NAMI Illinois Conference

conference 2017

The NAMI Illinois State Conference brings together hundreds of family members impacted by mental illness, persons with mental illness, NAMI affiliate leadership throughout the state, and professionals in the field from across Illinois.

This year’s conference with the theme of “Changing Minds in Challenging Times” includes four tracks:

a. Understanding Policy & Advocacy: Topics related to mental health advocacy at the local, state and federal level and how these levels interact to create and maintain a unified voice that promotes our legislative priorities.

b. Consumer & Family Engagement: How to strengthen our voice as a unified network of lived experiences, increase visibility and impact, and promote mental health wellness and recovery.

c. Strengthening NAMI: For affiliate leaders, affiliate staff and key volunteers to learn how to grow their NAMI to better serve our communities.

d. New Research, Practices & Innovation: New and innovative research, programs and practice that contribute to the development and strengthening of a comprehensive mental health system during challenging times.

2017 NAMI Illinois Conference Program Book