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Join Us – 2020 Virtual State Conference

Friday, October 16th


Saturday, October 17th

NAMI Illinois is pleased to be bringing you its 2020 State Conference virtually, in the comfort of a safe environment: your home! The focus will be on the dramatic increase in the need for services, as millions experience the challenges of anxiety and depression for the first time, and as the challenges facing those already living with mental health conditions are exacerbated.

Join us as 40 speakers offer 25 presentations on topics ranging from Navigating the Impact of the Pandemic to Moving Beyond the Classroom: The Dance of Virtual Programming, and Legalized Marijuana: One Year Later. Get your QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) certificate or take a couple of workshops during Creative Transformations.




We are especially honored to have

NAMI CEO, Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
as keynote speaker
on Friday, October, 16th.

Hear what he has to say on the future of mental health and the role that NAMI in Illinois plays in that future.


Alternate textDavid Albert, Ph.D.   Director,
Division of Mental Health at Illinois Department
of Human Services
as keynote speaker
on Saturday, October, 17th.


Mental Health Care in Illinois – Today and Tomorrow

How mental health needs in Illinois are being addressed currently with impact of the  COVID-10 pandemic on the mental health systems in Illinois and what are the innovations that will equitably address the mental healthcare needs of the future.

Peers and Family Members, discover new information about OCD in the COVID Era, Social Security Disability: Change and Confusion, Caring for the Caregiver, and COVID and Depression in Older Adults.

NAMI Affiliate employees and volunteers, hear how one affiliate played a role in The Community Mental Health Response to the COVID Crisis, another has made strides in Mental Health and Good Allyship in the LGBTQ+ Community and gain insight into the barriers and options related to Rural Mental Health.

Mental health care providers, learn about Navigating the Impact of the Pandemic, Remote Mental Health Screening and Measurement-Based Care in the Pandemic World, The Future of Mental Health for the Black Community and more.

Mental health advocates, find out about The Human Rights Authority, How Peers and Advocates Can Advance the Recovery Movement, and hear from an elected official living with a mental health condition.


Regardless of your role in the mental health arena, you’ll learn something new, meet your counterparts in our networking rooms, find out about our sponsors and exhibitors in virtual trade-show booths, and even earn CEUs if you are a mental health professional.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Register Now for Maximum Exposure.


At NAMI Illinois, we are on track to help 52,000 across the state through education and support. We also bring their needs to the attention of legislators, service providers, medical staff, and the general public. Investing as a partner of NAMI Illinois will ensure you receive recognition at this well-attended conference and on the NAMI Illinois website. Your support will enable your organization reach new clients, demonstrate your support of mental health, and provide necessary registration scholarships to individuals in need.

NAMI Illinois Virtual Conference 2020: Driving Change

From Next Door To Across Illinois

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