NAMI CCNS 2024 Spring Gala

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NAMI CCNS Spring Gala

Join us at the Sunset Ridge Country Club for conversations and support that breaks barriers. NAMI CCNS continues to provide stigma-fighting advocacy toward recovery for families and individuals.

Celebrating its 18th year, the 2024 NAMI CCNS Gala is one of the most notable events in the Chicagoland. The NAMI Gala has raised more than $1.9 million to help fund NAMI CCNS’s core mental health programs, courses and support groups. The evening supports NAMI CCNS’s work in 19 communities in the North Suburban Chicago area.

Date: May 11, 2024

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Sunset Ridge Country Club (2100 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield IL)


Special Guest Speaker: Meg Kissinger

Meg Kissinger, a native of Wilmette, spent more than two decades traveling across the country writing about America’s mental health system. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, she has won dozens of accolades and multiple national journalism awards. Kissinger teaches investigative reporting at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and was a visiting professor at DePauw University.


While You Were Out: An Intimate Family Portrait of Mental Illness in an Era of Silence begins as the personal story of one family’s love and devotion in the face of relentless struggle, then focuses on exposing our country’s flawed mental health system. Combining the intimacy of memoir with the rigor of investigative reporting, the book is written with tenderness and surprising humor.


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