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10 Tips for Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Work can play a vital role in recovery—it gives the day purpose. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of every day.
Exploring The World of Human Emotions
Celebrating Recovery through Work
Understanding What HIPAA Means for Mental Illness
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Helpful websites: - National Alliance on Mental Illiness National Institute for Mental Health - National Mental Health Association - National Depressive and Maniac/Depressive Association - Anxiety Disorders of America - Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder - Depression Support Group Association - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - National Alliance on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) - U.S. Congress on the internet

NAMI Beginnings Magazine
The fall 2008 issue of NAMI Beginnings is now available for download. It focuses on school-based mental health and special education services.

A Resource for Families Considering Residential Treatment Programs for Their Children

Getting an Accurate Diagnosis for Your Child: 10 Steps for Families

Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices
This guide is designed to inform families about evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children's mental health and to share information on an array of treatment and support options. Knowledge is power and informed families are in the best position to advocate for the most effective treatment and supports for their child and family.

Call 211 for resource help in McLean, DeWitt and Livingston counties.  Call specialists are available to help individuals locate health and human service assistance.


NAMI Board Advocates on

Criminalization Issues

In a move designed to draw attention to the critical problem of criminalization of people with mental illnesses, the NAMI National Board of Directors has released a report calling for more jail diversion, improved services for people at risk of criminal justice involvement, and better collaboration between criminal justice and mental health professionals. The report, entitled “Decriminalizing Mental Illness: Background and Recommendations,” provides a concise analysis of the history and scope of criminalization, and includes public policy recommendations to address these critical problems. A copy of the report, and an executive summary, can be accessed online at  


Codependent No More and Language of Letting Go both authored by Melody Beattie - Are highly recommended by several NAMI members.  4/12/2010


Hole in One: A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series

by Gayle Grass (Iris the Dragon, Inc. 2008.)

An illustrated children's story book for discussing anxiety disorder; third in the series to help caregivers talk about mental illnesses with their children and overcome stigma and fears.


Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

by Jasmin Lee Cori, M.S., L.P.C. (Marlowe & Company 2007. 260 pages.)

This book is about overcoming trauma comes from a unique viewpoint: the author addresses client needs from a client's perspective. From choosing a therapist to knowing when you're finished with therapy, Cori brings a critical sensitivity to this issue, and offers a holistic approach to healing, including what is available outside of conventional cognitive behavioral approaches.


Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

by Gillian Butler (Basic Books, 2008. 335 pages.)

The latest in the Overcoming self-help guide series that uses CBT techniques. This book explains why anxiety occurs and provides practical information and real-life examples to help resolve it.


Overcoming Worry: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

by Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston (Basic Books, 2008. 465 pages.)

Another book in the Overcoming self-help guide series, this book focuses on excessive worrying (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and offers information on what leads people to worry and keeps them worrying-stepping stones toward recovery.


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