MISSION: The mission of NAMI Southwestern Illinois is to promote recovery for people living with a mental illness and for their families who are impacted by their illness. We accomplish this through providing support, education & advocacy; supporting research; reducing stigma & discrimination; improving services by working with health professionals and families.
A Review of the Past … A Look to the Future
2019 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:Support Groups – You Are Not Alone! Family Support Group: Provides a safe place Read More
In this New Year it is important to Know Your Worth. Build your self-esteem. Be Positive. Take care of yourself.
Having a positive mindset will allow you to respect yourself and you will learn how to truly love yourself. Having a positive thought pattern can lead to healthy behaviors and a healthier lifestyle that promotes taking care of yourself. It can also give you the ability to not fold easily under stressful situations.
Believe in you and your ability to succeed. Read More
February 6, 2020, 6:41 p.m. By Alexxis Kerry WREX https://wrex.com/2020/02/06/students-could-get-five-mental-health-days-under-new-illinois-bill/
ROCKFORD (WREX) — It isn’t uncommon for students to miss school for the flu or strep throat, but some Illinois lawmakers say the common “sick day” should be expanded further for mental health.
A new bill introduced to the Illinois Senate would mandate public schools to give students five sick days per year for mental and behavior health reasons.
“Sometimes people just need that time away to decompress some of their issues Read More
Jan 13, 2020 By Megann Horstead Northwest Herald https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/12/u-s-rep-underwood-introduces-legislation-to-expand-access-to-primary-and-mental-health-care/awlc2qn/
GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, is looking to get a piece of legislation passed to expand access to primary and behavioral health care services.
During a press conference Saturday at TriCity Family Services in Geneva, the legislative details were rolled out.
“Making sure that people in Northern Illinois can count on seeing their primary care or mental health provider is something that everybody deserves,” Underwood said. “As out-of-pocket costs rise Read More
Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?Read More