The NAMI Tri-County Illinois Mission:

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

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Announcements

Please note: New PTSD meetings for military families - scroll down this page for more details

Important Notice for 2015: Meeting Location Change

NAMI MEETING LOCATIONS FOR JUNE-DECEMBER 2015 HAVE CHANGED AS FOLLOWS: All meetings will be held at Illinois Central College North, 5407 N. University St., Peoria. The education meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month beginning June 4, 2015 will be in Maple Hall, Room 106. The Connections support group will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Poplar Hall, Room 129. The Family to Family support group will also be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Popular Hall, Room 128.

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6th Annual Hog Roast

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Detweiller Park—Pine & Dogwood Shelters
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Menu:
Roasted Pulled Pork  ¨  Baked Beans
Vegetables  ¨  Watermelon  ¨  Chips
Lemonade  ¨  Iced Tea  ¨  Dessert
(Food will be served from 11:30—1:30)
Entertainment:
Nut ‘N Honey (husband/wife)
Rich Gilmore
(See information about entertainment, page 5)
Games & More
Tickets—Advance:  $10
—At door:   $10
For Tickets or Information
Call 309 382-3500 or 309 453-2333
Hosted by NAMI Tri-County COGS
(Community Outreach Group)

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Educational Meetings - Public is Invited

First Thursday of most months
Illinois Central College North, 5407 N. University St., Peoria- Maple Hall, Room 106 from 7:00—8:30 p.m.

August 6
Sleep and Psychiatry
Dr. Aman Singh
Dr. Jane Larouche
Dr. Singh and Dr. Larouche are residents in the
Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois
College of Medicine, Peoria

September 3
Pediatric Bipolar
Dr. William Oliva
He is a resident in the Psychiatry Department at theUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria

October 4-10
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Tuesday, October 6—Speaker TBA

Thursday, October 8—Ask the Professionals Panel
Psychiatrists, a Pharmacist, and other professionals will be available to answer your questions
Saturday, October 10—Trivia Night, Bartonville, American Legion Post 979
Visit namitri-county.org for details for these events as they become available

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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

Next class to begin September 14; please call to register

Parents, spouses, friends, or adult children of people with mental illnesses are invited to participate in the next12-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 wellbeing. The next class will be held at Illinois Central College, Main Campus off Route 24 in East Peoria, beginning onSeptember 14, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Please call 309 693-0541 for information or to register for the upcoming class.

Peer to Peer Class

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 Larry at 745-8359 to register. To take the 9-week 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 Larry.  There is no charge for this NAMI signature program.

NAMI Basics Education Program

Current Class is in Session

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. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program but registration is required.

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

NAMI Homefront Education Program

This course is for family members and partners of Military Service Members and Veterans living with PTSD or any mental illness. Homefront is taught by people who have experience with military culture and understand mental illnesses and have received training to teach the 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 Roger, 309 696-1824 or Bill, 309 370-9424 for information or to register for an upcoming class.