Who We Are
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) for Livingston/McLean Counties is a self-help, nonprofit organization which serves the central Illinois region. An affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with neuro biological brain disorders.
Our purpose is to improve the lives of persons with mental illness and their families through awareness, education, support and advocacy.
Our Membership consists of family members, friends, professionals, and individuals recovering from a mental illness.
Our NAMI Family-To-Family is scheduled for March 15 thru May 31, 2014
from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church,
503 East Front Street, Bloomington, Illinois. Enter through the East parking
lot doors. The twelve week class is free to friends and family members of
individuals living with mental illness. Those interested in the class can contact
Barb (309) 706-9330 or Joni (309) 287-0870 via phone, text or email.
Reservations are required.
Meetings - members:
The Bloomington area
NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI Family support group meets from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday each month in Parish Hall at Epiphany Roman Catholic Church, 1006 East College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761. For information call 309-287-9913.
Next support group meeting is Saturday, April 26, 2014.
NAMI Connections group will meet from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday each month in Cenacle Room at Epiphany Roman Catholic Church, 1006 East College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761. For more information call 309-287-9913.
Next Connections group meeting is Saturday, April 26, 2014
For those living near Pontiac, please contact John or Bonnie at (815) 842-1514 or Laura at 815-844-7392, if you would be interested in a support group in your area.
Support for people diagnosed with a mental illness and their adult family
Our principles of support:
1. We see the individual first, not the illness.
2. We recognize that mental illnesses are brain disorders.
3. We aim for better coping skills
4. We find strength in sharing experiences.
5. We reject stigma in ourselves and others.
6.We won't judge anyone's pain as less than our own.
7. We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
8. We embrace humor as healthy.
9. We accept that we cannot resolve all problems.
10. We expect a better future in a realistic way.
11. We will never give up hope.
Just need to talk??
In a non-emergency situation, if you would like to talk to someone that has experienced a similar diagnosis in themselves or a family member, please feel free to contact us at (309) 287-9913 by 8:30 p.m.
What is mental illness: Mental illness facts