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consider a tax deductible contribution
this year to support NAMI Illinois.
Illinois is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Organization.
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we can shape our future.
NAMI Illinois' powerful mission –
collaboratively working with a national organization and
Illinois affiliates - to provide education, advocacy and
support about mental illness.
We invite you to spend a few moments thinking about
the NAMI mission and everything that originally brought you
to this very special organization.
Let’s start by being brutally honest for a
moment… for the most part, we’re not a group that anyone
aspires to belong to. NAMI
is a membership organization with heart and heartstrings
that attach us to an illness that even today, people don’t
understand… that they sometimes shy away from… and that
they sometimes fear.
Most of us know – on a firsthand
basis - the fears and frustrations of a chronic illness that
still has no cure… but luckily for us, we also know NAMI.
And because we know NAMI, we know friendship, a sense
of community, and special bonds that inevitably lead us to
hope for recovery and the certain knowledge that we’re not
on this journey alone. Because
of NAMI we call people we never would have met - except
through NAMI - our friends, colleagues and chosen family.
Our strength is our resilience and our
capacity to embrace hope – for greater community
understanding, for better treatments and systems of care,
improved access to those resources and recovery from mental
illness. One out
of four families is touched by mental illness each year.
Most of them don’t yet know NAMI, but they need us.
They need our support, they need our knowledge and
most importantly they need to know they are not alone.
Our challenge is to be there for them.
An estimated 526,000 Illinoisans are living with
mental illnesses. Let’s
make this year a year to:
educate our friends, neighbors and colleagues,
each one of those 526,000 families and individuals who
live with mental health challenges throughout our
communities and campuses, and
the charge for recovery through integrated health care,
services and supports that promote mental and physical
Join us in celebrating 35 years of NAMI
Illinois’ first class education, support and advocacy, and
please give to make our 36th year of mission our
Sincere thanks for all you do to ensure
NAMI’s on-going legacy.