Are you or someone you love
living with mental illness and
2017 Monday, June 19
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091
Join NAMI Cook County North Suburban as we explore the topic of Dual Diagnosis and current advances in treatment with experts in the field.
Laura Parise, MD – Psychiatrist / Medical Director, Doreen E. Chapman Center
Sally Thoren, BA, CACD – Executive Director, Gateway Foundation
Tony DeJoseph, PsyD – CEO, Chicago Behavioral Hospital
NAMI CCNS and Maine Township Recovery Connection
in collaboration with Chicago Behavioral Hospital Present…
Introducing a new program… Dual Solutions
Our group focuses on 18-32 year olds experiencing co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. We provide a free, peer-led support group helping each other stay in recovery from mental health issues and substance abuse.
Program starts Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Meets every Thursday from 6-7:30pm
Chicago Behavioral Hospital
555 Wilson Lane, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Meeting entrance in back of hospital, follow parking lot to rear entrance.
Contact Kara Moonan with questions 1 (847) 224-9740
*NOTE: this program has been cancelled
Do you live with a mental illness and worry about keeping it a secret or telling others?
Honest, Open, Proud (HOP) is a program that helps people make decisions about disclosing their mental health challenges. It’s a safe space to talk about all the questions, concerns or experiences you have with telling your story. HOP is a peer run program for people living with mental illness. Each session is two hours long and includes group discussions, worksheets and practice exercises.
This free 3-week session will meet at the following times:
Thursday, May 25, 2 – 4 pm
Thursday, June 1, 2 – 4 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2 – 4 pm
Location: Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, 8324 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL
Space is limited. If you’re interested in attending please contact Fay Anderson at (847) 716-2252 or email@example.com
How does self-disclosure reduce self-stigma?
Self-stigma is when people internalize prejudice attitudes from the public by agreeing with stereotypes and applying them to themselves; it can hurt self-esteem and your health. Self-stigma can worsen symptoms, decrease functioning, and keep people from getting the help they need. Keeping mental illness closeted can lead to more shame! Research shows those who talk about their mental illness feel more empowered and have better self-esteem and confidence to achieve their goals. Talking about your story also reduces public stigma by challenging stereotypes and prejudice through engagement with the public and people with lived experience.
Honest, Open, Proud consists of three weekly sessions that cover the following topics:
• Considering the pros and cons of disclosing
• Goals of disclosing in different settings
• How to test a person for safe disclosure
• Strategies for self-disclosure
• How others may respond to your disclosure
• Practice telling your story
• Using peer support
Contact: Fay Anderson Office Administrator Resource Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
April 4, 2017 | Cost: Free
This community education seminar focuses on identifying and treating older adults with depression and is appropriate for community members and professionals. Since depression can present differently in the older adult population, it is important to recognize symptoms and differentiate between depression and other medical issues that may need physician involvement. Older adult men are at a high risk for suicide.
Check in will be from 6:30-7:00 PM. Advance registration is requested as seating for this event is limited.
Includes 1.5 CEUs.
Richard Lyon, MA, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-II
MaineStay Youth & Family Services
1700 Ballard Road
Park Ridge, IL