CHICAGO – Working to remove stigma towards mental health, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is gearing up to co-lead with state Sen. Rob Martwick, D-Chicago, an upcoming Mental Health 101 Seminar with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at Wilbur Wright College Auditorium located at 4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
“The issue of destigmatizing mental health is one I am deeply passionate about. While a lot of progress has been made on this issue, there remains so much work to be done,” LaPointe said. “I wanted to co-host this event to provide a space where our community could come together to talk openly about issues related to mental health.”
LaPointe and Martwick’s seminar will aim to address a variety of topics and issues related to mental health. Residents who attend will be given helpful information and resources, including how to identify signs of different mental health issues, available healthcare resources and strategies for helping someone in a crisis. Guests interested in attending can RSVP at email@example.com. This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be made available and refreshments will be provided.
“Dealing with a serious mental health issue can be incredibly difficult and no one should have to go through it alone,” said LaPointe. “In order to build a stronger Illinois, we must continue to work to de-stigmatize mental health and provide vital, health resources to help our communities flourish.”
For more information about the event, LaPointe can be reached through her office number at (773)-647-1174 or her email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaPointe represents the 19th District, which covers portions of Chicago’s Big Oaks, Dunning, Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Union Ridge and West Portage Park neighborhoods, and River Grove, Elmwood Park, Norridge and Harwood Heights.