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:
After months of crisis following Governor Rauner’s vetoes of the FY16 state budget, we finally have a compromise Stopgap Budget, SB 2047 along with its companion legislation, signed and in place to cover FY16 and the first 6 months of FY17.
This Stopgap Budget was the result of months of detailed negotiations. Click Here for a brief synopsis of key pieces of the stopgap package, as well as links to the actual legislative language.
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.
Aug 28 2016
Mental health advocacy is not about political parties. Right or left. It’s about getting care for people who need it. #MentalHealthReform will help, but we’re running out of time. Take part in the National Call-In Day for Senate #MentalHealthReform THIS FRIDAY, September 2nd.
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!
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. Click here for more info.
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.
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
- Oct 7, 2016 - 20th Annual Recovery Conference
- Oct 10, 2016 - Give Kids A Smile Day, Free Dental Care at SIU of Dental School
- Oct 12, 2016 - Tuning Out Stigma, Mental Health Awareness Event
- Oct 14 & 15, 2016 - NAMI Illinois Annual Conference & Convention
- U.S. House passes H.R. 2646:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for taking "a major step forward" to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illness.
- NAMI Southwestern Illinois is part of the eBay Giving Works program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here’s how…
NAMI Southwestern IL
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave. 4th Floor
Granite City, IL 62040
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