NAMI Workplace Wellness Program

NAMI offers educational presentations to better understand and implement workplace wellness. We all have mental health, just like we have physical health. Mental health plays a large role in employee productiveness, job satisfaction, and overall health. 

  • 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. (Via Deloitte)
  • Companies with strong cultures saw a 4x increase in revenue growth. (Source: Forbes)
  • 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. (Via Deloitte)
  • Only 19% of executives believe their company has the ‘right culture’. (Source: Deloitte)


Our Workplace Wellness Modules

Our mental health training modules can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.

For more information, contact our Director of Education, Joe Zuzich at or 708-524-2582 ext. 101   



  • Learn the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions
  • Discuss stigma and how it hinders understanding, growth, and healing
  • Compare and contrast the definitions of stress and anxiety
  • Discuss the warning signs of suicide and methods of prevention


  • Identify symptoms, causes, risk factors & consequences of burnout
  • Practice meaningful self-care to balance and alleviate stress and burnout
  • Recognize that resilience and mindfulness are proven techniques to decrease stress


  • Learn how to use different styles of communication (nonverbal and para-verbal)
  • Explore how to use kinesics, proxemics & haptics for better communication
  • Realize the significance and process of being an active listener
  • Consider benefits and methods to empathetic listening

NAMI Workplace Wellness In The News:

Chicago Tribune, front page article, November 26th, 2021

From tearful interviews to summoning ambulances, contact tracing ‘takes an emotional and psychological toll.’ Cook County is offering mental health support.

Since the early months of the pandemic, contact tracers have worked to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 by identifying close contacts of people with COVID-19 and often advising them to quarantine. But the job is far more complex, and stressful, than just that. Contact tracers also ask those who test positive for COVID-19 about their well-being, so they can connect them with resources to help them successfully quarantine. In many cases, contact tracers get an earful from fearful people looking for comfort.

Those challenges and others led the Cook County Department of Public Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Metro Suburban to partner earlier this year to offer mental health training to contact tracers.

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Originally posted on Nov 26, 2021 

Mental Health For Contact Tracers

WBEZ interview, December 13th, 2021

Our Executive Director, Kimberly Knake, speaks about the mental health for contact tracers program NAMI MS conducted for the Cook County Department of Public Health. The session also features Cherie, a contact tracer who took the spotlight in the Chicago Tribune article published November 26th, 2021. 

Listen To Full Interview Here