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:
With Congress scheduled to spend just 100 days on legislation before wrapping up to work on national elections, mental health advocates have a narrow window of time to pass comprehensive mental health reform.
To keep this important legislation moving, NAMI has launched a campaign of weekly action alerts asking NAMI members and followers to keep pressing Congress to pass comprehensive mental health reform. Position papers that support 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.
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.
NAMI SWI’s RACE • WALK
Thanks to all who came out to run, walk, or just socialize. A special thanks to Marie Krysnoski, Katie Venvertloh, Jim Isaac, Mary Gauen, Matt Gauen, Sandy Giger, Tai Venuti, Ann Barnum, and all volunteers who helped at the race-walk on May 7th!
Mental Health Month
- Learn the Facts!
- Get Your Community Involved!
- Take the stigmafree pledge
Support Mental Health Month by bringing awareness to your communities about this important topic. NAMI has launched a webpage with a place to pledge your support to be stigma-free, plus resources and information on how to show your support for May is Mental Health Month. Click here for more info. Go Green!
New Support Meetings!
Why battle mental illness and stigma on your own? Support each other at a NAMI Connection meeting! Learn and share techniques that people use to fight these conditions. NAMI SWI has started 2 new NAMI Connection Support Group meetings at the Benton Public Library in Benton, IL (Franklin County) and Call for Help, Inc. in Edgemont, IL (St. Clair County). Click here for more info.
- May 20, 2016 - 2nd ANNUAL ABCD Conference
- June 14, 2016 - NAMI SWI Annual Membership Meeting
- July 6–9, 2016 - NAMI National Convention 2016
NAMI Southwestern IL
WHAT IS NAMI SWI?
NAMI SWI is an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. www.nami.org. NAMI SWI is a non-profit, self-help, volunteer organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI SWI is a member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
WHO WE SERVE
NAMI SWI serves 12 counties in Southwestern Illinois: Madison, St Clair, Jersey, Montgomery, Greene, Calhoun, Bond, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Clinton, and Macoupin.
WHAT WE DO
NAMI SWI provides free education and support programs for persons with mental illnesses and their families. We provide a voice for people affected by mental illnesses by advocating for them with public and private policy makers for better legislation and more effective mental health treatment options.
We're here to help. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NAMI Southwestern IL
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
Granite City, IL 62040
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