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.
Meetings - members:
The Bloomington area
NAMI Family Support Group
Starting January 2014, NAMI Family support group will meet from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday each month in Parish Hall at Epiphany Roman Catholic Church,
1006 East College Avenu, Normal, IL 61761. For information call 309-287-9913.
Starting January 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.
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