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!
Are you or someone you love
living with mental illness and
2017 Monday, June 19
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
Join NAMI Cook County North Suburban as we explore the topic of Dual Diagnosis and current advances in treatment with experts in the field.
Laura Parise, MD – Psychiatrist / Medical Director, Doreen E. Chapman Center
Sally Thoren, BA, CACD – Executive Director, Gateway Foundation
Tony DeJoseph, PsyD – CEO, Chicago Behavioral Hospital
NAMI CCNS and Maine Township Recovery Connection
in collaboration with Chicago Behavioral Hospital Present…
Introducing a new program… Dual Solutions
Our group focuses on 18-32 year olds experiencing co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. We provide a free, peer-led support group helping each other stay in recovery from mental health issues and substance abuse.
Program starts Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Meets every Thursday from 6-7:30pm
Chicago Behavioral Hospital
555 Wilson Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Meeting entrance in back of hospital, follow parking lot to rear entrance.
Contact Kara Moonan with questions 1 (847) 224-9740
“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.”
BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman as he teaches people to communicate with their horses.
Monday, July 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Equestrian Connection, 600 N. Bradley Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Meet the horses. Enjoy refreshments. Watch the film.
Equestrian Connection of Lake County and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban invite you to an evening of Equine-Assisted Therapy. Buck presents the story of one person who has found healing through horses. Dr. Colette Collins, a licensed clinical psychologist and riding instructor, shares techniques that help heal.
For more information, call 847-716-2252 or go to www.namiccns.org
*Note: Summer Basics cancelled. Please sign up for Fall.
* Call 847-716-2252 and talk with Fay or Moira to register! *
Do You Have a Child
with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties?
NAMI Basics for Parents Class provides Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child
FREE, six week course offered for parents or family caregivers of school-age children and adolescents with mental health issues.
•Understanding the illnesses that are causing the behavioral difficulties
• The biology of mental illness; getting an accurate diagnosis—, anxiety disorders, depression, ADD, ODD, OCD, childhood bipolar disorder, and others
• Tools for the toolbox – communication skills, problem solving, crisis preparation, handling challenging behaviors, and the impact on family members
• Record keeping and dealing with the systems your child is involved in school, mental health, and juvenile justice
• Taught by trained teachers who are also the parents of children with emotional or behavioral difficulties
Wednesday evenings, 6:30—9:00 pm, Oct 4 – Nov 8,
at New Trier Northfield High School, 7 N. Happ Rd.
Call 847-716-2252 for info and to register.
Commitment to attend the entire six-week course is required.
Participant Perspectives – “This is such a great step-by-step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all.”
“NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can’t be found in a doctor’s office.”
Sponsored by NAMI Cook County North Suburban