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.
Nov 12 2016
The election is bringing change, but one thing remains constant: We want mental health reform this year. How can you help? NAMI is leading a National Call-In Day for Senate Mental Health Reform. We need every member of NAMI to get on board. Demand a vote on #MentalHealthReform THIS TUESDAY, November 15th.
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 ILLINOIS NEWSLETTER
In this issue:
2016 Warm Winter Wishes
Meet the CEO, aka Mom and Dad
Connection Meeting in Macoupin County
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Gateway Regional Medical Center
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