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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Important Notice for 2015: Meeting Location Change

NAMI MEETING LOCATIONS FOR 2015 HAVE CHANGED AS FOLLOWS: All meetings will be held in Cedar Hall at Illinois Central College on North University St.  The education meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month beginning February 5th will be in Room 134.  The Connections support group will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Room 77.  The Family to Family support group will also be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Room 134.  Remember Cedar Hall at ICC.


Educational Meetings - Public is Invited

First Thursday of most months
Illinois Central College on North University St. - Room 134
7:00—8:30 p.m.

No Education Meeting because the first Thursday is a holiday

February 5, 2015
Speaker:  Matthew M. Preston, M.D., Psychiatry Practices at Associates in Mental Health, Peoria
Topic:  Mental Illness and Senior Citizens


Support Group Meetings

Find details on support groups in the Meetings tab above.


Family to Family Class

Class is ongoing

Please call to register for the next class

A class is in session until Nov. 25.  Parents, spouses, friends, or adult children of people with mental illnesses are invited to participate in the next 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 309 693-0541 for information or to register for the upcoming class.

Peer to Peer Class

Class is ongoing

Please call to register for the next class

The next class will be held when there are sufficient numbers to offer it.  Please call Dean at 840-0915 or John at 472-5907 to register. 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

Please call to register for the next class

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.
Also, check out "Basics" video on You Tube for further description of the course.