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Advocacy Days


Mental Health Rally - May 13, 2015

Recovery and Empowerment Day - May 20, 2015



NAMI Illinois Advocacy Training Webinar-March 2015



Downloads, Legislative Platform and Fact Sheets


NAMI Illinois Public Policy - February 26, 2015




Grassroots Advocacy

Learn how you can take action on issues regarding mental illnesses.  NAMI Illinois is fighting hard to make our voices heard.  The most effective way to express our ideas and vision, however, is through our members.  Having a network of members willing to contact their legislators - via letter, email, phone calls or office visits regarding specific issues is essential.

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Learn about NAMI Illinois' key issues and our positions on them.

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Downloads and Fact Sheets:

NAMI Illinois' Legislative Platform 2015
Prevent Devastating Cuts to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services
Maintain Stable Funding: Make the 5% Income Tax Permanent
HB5598 Prevention of Custody Relinquishment Fact Sheet
Voters With Disabilities Hotline Flyer



University of Illinois Community Mental Health Services Cost/Rate Study


NAMI Illinois Members Can Start Receiving Alerts via Email

Many of you are interested in receiving the most up-to-date information on mental health advocacy in Illinois.  Email is the most efficient way to keep you informed of these timely issues.  To make sure that we have effective ways to communicate with you, please take a moment to consider whether you would be willing to share your e-mail address with us and receive:

Ø      increased advocacy information and alerts

Ø      timely sharing of research updates and related news stories, and

Ø      up to the minute information on current NAMI Illinois activities and initiatives

Your e-mail address will be protected; it will not be shared or broadcast… in turn, we think it will be a great way to stay in touch with all that we’re doing! 

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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.