On Wed., April 15, 10:30-11:45 a.m., state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, along with state Reps. Ann Williams and Yoni Pizer, will host a virtual forum focused on mental health and wellness during the pandemic.
The mental-health experts taking part will include:
Alexa James, LCSW — executive director, NAMI Chicago;
Carri Hill, Ph.D. — licensed clinical psychologist, Jewish Child and Family Services; and
Hossam Mahmoud, M.D. M.P.H. — medical director, Insight + Regroup.
Following presentations from the panelists, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
A form to RSVP for the forum and receive a Zoom link to participate is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ouaHTxyJ4KPLS6WeuPlXMJQ1ebyQI31yjasN5loSEA8/prefill.
Those who are unable to participate in the forum are encouraged to take advantage of available mental-health resources. The National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ) has a help line at 833-626-4244 for individuals facing mental-health crises. People can also text NAMI to 741741 for support through text messages.