NAMI Northern Illinois: Understanding Anxiety and Depression in Youth

Theresa Mieczko, MA, LCPC will discuss how mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition – half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. It is not uncommon to be diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder, or depression and general anxiety. About half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This presentation will occur during NAMI’s monthly meeting. You do not need to be a NAMI member to attend. CEUs for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, LMFT, and Psychologists will be available through the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice.

When: June 12, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. 706 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103
Cost: Free

2018 Mental Health America Annual Conference

MHA is excited to announce our theme for our 2018 Annual Conference

When it comes to mental health, is the United States languishing in the past, or are we fit for the future? MHA’s 2018 Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC June 14-16, 2018 will tackle this very question – how can we be fit for the future for mental health?

Our Fit for the Future theme will discuss what we can do as individuals to keep ourselves healthy in the 21st Century – how program evaluations and personal narratives are increasingly connecting exercise and nutrition to overall mental health –and how leaders in the nutrition and personal fitness fields are changing lives for the better and impacting the mental health of millions. We will dive into programs that make use of cutting edge 21st Century technologies, treatments, and research – and how we can use these new tools and techniques to launch innovative and collaborative programs that will bring with them a brighter future for mental health care. And we will talk about what we can do to enact 21st Century policy solutions – to demonstrate how effective earlier interventions and recovery-oriented innovations can make a real difference Before Stage 4 – just as we do with every other chronic disease.

Join MHA and hundreds of others from all over the country as we hear from fitness experts, nutritionists, health and mental health professionals, individuals and families with lived experience, policy makers, media standouts, corporate leaders, researchers, MHA affiliates and more about these important and timely topics. In addition, we will hold a special pre-conference day on June 13, 2018, exclusively for MHA affiliates and invited guests.

MHA will not settle for the answers of the past in mental health care and treatment. We believe in taking charge of a brighter future—where there is always hope. If you do too, then this is a conference you don’t just have to attend, this is a conference you want to attend.

When: June 14-16, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C.
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2018 Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts Conference

The ILAPSC Conference brings hundreds of individuals together from around the state to explore the latest research and issues of justice-involved individuals with behavioral health needs. The ILAPSC mission is to promote problem-solving courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems. This year’s conference will feature nationally recognized speakers including:

  • Doug Marlowe, JD, PhD, Senior Scientific Consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Norma Jaeger, PhD, Idaho Supreme Court’s Problem-Solving Courts Specialist
  • Terrence Walton, MSW, CSAC, Chief Operating Officer for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Meghan Wheeler, MS, Training and Technical Assistance Consultant, National Drug Court Institute
  • Karen Otis, LMHC, MA, Associate Director, Treatment Court Program, Center for Court Innovation

When: October 18-19, 2018 with early registration on October 17
Where: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel, 201 Broadway Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
Cost: $195
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Open and Ongoing

Travel for FREE to a Mentor Court and Learn From the Best!

NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to visit one of our nine mentor adult drug courts. NDCI’s mentor courts serve as model programs for individuals and court teams interested in starting an adult drug court or for established courts interested in learning innovative practices. The mentor court program is made possible through collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice.

Adult Drug Court Sites

  • 4th Judicial Circuit Duval County Adult Drug Court
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Savannah-Chatham County Drug Court
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Nez Perce County Drug Court
    Lewiston, Idaho
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court
    Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Stone County Adult Drug Court
    Galena, Missouri
  • St. Charles County Adult Drug Court
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Healing to Wellness Court
    Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
  • 17th Judicial District Treatment Court
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Albany County Court Supervised Treatment
    Laramie, Wyoming

To learn more and apply to visit one of these learning sites visit:  Click Here