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Donantes y patrocinadores de eventos de NAMI KDK

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Tablero INC 708
Fundación Club de Madres de Batavia
Consejo de Salud Mental de Ginebra 708
Consejo de salud mental DeKalb 708

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NAMI KDK, 400 Mercy Lane, Aurora, IL 60506

NAMI KDK desea agradecer sinceramente a nuestros generosos donantes y patrocinadores de eventos. Con su apoyo, podemos trabajar para lograr nuestra visión de erradicar el estigma de las enfermedades mentales mejorando la calidad de vida de todos aquellos que luchan por el bienestar de la salud mental.

TRIBUTES

 

"Jim McNish was a force of nature - not like a storm, frightening and full of bluster, but more like gravity, quiet and powerful. Jim pulled people into his orbit with the sheer force of his heartfelt passion and dedication to mental health. His innovative ideas and his power of persuasion inspired others to join in and support expanding mental health treatment and work against the stigma attached to mental illness. He was a founding member of NAMI KDK and served faithfully for decades. I am personally grateful to have been pulled into Jim’s orbit and served with him at NAMI KDK. Jim McNish made a difference in the lives of thousands of people with mental health needs and their families. He truly left this world a better place."

— Judge Judy Brawka (Ret.), former NAMI KDK Board Member

"As the current Executive Director, it is important that I pause to reflect on the impact of James (Jim) McNish on our affiliate. In 1990,  Jim & Diana McNish along with other parents in the Fox Valley area came together looking for support and information after their children were diagnosed with a mental health condition. This small group became the nucleus of NAMI KDK which was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1993. 

 

Jim became a strong advocate for mental health. He built collaborations, empowering individuals affected by mental illness, and was a connector. He was instrumental in the creation of Kane County Treatment Alternative Court. The mission of the Kane County Treatment Alternative Court (TAC) is to guarantee justice for criminal defendants with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, or developmental disabilities, to enhance public safety, and promote the continuity of mental health care in the community. 

 

Jim McNish was passionate, well informed, and through his community advocacy, he led the charge to leverage our community to create solutions. The McNish family’s personal experience is what struck close to home and made a tangible difference. The bravery of sharing your own story is powerful and changes hearts. 

 

I want to express our gratitude for a lifetime of dedication to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illness. There is an enormous void in our lives. I also want to thank Michelle, Jacquie, and  Rachael for sharing their father with us. Please know that we hold your entire family in our hearts as you grieve your loss."

Sara Gray, Executive Director NAMI KDK

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