Inspiring Hope Through Research Virtual Event

NAMI Scientific Research Award EventNAMI is thrilled to invite you to the first-ever virtual Inspiring Hope Through Research event.

DATE: Thursday, October 22, 2020
HOW: NAMI 2020 Virtual Research Event Registration

NAMI’s 2020 honoree for the NAMI Scientific Research Award is David C. Henderson, M.D., Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. His research interests include treatment-resistant schizophrenia. For the past 25 years, he has worked internationally conducting research and training programs. In the U.S., he has led more than 30 randomized clinical trials. NAMI will honor Dr. Henderson’s work at the Inspiring Hope Through Research event.

The event is open for anyone to attend, so please forward this invitation to friends, family or colleagues who may be interested.

IL ABLE Webinar

IL ABLE accounts make is possible for individuals with disabilities and their families to save and invest private funds easily and tax-free for disability expenses, without losing important federal means-tested benefits such as SSI and Medicaid.

Learn how IL ABLE works and how to enroll!

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2020; 7pm
HOW: via Webex
PRESENTER: Rosemary Laudani (Bio), Program Manager, IL ABLE, Office of the State Treasurer
HOST: NAMI Champaign Community Education
HANDOUTS: IL ABLE FAQs | IL ABLE What Type of Investor Are You? | IL ABLE NAMI Champaign Webinar Flyer

For more information on and to get the webinar link, please email and put IL ABLE Webinar in the subject line.

disABILITY Resource Expo’s Third Thursday Resource Round-Up

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2020; 3-4:30pm
REGISTRATION: Third Thursday Resource Round-Up Registration 2Preregistration is required. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 12, 2020.
HOST: disABILITY Resource Expo

Join NAMI Champaign in a breakout session at the disABILITY Resource Expo’s Third Thursday Resource Round-Up.

Educational Courses

NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F)

WHEN: Tuesdays, September 8-October 27, 2020; 6-8:30pm
HOW: via Zoom

Registration for this session of NAMI Family-to-Family is now closed. If you are interested in participating in a future session, please contact Nancy Carter 217-356-1925 and leave a message or email and put NAMI Class in the subject line. We will get back to you with more information.

For a course description, visit: NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family & Friends

Family & Friends will be offered soon! Please contact Nancy Carter (217) 356-1925 and leave a message or email We will get back to you with more information.

For a course description, visit: NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

NAMI McHenry County Peer-to-Peer InformationPeer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational course for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.

WHEN: Thursdays, September 10-October 29, 2020; 6-8pm
HOST: NAMI McHenry County
HOW: via Zoom

Pre-register with the Peer-to-Peer Pre-registration Form to see if this class is right for you! For more information view the NAMI Peer-to-Peer flyer or NAMI McHenry County’s Signature Classes page. Questions? Contact Andrea Backstrom,

For a course description, visit: NAMI Peer-to-Peer

Monthly Meetings

NAMI Champaign Board Meeting

NAMI Champaign Board Reminder, 2nd Monday of the Month

Board meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month via Zoom from 7-8:30pm. Please contact for the access code. WE want your input.

All are welcome at the meeting.

Monthly Community Education Meeting

See the Events section above for Community Education sponsored webinars and meetings.

NAMI Illinois is also hosting online support groups and in person support groups are resuming. See Support Groups for more information.