• Nov2018

    I was an American soldier and part of a brotherhood.  Understanding Veterans and our mental health can be a difficult task, so I’d like to share something with you that brought me to tears and hit me in the gut.  I’m going to expose something deep within me, the heart...

  • With one in every five adults worldwide living with a mental illness, there’s an ever-growing need for innovative and effective means of combating mental illness in the community.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cook County North Suburban chapter (NAMI CCNS) is Chicago’s leader in mental health support groups...

  • Oct2018

    Since the inception of health care, mental illness has always been denied by insurance companies.  That is changing fast as mental health parity laws have been the conversation among the many that have been denied the same services afforded to those with physical ailments for decades. However, Illinois Governor Bruce...

  • The internet has become commonplace and routine for many individuals at work and home each day. However, when the internet initially became widely known, it had many different purposes than what it is used for by millions today. Understanding both the positive and negative impact the internet has had on...

  • Lady Gaga teamed with the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, on Tuesday (Oct. 9) to pen an essay for The Guardian about the epidemic of suicide, lack of reliable mental health support services around the world and the need to stop stigmatizing treatable conditions. “By the time you finish...

  • A Star is Born, a new movie remake by Director Bradley Cooper, left me with some concerning thoughts.  The movie is great, but also is one of the biggest failures.  Why does it fail? This movie digs back into the sad and unfortunate reality of mental health and suicide. (Spoiler Alert) ...

  • Sep2018

    Dear Suicide, I’ve come to know a few things about you. You are a liar. I don’t need ways out of my life. I need life now more than ever. You give me false pretenses and thoughts that “others don’t know, don’t care and could never understand.”  However, that is...

  • Jul2018

    Good Mental Health is important, but what does faith have to do with it? Alot! All of us go through life experiences that challenge our mental health, but mental illnesses are more serious than the common ups and downs that most of us experience. Anxiety is the number one mental...

  • The Good, bad and ugly of taking Hydroxyzine for anxiety disorders. What every person needs to know when taking Hydroxyzine for anxiety.The GoodThere are many other aspects of taking this drug, but it’s main use is treat anxiety. What is hydroxyzine? Here is a list of different aspects this drug...

  • Jun2018

    David Spade is honoring his sister-in-law and designer Kate Spade after her suicide at the age of 55. PEOPLE exclusively confirms the actor and comedian, 53, has made a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “More people suffer from mental health issues than we may realize...