Annual Meeting & Presentation: Innovative Developments in the Treatment of Depression - NAMI CCNS - Chicagoland Mental Health

Annual Meeting & Presentation: Innovative Developments in the Treatment of Depression


Event details

  • Tuesday | September 13, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom - Onlimne
  • (847) 716-2252

Dear NAMI CCNS Members:

We will be holding our Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. 

At the meeting, we will:

  1. Elect Directors. A brief biography of each nominee is included in the attached proxy statement BELOW.
  2. Transact any other business that may come up at the meeting.

Members as of August 31, 2022, are entitled to vote at the meeting (and, if the meeting is adjourned, at any rescheduled meeting).

This meeting is virtual; therefore, voting must be done before the meeting in order for your vote to be counted.

Your vote is important.

Please indicate your preferences on the attached proxy and submit it by mail or email. Anyone giving a proxy may revoke it at any time.
Please see the instructions for voting on page 2.

Board Voting Information & Instructions Download Here!

After our meeting, join us for a presentation and Q&A session with Yellowbrick’s  Medical Director, David Baron MD who will present on Innovative Developments in the Treatment of Depression.We don’t use the term treatment-resistant depression because it often leaves an impression which blames the patient when it is actually the insufficiency of the science and its practitioners.”

Best wishes,
Richard DeCleene

Presentation Detail:

Join NAMI Cook County North Suburban in welcoming Dr. David Baron for an insightful discussion of Innovative Developments in the Treatment of DepressionDavid Baron MD Yellowbrick

Given its prevalence (approx.. 280 million people worldwide) finding effective treatment for depression is both a personal nightmare for many and a serious challenge to public health.  While a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressant medication remains the standard approach and often brings significant improvement, the rates of full remission of depression remain frustratingly low.  

This talk will cover several non-medication treatments that often provide relief, including for those whose previous treatment has either been unsuccessful or partially, but not adequately, effective.  Information will be offered about deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS), Neurofeedback, and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.  Often, combining one or more of these approaches with medications and therapy can make a significant difference.  Along with yoga and mindfulness exercises, these approaches can frequently achieve a greater degree of relief of the debilitating symptoms of depression.