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NAMI Support Meetings

info All support group meetings and educational programs are open to the public with no charge to attend.

NAMI Support Group

Support Group for families and friends of persons diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness

Carlinville New Day

Second Thursday of each month This NAMI Support Group will meet at Cross Church, 1030 W. Main St., Carlinville, IL 62626, 6:30pm to 8pm, For more information please contact Andrea S. at 217-891-0508, or email the affiliate at

Combined Support Group
Carlyle NAMI Combined Support Group

Second Monday of each month, Support Meeting open to persons with mental illness AND family & caregivers of persons with mental illness. This NAMI Support Group will meet at Case-Halstead Library, 550 6th Street, Carlyle, IL 62231, 6:30pm to 8pm. For more information contact Sr. Linda Hylla (618) 292-1339 or email


Fourth Tuesday of each month NAMI Family Support Group at First Baptist Church, 534 St. Louis St., Edwardsville, IL 62025, (Use church parking lot entrance) 7:00PM - 8:30PM. Contact Pat Rudloff at (618) 656–6781


Second Wednesday of each month This NAMI Support Group will meet at Effingham Public Library, 200 N. 3rd St, Effingham, Illinois, 62401 (Enter East Door, take elevator or stairs to the basement level, meeting in the "Workman Room"). 5:00PM. Contact Donna M. for more information at or email the affiliate at

NAMI Parent Support Group
East St. Louis Children & Adolescents

Third Monday of each month, a Support Group meeting for parents/caregivers of children & adolescents with brain disorders, 6:00PM – 8:00PM at 908 N. 11th St, E. St. Louis 62201 (Emerson Park Metro Station). Contact Kimberly McClellan for more information at or call her at (618) 407-9081.

NAMI Connection

Support Group open to all adults with mental illness regardless of diagnosis

Swansea NAMI Connection Meeting New Time and Location

First Saturday of the month. The Belleville 2nd Friday of the month Connection Meeting has been moved to a different time and place. Support Group for Individuals living with a mental illness meets at LINC Office at #15 Emerald Terrace, Swansea, IL 62226, 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Contact facilitator Matt G. by email at


Third Friday of each month, Support meeting for individuals living with mental illness, at the Federated Church, 122 East 2nd South St., Carlinville, IL 62626, 7:00-8:30PM, Contact Katie C. at (618) 550-4231 or call the NAMI SWI office and leave a message (618) 798-9788 or email

Granite City 

Second & Fourth Thursday of each month , Support Group for Individuals living with a mental illness meets at Chestnut Health Systems, #50 Northgate Industrial Drive, Granite City, IL 62040, meeting in the conference room, 6:30-7:30PM. For more information, please contact Matt G. at or email the affiliate at


Third Tuesday of each month, Support Group for Individuals living with a mental illness meets at Human Service Center, 101 Melmar Drive, Sparta, IL 62286, 6:30PM-8:00PM. For more information, please contact Cara E. at

NAMI Connection

Grupo de apoyo para personas que viven con una enfermedad mental

Fairmont City NAMI Connection Meeting Temporarily Suspended

Suspendido hasta nuevo aviso.

Questions regarding NAMI SWI meetings and inclement weather policies: when Southwestern IL College (SWIC) classes are cancelled because of bad weather NAMI SWI support meetings are also cancelled. SWIC cancellation notices will be broadcast on all major TV and radio stations in the St. Louis area.

StarThere is an urgent need in these stressful times for NAMI to offer more support meetings throughout the 12 counties we are attempting to serve. It takes volunteers to do this. Please call the NAMI office 618-798-9788 for information about how you can become a support group facilitator.

Business Meeting

Granite City 

Bi-Monthly Business Meetings, Second Tuesday of the Odd Months: January, March, May, July, September, November. Bi-Monthly Business Meetings meet at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL, 62040, 7:00 PM in the Pascal Hall Conference Room. Business Meetings are open to volunteers, project leaders, and all NAMI SWI members.

*If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis,
 call the 24-hour hotline.