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NAMI: Eliminating the Stigma of Mental Illness

May 7, 2018

For too long, mental illness has been stigmatized and relegated to the shadows, but the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is on a mission to change that, and it is making significant progress. Light the Darkness is the NAMI Annual Awards Dinner where Chicagoans come together to illuminate the path to change. NAMI believes that “our conversations create understanding. Our support dismantles the stigma. And our collective spark ignites empowerment and recovery.” Nash Disability Law was one of the sponsors of Light the Darkness 2018 which took place on Thursday, April 19th at the Geraghty. Nine Nash Disability attorneys and staff members represented the firm at the event.


(Pictured in the photo are [L-R] are: Sara Eminhizer; Rachael King; Lawrence Mabes; James Leeny; Nash guest L. Marie Asad, Community Relations Coordinator, BCBS IL; Sean Freund; Sarah Bourdet; and Beth Miller)

NAMI works every day to save every life. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Chicago is “one of the largest, most active NAMI affiliates in the country, with full-time and part-time staff, graduate-level interns, and dedicated weekly volunteers. [They] offer referrals, education, and support through [its] Helpline, which can be reached at (312) 563-0445 Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, in addition to education courses and support groups for families and individuals. [Its] services are free.”

If you or a loved one lives with mental illness, we at Nash Disability Law encourage you to take advantage of NAMI’s resources, and we urge everyone to support NAMI’s life-changing work in any way they can.