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:
Feb 15, 2017
Governor Rauner gave his FY18 Budget address on Feb 15th. The governor's proposed budget has been published.
The FY18 Budget briefings for the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department on Aging, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Child and Family Services. All briefings can be found in one document.
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.
May 2, 2017
May is Mental Health Month and how is Congress celebrating? By trying to decimate mental health coverage in America.
This week, there is a vote expected in the House on the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA). If this bill passes, millions of Americans will lose mental health coverage or be charged more simply because they have a mental health condition.
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.
A J French • Threshold’s Hero Award
In Mid-November 2015, former NAMI SWI Board Member, AJ French, attended the Kennedy Gala and received Threshold's Hero Award. The Kennedy Gala event involved two nights of glitz and glamour in Chicago. The purpose of this gala was to draw attention to the civil rights struggle for persons with psychiatric disabilities and elevating the conversation about community mental health.
Mark Ishaug, CEO of Thresholds, presented AJ French with the Threshold’s Hero Award
AJ said, "I was honored to be recognized for my advocacy efforts and humbled to be a hero among heroes; surrounded by incredible people who are all connected in the fight to make this world a better place for persons with mental health conditions."
- Dec 2016
The Senate passed HR 34, which includes Mental Health Reform!
- Nov 2016
No Family Left Behind • Helping Families Cope with the Invisible Wounds of War.
- Oct 2016
NAMI Illinois State Conference • We Are Stronger When We Speak With One Voice.
- Mar 2016
Thank you, Tom Johnson, CIT Coordinator, for your involvement with this very worthy project.
- Jan 2016
A J French • Threshold’s Hero Award Congratulations AJ!
- Nov 2015
Share your support of United Way and why you're helping …
- Oct 2015
Recent announcement by the FDA
- Sept 2015
READ Allsup’s blog by Guest Blogger Jessica Gruneich, NAMI SWI Executive Director
- Aug 2015
Are you looking for a place where you can speak freely, find support and encourage others?
- July 2015
The 2015 NAMI SWI 5K Race for Recovery, 1Mile Walk for Awareness was held
- Dec 2014
Opportunity Knocked … and together we opened the doors!
- Nov 2014
NAMI SWI expresses a huge “THANK YOU” to community partners
- Sept 2014
Great News for NAMI IL and Our Affiliate
- Aug 2014
Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio
- July 2014
NAMI FaithNet is an information resource and network for NAMI members, clergy and people of faith
- June 2014
NAMI SWI Annual Membership Meeting • Guest Speakers
- Apr 2014
A Day of Giving and Remembering • NAMI Illinois Remembers …
- Feb 2014
No Family Left Behind • Conference and Connection Fair
- Jan 2014
Affordable Care Act • FREE Informational Workshop
Check out our News Archive for important stories you may have missed.
NAMI Southwestern IL
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
Granite City, IL 62040
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