The NAMI Tri-County Mission:

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


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

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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

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

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