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: 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.


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.

First Thursday of most months
Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1
7:00—8:30 p.m.

September 4, 2014
Speaker:  Jean “Jay” Clore, PhD, LCP
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Topic:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 7, Tuesday—free and open to the general public
Location & Time::   Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Speaker:   TBA
October 9, Thursday—free and open to the general public
Location & Time:       Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Topic: Ask the Professional Night
Knowledgeable professionals will answer your questions; participants to be announced
October 11, Saturday   Fall Trivia Night
Tickets—$20, available by calling
Jim at 309 382-3500
Location: American Legion, Airport Road, Bartonville.
What:  A meal catered by LaGondola—spaghetti with meat sauce, Alfredo, salad, & bread. Dessert will follow.
Silent auction

This event replaces our usual dinner/auction during Mental Illness Awareness Week


Support Group Meetings

Find details on support groups in the Meetings tab above.


Family to Family Class

New class to begin September 9, 2014
Please call to register

The next class will be held on Tuesdays this fall starting Sep. 9 and running through 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. The class will be taught by Brenda Bleichner and Dennis Staggs with Dianne Geiss as the resource person.  Please call 241-6881 for information or to register for the upcoming class.

Peer to Peer Class

New class to begin June 16, 2014
Please call to register

The next class will be held at Proctor Professional Building on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. this summer starting June 16 and running through Aug. 18.  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.