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.
Volunteers Needed! CIT Training • May 8-12, 2017
NAMI SWI will be participating at the CIT training scheduled for May 8th-12th at Grace Church in Fairview Heights, IL.
SILEC (Southern IL Law Enforcement Commission) has requested NAMI members to volunteer for Thursday, May 11, 2017 to talk with officers around 12:00 noon on Thursday during lunch.
NAMI Southwestern Illinois is dedicated to supporting CIT, mental health courts, and jail diversion programs to keep people with mental illness out of jail and in the care they need.
If you would like to volunteer or have questions please email Executive Director, Jessica Gruneich, at email@example.com or call the affiliate office at (618) 798-9788. Thanks!!
Read more about Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs at NAMI National.More Information
- 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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