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Introducing NAMI SWI’s Newest Outreach Specialist In St. Clair County

My name is Victoria ‘Tori” Barnes. I am looking forward to continuing my journey with NAMI SWI as I jump in as Saint Clair County’s Outreach Specialist. NAMI has been a great source of support for many people, myself included, especially during this time of COVID-19 in the United States.

I am very passionate about mental health, for both professional and personal reasons. My main goal, just like NAMI’s, is to make sure there are free resources available for individuals and their family members who are affected by mental illness or mental health concerns.

I am currently finishing up my last year of Undergrad Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where I am majoring in Social Work, and minoring in Criminal Justice Studies. I hope to start Graduate School this fall and continue my journey of Social Work so that I may better serve the population that is influenced by NAMI SWI and the resources and support we provide. As a Social Worker I am responsible for placing clients or individuals with resources and education, just as I am tasked with now as NAMI SWI’s Saint Clair County Outreach Specialist.

If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining, learning more about, or has general questions please feel free to reach out to me via email, text or call. You can reach me by email at You are not alone!

Victoria ‘Tori” Barnes
Outreach Specialist for St. Clair County

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