EVENTS & SUPPORT
NAMI Southwestern Illinois Office
- Gateway Regional Medical Center
- 2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
- Granite City, IL 62040
- Office Phone: 618-798-9788
- Office Fax: 866-332-5338
- Office E-mail:
NAMI’s third nationwide parity report found that, despite the federal parity law, people with mental illness aren’t getting the care they deserve. You can help fix this. Call or email Jennifer Hammer, Director of the Illinois Insurance Commission, (217) 782-4515, firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask that they ensure that health plans in our state are not violating your parity rights.
Important information about the future of Medicaid
With Harmful Medicaid Waivers Looming, the National Council issues State-by-State Fact Sheets to Support Advocacy. Help preserve Medicaid, use these fact sheets to support your advocacy efforts at the state level.
NAMI Illinois is fighting hard to make our voices heard. NAMI Illinois’ position and actions to be taken will be found on NAMI Illinois’ website at http://namiillinois.org/advocacy-legislation/. We urge you to visit that resource frequently to find additional information on important issues that are under consideration.
We need strong and persistent messages urging Congress to act. Please help advance mental health care by promoting Comprehensive Mental Health Reform Legislation.
November 30, 2017
On November 30th, NAMI released The Doctor is Out, which found that people continue to lack the same access to mental health providers as for other medical providers. When they do find a provider, many are forced to go out-of-network and pay high out-of-pocket costs at much higher rates than for primary or specialty medical care.
NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Groups generally meet on a monthly basis but may meet weekly. The hallmark of a NAMI support group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the other participants.
A peer-led support group, following 12 principles of support, open to all individuals living with any type of mental health condition. NAMI Connection groups are discreet and absolutely confidential, an ideal setting to connect with other individuals in recovery who are learning to cope with issues related to mental illness.
NAMI Parent Support Group
For parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with a mental illness. This support group offers a safe, non-judgmental and confidential outlet for sharing with other parents and caregivers who have experiences similar to yours. There is hope for your child and for you. You don’t have to face this struggle on your own.
RACE • WALK - May 12, 2018
Register online for our annual Race • Walk fundraising event. This is NAMI SWI’s largest fundraiser of the year. We need each and every member’s participation and more, so invite your family and friends! Click here for more info.
NAMI SWI HOMEFRONT CLASS
The next round of NAMI Homefront Online classes begins in Apr/May 2018. Peter Dodge will teach on Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Central Time Zone, this round, but feel free to register for a session in any Time Zone that suits your schedule. Click here for more info.
Mental Health Month
- Learn the Facts!
- Get Your Community Involved!
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Click here for more info. Together we can #CureStigma!
NAMI Southwestern IL
WHAT IS NAMI SWI?
NAMI SWI is an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. www.nami.org. NAMI SWI is a non-profit, self-help, volunteer organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI SWI is a member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
WHO WE SERVE
NAMI SWI serves 12 counties in Southwestern Illinois: Madison, St Clair, Jersey, Montgomery, Greene, Calhoun, Bond, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Clinton, and Macoupin.
WHAT WE DO
NAMI SWI provides free education and support programs for persons with mental illnesses and their families. We provide a voice for people affected by mental illnesses by advocating for them with public and private policy makers for better legislation and more effective mental health treatment options.
We're here to help. Please contact us: email@example.com
See the person not the illness
- May 12, 2018 - NAMI SWI's Race for Recovery • Walk for Awareness to be held at Grizzlies Ballpark
- May 17, 2018 - Recovery & Empowerment Day 2018 at the capitol in Springfield, IL
- June 27 - 30, 2018 - NAMI National Convention 2018 in New Orleans
- June 26, 2017 — NAMI Receives $1 Million Gift for Ending the Silence, Tipper Gore Funds National Expansion of National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Flagship Teen Program. More Info
- June 28 – July 1, 2017 - NAMI National Convention 2017
NAMI Southwestern IL
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
Granite City, IL 62040
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