EVENTS & SUPPORT
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, email@example.com, 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 12, 2018
Thanks to all who came out to run, walk, or just socialize. A special thanks to Katie Venvertloh, our sponsors, and all volunteers who helped at the race-walk on May 12th!
NAMI SWI HOMEFRONT CLASS
The next round of NAMI Homefront Online classes begins in Apr/May 2018. Peter Dodge will teach on Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Central Time Zone, this round, but feel free to register for a session in any Time Zone that suits your schedule. Click here for more info.
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!
Local Training for CIT •
Thank you, Tom
for your involvement with this very worthy project!
NAMI SWI Tom Johnson, CIT Coordinator for central & southern IL, has been involved with the training of hundreds of police officers in not only our local area but all parts of Illinois.
The next local CIT training for police officers has been set for the week of May 9th. The location is at the Grace Church in Fairview Heights, IL. On Thursday, May 12th, of training week, NAMI members and officers will have the opportunity to role play and will also have the opportunity to interact during lunch or in between role plays. One big “draw” for NAMI members as well as the officers is to observe the role play action to see first-hand how CIT training is demonstrated in realistic role plays. NAMI members and officers alike have both noted how helpful the time was to tell their stories, ask questions, and get to know all sides of what happens during crises.
If you are a NAMI SWI member and would be interested in attending this role play session, please contact the NAMI Office at (618) 798-9788.
- 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
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