Recovery & Empowerment Call

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health – Recovery Services Development Group (RSDG) is pleased to announce the theme and topics for the next Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call Series: “2020 Vision for Ourselves.” Recovery & Empowerment calls are held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month. See 2020: Future Calls for a list of topics.

DATE: September 24, 2020
TIME: 10-11am

TOPIC: Finding the Positives in Our Challenges
OBJECTIVES: Participants will learn: How to see ourselves beyond our illnesses; how physical illness affects our mental health and vice versa; ways to stay well despite an illness; and the importance of holistic wellness.

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1-844-867-6167
ACCESS CODE: 4360050
MEETING TITLE: Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call
SPEAKERS: Rhonda Keck, Tom Troe, and Jenna Lutz



Strides Against Stigma

Strides Against Stigma logo
WHEN: Sunday, October 4, 2020
We walk to raise awareness, to end the stigma that surrounds mental health, and to raise the funds necessary to support our education and support program expansion throughout Champaign County.

There is help, there is hope, and until there’s a cure, there’s NAMI!

More 2020 STRIDE DETAILS to come!

NAMI IL 2020 Virtual State Conference

Driving Change: The New Future of Mental HealthWHEN: Friday, October 16, 2020 and Saturday, October 17, 2020
This year’s conference is being offered at a reduced rate ($10 for those living with a mental illness and $50 for all others) and no travel required.
For more information and to register, visit: NAMI IL 2020 Virtual State Conference

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.

All are welcome at the meeting.

Monthly Community Education Meeting

The monthly meeting is temporarily suspended. Until the monthly meeting resumes, NAMI Illinois is hosting online support groups and in person support groups are resuming. See Support Groups for more information.