2016 WRAP Spring NAMI

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) class March 31st – May 19th

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WRAP Class is Coming to Park Ridge – the Wellness Recovery Action Plan

WRAP is an 8 week recovery education course that teaches a person in recovery how to develop a self-directed plan to use as a personal guide to daily living.  It was created by people in recovery from mental illness and focuses on self-help, recovery, and long term stability.

Participants should be 18+ years old and interested in making a positive change in their lives.  People with any and all types of psychiatric diagnoses are welcome.

Learn how to create your own individual Wellness Toolbox, filled with simple, safe ideas to help you feel good, stay well, and feel better even when the going is difficult.  Create an action plan for: Daily Maintenance, Triggers, Early Warning Signs, Crisis Planning, and more.

Design your own action plan to manage, reduce, and even eliminate symptoms to create a higher quality of life

Thursday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, March 31st – May 19th

in Park Ridge on the Lutheran General Hospital campus,

Center for Advanced Care building, 1700 Luther Ln, 

Conference Center Room 1220. 

Free parking in the adjoining West Garage.

The class is free, but registration is required.

Call Fay Anderson at NAMI Cook County North Suburban,

847-716-2252 to register or for more information.

This class is sponsored by NAMI Barrington Area,
NAMI Cook County North Suburban,
& NAMI Northwest Suburban

The sponsors are local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
– The Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.

NAMI e-news Jan 2016

Because Mental Illness Doesn’t Take A Snow Day – Contact Congress Today!

Because Mental Illness Doesn’t Take A Snow Day

Congress may have come to a standstill because of 2 feet of snow, but mental illness doesn’t stop for a snow day. We need Congress to dig in and work together to pass mental health reform.

You can help.

Email and tweet your member of Congress. Tell them now is the time to pass mental health reform and we can’t wait.

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Tell Congress To Stop Playing Political Football With Mental Health! #NAMI

Advocacy Action – Tell Congress To Stop Playing Political Football With Mental Health!

While Congress lets mental health reform legislation languish on the sidelines, millions of Americans struggle daily to get the mental health care they need. Congress should play like America’s team and champion bipartisan mental health reform (HR 2646 and S 1945) now.

How will mental health reform legislation help? Mental health reform will help people living with mental health conditions by:

  1. Improving the availability of quality mental health care
  2. Promoting early identification and intervention
  3. Reducing criminalization
  4. Enforcing insurance parity

Action Needed

Please tweet and email your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and urge them to pass mental health reform (HR 2646 and S 1945) now.

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Thank you for your advocacy! 

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