NAMI Principles of Support
We will see the individual first, not the illness.
We recognize mental illnesses are brain disorders.
We aim for better coping skills.
We find strength in sharing experiences.
We reject stigma in ourselves and in others.
We won't judge anyone's pain as less than our own.
We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
We embrace humor as healthy.
We accept we cannot resolve all problems.
We expect a better future in a realistic way.
We will never give up hope!
Individual and Family Support Meetings:
The 1st Saturday of every month ~ 1:00pm-3:00pm
The 3rd Wednesday of every month ~ 7:00pm-9:00pm
NAMI Connections--Peer Support Meetings:
NAMI Connections meetings are held in a separate area of First Christian Church
on the same days and at the same times as the Individual and Family meetings
All meetings are held at:
First Christian Church 700 South 6th Street Springfield IL
For more info please call 891-5570 (217 area)
Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website for NAMI Springfield www.nami.org/sites/NAMISpringfield