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October 16, 2017

9 Ways To Fight Mental Health Stigma

By Laura Greenstein | Oct. 11, 2017

 

Most people who live with mental illness have, at some point, been blamed for their condition. They’ve been called names. Their symptoms have been referred to as “a phase” or something they can control “if they only tried.” They have been illegally discriminated against, with no justice. This is the unwieldy power that stigma holds.

Stigma causes people to feel ashamed for something that isout of their control. Worst Read More

    By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Jun. 16, 2017

     

    As I’ve been thinking about the upcoming NAMI National Convention, I wanted to share some reflections with all of you on advocacy—recognizing that not everyone will be able to attend at the end of June. Advocacy has always been at the core of NAMI’s mission. It was a passion of NAMI’s founders and remains so today. Why? Because advocacy is one of the best ways we can address the systematic injustices and disparities that people with Read More

    We are looking for volunteers to participate in a march to Springfield to raise the profile of the state budget impasse on mental health services. Here are the ways you can help!!!!! Marching 1 day with us: 5/24 we’ll be marching from Lexington to Bloomington (13.2 miles) 5/25 we’ll be marching from Bloomington to Funks Grove (8.3 miles) Would either of those work for you? We’d love to have you or others from your NAMI Chapter!

    Attend the listening event on 5/24 Read More

    SAVE THE DATE!

    May 18

    1:00-7:00 pm

    *with break-out sessions to teach the public more about mental health and the mental health services in our community

    Location: BCPA (Bloomington Center for Performing Arts)

    *will include a CIT compliment by NAMI to recognize our officers in the county who have completed CIT training

    Thank you for joining us!

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