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http://il.nami.org/nami_connection.htm to find the closest NAMI connection Recovery Support Group.
www.nami.org - National Alliance on Mental Illiness
www.nimh.nih.gov- National Institute for Mental Health
www.nmha.org/ - National Mental Health Association
www.ndmmda.org - National Depressive and Maniac/Depressive Association
www.adaa.org - Anxiety Disorders of America
www.cabf.org - Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
www.chadd.org - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
www.depressionalternatives.co.uk/ - Depression Support Group Association
www.niaaa.nih.gov/ - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.mhsource.com/narsad/ - National Alliance on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
http://thomas.loc.gov - U.S. Congress on the internet
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
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 www.nami.org/criminalization.
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.