• Feb2020

    Having a child with ADHD can present new challenges every day, and treating it can be difficult. Fortunately, as more research becomes available, parents have more options than ever before to use for assisting their child to become a high-functioning and happy adult. Here are three ways that you can...

  • There are people who drink regularly, not really realizing that they may be consuming far too much alcohol over the course of a week. When you are addicted to alcohol or consuming it on a regular basis, you may find that your drinking will affect your family relationships. This can...

  • Jan2020

    Narcolepsy is one of the most commonly misunderstood health disorders. This neurological autoimmune disorder can affect people in varying ways and is often extremely difficult to diagnose. Here are 5 things that most people need to know about narcolepsy and how it affects those patients and their loved ones. It...

  • Although a good number of anti-anxiety medications exist on the market, some people don’t like to use them to treat their anxiety. These drugs don’t always work consistently, and many come with side effects. That being the case, many people who suffer from anxiety look for alternative ways to deal...

  • Dec2019

    For special NAMI CCNS Holiday cards, please select below for options or call Sue Ockerlund:  847-716-2252 or email sue.ockerlund@namiccns.org Cards are $1 a piece or 10 for $8.  All purchases support your local NAMI CCNS near you!

  • Emotional support dogs have become wildly popular of late, and with good reason, as many people have found a great deal of comfort and kindness with these beautiful animals. If you suffer from anxiety, an emotional support dog may be an ideal remedy, but there are major lifestyle changes to...

  • Having an eating disorder is about more than the physical — much of it is mental and emotional as well. Now that you are on the road to recovery emotionally and mentally, it is time to get back on track physically as well. However, it can be pretty difficult to...

  • Nothing ever truly prepares a person for combat or the hardships of military life. Soldiers quickly learn that they need each other more than anything! They fight for each other and die for each other. Bonds solidify and men stand side-by-side and shoulder-to-shoulder. Soldiers survive because of these bonds in...

  • Nov2019

    The Impact is Real | A Story of Youth Standing for Youth in Mental Health After learning that 1 in 5 students is experiencing a mental health issue, I knew that so many of my classmates are struggling – largely in silence and alone. I feel that if mental health...

  • Depression is something that can affect anyone. In fact, depression affects a large portion of the population, up to 26% of women and 12% of men. There are a variety of kinds of depression, and symptoms of depression can come on without warning. Some people will deal with depression a...