New MATTOON Area Family Support Group:

When:  EVERY Tuesday Night 6pm

Where:  LifeLinks

              750 Broadway Ave


Who:   Facilitated by John and Donna Mayer

Self Helper Newsletter  Click Here

Medicaid Expansion:   Click Here

Mental Health Parity Law:   Click Here

Illinois DHS Recovery and Empowerment Resource Guide:  Click Here

Affordable Care Act:  Click Here

ACA Fact Sheet: Mental Health and

the Uninsured:  Click Here

Social Networking for Young Adults

New website:  Click Here

WRAP Class Locator:  Click Here


NAMI National website:                                                    Affordable Health Care Act:

NAMI Illinois website:                                                    Center for Independent Living:  

Community Elements:                           PACE:  Help with Applying for Coverage:  Call Dave Appleman #217 344-5433

Treatment Advocacy Center:     Illinois DHS Recovery & Empowerment Resource Guide Click Here

Housing Action Illinois:                                   Cognitive Enhancement Therapy:

Family Services:

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District:

Help Resources Book Online:

Legal Aid:  Land of Lincoln

DECEMBER 14th, Monday at 6pm

NAMI Champaign Annual Pot-Luck Holiday Party:   

When:  December 14th, Monday

Where:  Colony West Clubhouse

31 Colony West

Champaign, IL

Time:  6:00pm to 8:00pm

Who:  All NAMI Members and

           NAMI Friends

Food provided:  Sub Sandwiches and Drinks

Pot Luck: Please bring the following to share:

Appetizers, desserts, chips, dips, holiday cookies, fruits, side dishes (cold)


Out of the Darkness Day

& Walk

October 10th, Saturday

Location:  Crystal Lake Park


Contact:  Dennis Cockrum, Counselor

    Parkland College

NAMI Champaign

Christmas Campaign

Your donation will provide holiday gift bags to persons with mental illness who are patients in the local hospitals over the holiday season.  The gift bag will include some literature about mental illness as well as fun things to help pass the time.  We will be including cards with messages of hope and of course, candy.  We are asking for a small donation of $2.00 to go toward this campaign.  Larger donations are also appreciated.  Please go to the website:

or mail to:  NAMI Champaign,

P. O. Box 1514,

Champaign, IL 61824-1514

P. O. Box 1514,

Champaign, IL 61824   Phone:  (217) 419-5345

Community Education Night:

When:   Dec 7th, Monday at 7 - 8:30pm

Where:  Champaign Public Library

               202 W Green St, Champaign

               Robeson Room, 1st Floor across  

               from Coffee Shop 

Featured Speaker:   Dr. Monica Uddin

Associate Professor of Psychology at the U of I. 

The goal of Dr. Uddin's research group is to to identify genetic and epigenetic predictors of stress-related mental disorders, with particular focus on depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.  A central theme of this work is the recognition that lived experience has a substantial impact on the risk for mental disorders, and this risk is likely mediated in part by changes to genomic biology. .