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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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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Educational Meetings - Public is Invited

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

October 7 & 9, 2014
Tuesday: Speaker:  Peter Alahi, MD, Psychiatrist
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Topic:  Psychotropic Medications
Thursday: Ask the Professionals Panel
Topic: The audience asks questions of a
distinguished panel

November 6, 2014
Speaker:  Howard Love, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
MA in Counseling, Bradley Univ. and an ordained minister
Topic:  Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health
He will give the basic response of the Church over the years to clinical psychology, examining the framework of basic spiritual integration, and its practical application.

December 2014
No Education or Support Group Meetings
Holiday Dinner and Celebration
December 11 at Park Edge Condo Clubhouse
5 p.m.

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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: Peter Alahi, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Topic:  Understanding Psychotropic Drugs

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 Professionals Panel
Ryan Finkenbine, MD, Psychiatrist
Cindy Gilmore, VP of Clinical Services, HSC
Christopher Gillette, PharmD, BCPP, Pharmacist
Arun Pinto, MD, Psychiatrist
These knowledgeable professionals will answer questions from the audience.

October 11, Saturday—Fall Trivia Night
Tickets—$20, available by calling
Jim at 309 382-3500
Location: American Legion Post 979, 4501 Airport Road, Bartonville.
Time: 5 p.m. Doors Open; 6 p.m. Dinner Served; 7 p.m. Game begins
What: Meal catered by LaGondola—spaghetti with meat sauce, Alfredo, salad, & bread. Dessert will follow.  Silent auction.  Trivia Game.  Proceeds benefit NAMI Tri-County Illinois

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

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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

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 www.NAMI.org "Basics" video on You Tube for further description of the course.