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:
After months of crisis following Governor Rauner’s vetoes of the FY16 state budget, we finally have a compromise Stopgap Budget, SB 2047 along with its companion legislation, signed and in place to cover FY16 and the first 6 months of FY17.
This Stopgap Budget was the result of months of detailed negotiations. Click Here for a brief synopsis of key pieces of the stopgap package, as well as links to the actual legislative language.
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.
Dec. 14, 2016
President Obama signed mental health reform into law as part of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Actth. The work of thousands of NAMI advocates has paid off. Congress heard NAMI’s voice through hundreds of thousands of phone calls, emails and tweets, and they answered. Now, more Americans will have access to the mental health care they need.
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.
NAMI SWI’s RACE • WALK
Thanks to all who came out to run, walk, or just socialize. A special thanks to Marie Krysnoski, Katie Venvertloh, Jim Isaac, Mary Gauen, Matt Gauen, Sandy Giger, Tai Venuti, Ann Barnum, and all volunteers who helped at the race-walk on May 7th!
NAMI SWI HOMEFRONT CLASS
Peter Dodge and David Noble traveled to Monteagle, Tennessee in June, 2016 to be trained as NAMI Homefront facilitators. Homefront is similar to Family-to-Family, but specially designed for military-connected families. We will be launching this program soon. Click here for more info.
New Support Meetings!
Why battle mental illness and stigma on your own? Support each other at a NAMI Connection meeting! Learn and share techniques that people use to fight these conditions. NAMI SWI has started 2 new NAMI Connection Support Group meetings at the Stillwater Senior Living Center in Edwardsville, IL (Madison County) and Call for Help, Inc. in Edgemont, IL (St. Clair County). Click here for more info.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the person not the illness
- Feb 11, 2017 - NAMI SWI Winter Party
- Finding What Works for Your Wellness - Please mark your calendars now for the 2017 Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Calls Download Flyer
- April 28, 2017 - Glo Bingo
- December 15, 2016 - President Obama signed mental health reform into law as part of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act.
- NAMI Illinois State Conference - We Are Stronger When We Speak With One Voice
NAMI Southwestern IL
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
Granite City, IL 62040
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