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:
Learn how you can take action on issues regarding mental illnesses. The most effective way to express our ideas and vision is through our members. Having a network of members willing to contact their legislators – via letter, email, phone calls or office visits regarding specific issues is essential.
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.
July 28, 2017
You sent 122,539 emails to members of Congress. 1,066 advocates marched to Capitol Hill during our National Convention and spoke face-to-face with elected officials.
Thank you. You helped make mental health care a focal point of the health coverage debate.
Thank your Senators who voted “no.” And urge your Senators who voted “yes” to work with their colleagues for quality, affordable mental health coverage for all.
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 13, 2017
Thanks to all who came out to run, walk, or just socialize. And a special thanks to our 2017 sponsors! It’s through your generosity and continued support that NAMI SWI can carry on its mission of helping those with a mental illness along with their loved ones.
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.
NUEVAS REUNIONES DE APOYO!
¿Por qué luchar por su cuenta contra la enfermedad mental y el estigma que esta produce? ¡Apóyense mutuamente en una reunión del grupo de apoyo, Conexión de NAMI! Aprenda y comparta técnicas que la gente usa para luchar contra estas condiciones. NAMI SWI ha iniciado un nuevo Grupo de Apoyo de Conexión en la Fairmont City Library en Fairmont City, IL (St. Clair County). Haga clic aquí para más info.
September 2017 - NAMI Basics Class
New Fall NAMI Basics class is forming now!!
October 13-14, 2017 - NAMI Illinois Annual Conference
Techny Towers Conference & Retreat Center in Northbrook, Illinois. Registration is now open.
November 18, 2017 - NAMI Gala Fundraiser
Crystals for a Cause: A Celebration of Bling, Bubbly, and Blessings, scheduled for Saturday, November 18th 7 pm at the lovely Villa Marie Winery!
All proceeds will provide outreach, education, and support at zero cost to families and individuals working to improve their mental health.
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. For all other events please contact the host of the event.
- What Is the NAMI SWI Llama? The Meaning behind the Llama Mascot Download Flyer
- NAMI SWI Gala Fundraiser Flyer - November 18, 2017 Download Flyer
- NAMI SWI Provider Education Flyer Download Flyer
- NAMI SWI Membership Form Download Flyer
- Family-to-Family Flyer Download Flyer
- NAMI Basics Flyer Download Flyer
- NAMI Homefront Flyer Online Class Download Flyer
- Finding What Works for Your Wellness Please mark your calendars now for the 2017 Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Calls Download Flyer
- NAMI Southwestern Illinois Support Meetings for Individuals living with a Mental Illness, Family and Friends - All support group meetings are open to the public with no charge to attend. Download Flyer
- NAMI SWI Educational Programs flyer Download Flyer
- Recovery Support Center at Call For Help Recovery Support Center - 9400 Lebanon Rd, Edgemont, IL 62203 Download Flyer
- Ending the Silence - NAMI in-school presentation for school personnel and youth outreach Download Flyer
- DBSA Support Groups Download Flyer
NAMI Southwestern IL
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
Granite City, IL 62040
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