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 11, 2019
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
DO YOU HAVE STIGMA?
- Take a 3 question, multiple choice quiz to find out
“Although stigma is a virus that anyone can be exposed to, we do have a cure, and that is compassion and understanding. We need to talk openly and raise our voices, so we can put an end to the fear and shame, and cure stigma once and for all.” Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI. Click here for more info. Together we can #CureStigma!
July 26, 2019 - Furry Friends Recovery 5-Year Anniversary Benefit
A 5-Year Anniversary Celebration will be held Fri, July 26, 2019, 7:00–10:00 PM at SqWires Restaurant & Annex, 1415 S 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104. Activities include: Raffle with a grand prize of $1,000, light hors d'oeuvres, dessert, cash bar, silent auction, games, therapy dog cuddles and music.
Aug 2019 - Membership Meeting Election Postponed
The election of new Board members and Officers at the Annual Meeting of the Membership on July 9th has been deferred until August to bring the election into compliance with the NAMI SWI Bylaws. For more info see page 9 of the August-Sept 2019 Edition of the Newsletter.
October 18 & 19, 2019 - NAMI Illinois Conference 2019
Mark your calendar for the 2019 NAMI Illinois Conference! The NAMI Illinois State Conference brings together hundreds of family members impacted by mental illness, persons with mental illness, NAMI affiliate leadership throughout the state, and professionals in the field from across Illinois.
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 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
- 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
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