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About NAMI Illinois


Our Mission-NAMI Illinois (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness.  In collaboration with NAMI National, Illinois affiliates and other like-minded organizations, we influence public policies, provide up to date education and support programs, and increase public awareness and understanding of mental illness.  



NAMI Illinois' members believe that continuing research into the causes of serious and prolonged Neurobiological illnesses, improved treatment methods and service systems, is essential.

We welcome all who have felt alone because of serious mental illness within the family.  We hope you will join us in the rapidly growing network of people who are dedicated to the welfare of persons with mental illness.

What NAMI Illinois Does:

NAMI Advocates                                                           

Brings the need of persons with mental illness and their families to the attention  of  legislators, service providers, medical staff, and the general public.

Protects the rights of persons with mental illness.
Presses for added community support services.

NAMI Supports

Focusing 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

Provides training and educational materials for families, persons with mental illness and professionals.

Annual Educational Conference  

Family-to-Family Education

NAMI Basics

In Our Own Voice

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Locate a NAMI Illinois affiliate in your area


Find out more by contacting us at 800-346-4572 or Email us at namiil@sbcglobal.net

Join NAMI today!

When you become a member of NAMI, you become part of America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness. And now you can join online.