learn that an average of one of every five of the employees at your company/organization will experience a mental health disorder each year. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that mental illness is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people will struggle with mental illness at some point in their lifetime, either personally or through a close family member or friend. Unfortunately, despite the amount of people struggling with mental health related issues, the concept of mental illness is constantly stigmatized, avoided, and disregarded. As a result, those struggling with mental illness do not always receive the resources, support, and advocacy they need and deserve. NAMI CCNS is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and those who love and care for them to provide just that.
On Sunday, September 24, 2017,(Evanston/Northwestern lakefront 5k walk/run) you have the opportunity to help by participating in our national walk/run. The goal is to raise both money and awareness. The proceeds from the 2017 WALK/RUN including money raised through corporate sponsorship will be used by NAMI CCNS in the following ways:
- To provide support to people with mental illness and to their families
- To educate families and those who have a mental illness
- To advocate for nondiscriminatory and equitable policies at the federal, state, and local level and in the private sector
- To advocate for improved opportunities for housing, rehabilitation, and meaningful jobs
- To support research into the causes, systems and treatments of brain disorders
- To support public education programs designed to help eliminate the pervasive stigma surrounding severe mental illness
We urge your organization to sponsor our Walk/RUN not just because of the visibility we can offer, but also because of the support and education NAMI CCNS provides for our community at large at no cost. With WALK/RUN funding, we hold support groups for those with severe mental illness and their families, teach classes to educate family members, police, and social workers about mental illness, and empower those with severe mental illness to educate the community.
Won’t you please help us meet the many needs of those with mental illness and their families by becoming a Walk sponsor? NAMI CCNS is requesting a sponsorship for our walk/run 2017. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at or at 847-716-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support.
Development Director NAMI CCNS