2015 November Public Education

Mon. Nov. 9th – Public Education Meeting – How Can You Tell If It’s Mental Illness

*Click for a downloadable PDF version*

Meet Dr. Maxim A. Chasanov, M.D., who has been the Medical Director of Alexian Center for Mental Health since 2003. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and specializes in patients suffering with thought disorders. Dr. Chasanov is a recipient of the Psychiatrist of the Year Award presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Illinois.

Dr. Chasanov will answer your questions.

Monday, November 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm,

at the Maine East High School Auditorium,
2601 Dempster St, southeast corner of Potter,
Park Ridge 60068
This program is free and open to the public

Directions: on Dempster, just east of Potter, turn south at the stoplight for Dee Rd, park in the first parking lot to the east, and walk west to the Auditorium

NAMI CCNS, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cook County North Suburban, is a local affiliate of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families.
For additional information, please call us at 847-716-2252
or visit us at www.namiccns.org

2015 NAMI Runs and Walks

**You can still donate until Nov 20th for the NAMI 5K Run and Walk**

* You can still make a difference this year by making a donation to our ‪#mentalhealth‬ walk until Nov 20th: https://goo.gl/chzDBf *

 

Results and Award Breakdown – Results went online on race day at the following link: www.ItsRaceTime.com/Results.aspx?ID=1369

      Below are links to our photos and video from the 2015 NAMI CCNS 5k Walk/Run.

Pictures on Facebook
Video on Facebook
Video on YouTubeNote: The following event concluded on 9/20/2015

Packet Pickup at Dick Pond Sports this Saturday 3-5 pm. Come pick up your running t-shirt and timing bib and avoid the Sunday morning rush. 29 Prospect Ave, Park Ridge IL. Bring along a friend to sign up.

Website signup was cutoff at 5 p.m. on Saturday. In-person signup starting at the race site at 7am on Sunday morning, September 20. 2015.

Don’t forget that there’s a $5 discount to the first 100 runners who sign up.

Click here to register for the 5K race (chip timed) – medals and running hats to the age division winners! First 100 runners receive $5 discount.

OR

Click here to register for NAMI Walks!

New Park Ridge location and new 5k run (with the 5k walk).

Click here for a map of the flat, USATF certified course

2015 NAMI CCNS Run and Walk

Click on the poster image above to download a NAMI 5KRun/Walks Poster PDF – please share!

Click here if you would like to volunteer!

2015 NAMI CCNS Walk Partners

Thank you to our generous in-kind donors

Walgreens – Park Ridge
Starbucks – Park Ridge
Subway – Park Ridge
Wendy’s – Park Ridge
Roti – Northbrook
Middy Mags – Glenview
Whole Foods – Park Ridge
Dolcetti Patisserie & Café
H & J Liquidators and Closeouts
Trader Joe’s – Glenview
Regina High School
A special thank you to Khoving Company, for their donation on the porta johns.

Click on any image below to download a
NAMI Walks Sponsorship Brochure PDF

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NAMI CCNS Family Support Group in Spanish

LE INVITA A ASISITIR A NUESTRO GRUPO DE APOYO – Family Support in Spanish

*NOTE: NAMI CCNS no longer offers this group.

Note: Click for a printable PDF.2016 NAMI CCNS Family Support Group in Spanish

Family Support Group in Spanish

TIME AND LOCATION: 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Lincolnwood. For family or friends who support a loved one – adolescent or adult – with a mental illness.

Family Support Group in Spanish meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at 7020 Lawndale Ave in Lincolnwood. Free, confidential, no registration.

For info, call 847-716-2252, NAMI CCNS.

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI CCNS)
LE INVITA A ASISITIR A NUESTRO GRUPO DE APOYO

Nuestro grupo de apoyo de la familia es para la familia, parejas y amigos de las personas con enfermedades mentales. Te dara la oportunidad de compartir los problemas que estás enfrentando y aprenderas cómo otras personas han aprendido a manejar estos problemas. Escucharas ideas que podran ayudarte a cuidar de ti y de tu familia.

En un ambiente cómodo y seguro podras compartir tus inquietudes y preguntas sobre cuidado de la salud, vivienda, medicamentos, terapeutas y más informacion apropiada.

Podras hablar sin miedo al estigma o a la vergüenza. Conocerás a
personas que han o estan enfrentado problemas similares y tenían las mismas preguntas. Usted se beneficiara de sus conocimientos y apoyo – y usted podra compartir su conocimiento, experiencia y podra brindarles apoyo.

Nuestras reuniones son gratuitas, confidenciales, no se requiere
inscripciones y esta abierto a todos, sean o no miembros de NAMI CCNS.

Direccion: 7020 LAWNDALE AVENUE, LINCOLNWOOD
2 veces por mes: LA PRIMERA Y LA TERCERA MARTES DE CADA MES

Duracion: 7:00PM – 8:30PM
SI NECESITAS MÁS INFORMACIÓN POR FAVOR LLAMAR AL TELF. (847)-716-2252

Note: Click for a printable PDF.

 

NAMI E-NEWS - 8 of Our Favorite Blogs from Buzzfeed's Mental Health Week

NAMI E-NEWS – 8 of Our Favorite Blogs from Buzzfeed’s Mental Health Week

Here is a list of our favorite blogs from Buzzfeed’s Mental Health Week. So happy to have them on our Stigmafree team! ‪#‎IamStigmaFree‬

Buzzfeed recently had their first ever Mental Health Week where they posted nearly 150 blogs on the subject. Here is a list of NAMI’s favorites.