The NAMI Tri-County Mission:

We provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals with mental illnesses, their families, and their friends.

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If you wish to donate to NAMI Tri-County, please click here for instructions. Many thanks.

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Announcements

Important Notice: Meeting Location Change

Please note the following change of location for NAMI Tri-County Illinois meetings: All Education and Support Group meetings will now be at the Proctor Professional Building: 5409 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria. Please park in the back (west) of the building, use Entrance 2 by the playground, then take the elevator downstairs to the Classrooms. Check the calendar for the classroom listed for any meeting.

Change of room number for the Connections Support Group, 3rd Thursday of each month for all of 2014:  Meeting at Proctor Professional Building, Room 5 instead of Room 2.

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21st Annual Mental Health Mile - Walk/Run

June 28, 2014 (rain or shine)
Detweiller Park, Moose Shelter
See details and registration form here

This is a major event for NAMI
Tri-County.  Please plan to come
walk or run with us, or cheer us on.

Together we can make a
difference in mental health
services in our community.

If you have questions, call
Jim, 309 453-2333



Educational Meetings - Public is Invited

Please note: Educational meetings are held in classrooms at the Proctor Professional Building, but check the calendar for occasional changes.

April 3, 2014

Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1
7:00–8:30 p.m
Speaker:  Hilary Driscol, Human Service Center
First Aid for the Brain
When someone starts choking or stops breathing, the response is to use the Heimlich maneuver or perform CPR. But what do people do if they are in the presence of a mental health emergency? Come learn steps to take from Ms. Driscol.

March 1, 2014

Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Speaker:  To Be Announced
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

June 5, 2014

Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1
6:45–8:30 p.m.
Election of Officers, 6:45-7:00 p.m.
Ask the Professionals Panel
Ms. Patricia Edwards
Judge Kate Gorman
Mr. Dean Harris
Ms. Irene Kasambira
A Psychiatrist

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Support Group Meetings

Find details on support groups in the Meetings tab above.

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Family to Family Class

Parents, spouses, friends, or adult children of people with mental illnesses are invited to participate in a 12-week course. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program. Participants will learn valuable information to help them understand and support an ill relative while maintaining their own well being. Please call 693-0541 for information or to register for an upcoming class.

Peer to Peer Class

Please call to register for the next class

The Peer to Peer class that was to start in January was postponed.  Please call Dean at 840-0915 or John at 472-5907 to register so another one can be scheduled. To take the class you must be 18 or older, have a psychiatric diagnosis, and have someone with whom you can talk about any issues/problems the classes unearth. The classes teach information about the various mental illnesses, tell how different medications function, help you create a relapse prevention plan, and start you toward creating an advance medical directive. The class will be facilitated by Dean and John.  There is no charge for this NAMI signature program.

NAMI Basics Education Program

This course is for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness. Basics is taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their own kids and have received training to teach the course. The class covers the biology of mental illness, treatment, and the latest research as well as the trauma of brain disorders for the child and the family. If you are interested in this class, please call Beth at 691-5830 or Becky at 853-7176. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program.
Please note:
The class that was to begin Oct. 3 has been postponed; it is rescheduled for Feb 6 through March 13, 2014.