What We Do

WHAT NAMI ILLINOIS DOES

NAMI Advocates

  • NAMI brings the need of persons with mental illness and their families to the attention of legislators, service providers, medical staff, and the general public.
  • NAMI protects the rights of persons living with mental illness.
  • NAMI presses for added community support services.

NAMI Supports

  • NAMI focuses on family-to-family and consumer-to-consumer support and interaction through support group meetings.
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Program is a peer-based mutual support group program for individuals facing the challenges of recovering from any serious mental illness.

NAMI Educates

  • NAMI provides training and educational materials for families, persons with mental illness and professionals.
  • NAMI offers an annual educational conference.
  • Family-to-Family education
  • Basics education
  • Peer-to-Peer mentoring
  • In Our Own Voice presentations
  • Ending the Silence presentations