NAMI’s Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs
We are pleased to invite you to register for NAMI’s Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs, a special four-part webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses.
With perspectives and insights from clinicians, peers, law enforcement professionals and more, this series will address the history of the intersection of mental health and the justice system, past and present legislative efforts, several existing jail diversion models, and what to expect and strive for with future programs.
- Part 1: The Definition of Insanity Documentary & Panel Discussion; Thursday, February 25, 2021; 3 p.m.
- Part 2: Legislation & Introduction to Models; Thursday, March 25, 2021: 3 p.m.
- Part 3: Introduction to Additional Models; Thursday, April 22, 2021; 3 p.m.
- Part 4: Implementing a New System; Thursday, May 20, 2021; 3 p.m.
NAMI on Campus UIUC Spring 2021 Programming
April 27 – Open Discussion + Game Night
Save the Date
Adolescent Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
WHEN: May 6, 2021; 12-1 p.m.
PRESENTED BY: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
REGISTRATION: Register Today
NAMI is joining with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a virtual panel discussion focused on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 among adolescents.
Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO, NAMI
Michelle A. Williams, Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, ABC’s “Nightline” (@JujuChangABC)
- Archana Basu, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Diana Chao, Founder and Executive Director, Letters to Strangers
- Christine Crawford, M.D., Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director, NAMI (@DrChrissyCrawf)
- Karen DeSalvo, M.D., Chief Health Officer, Google Health (@KBDeSalvo)
- Corinne Foxx, Actress, Producer, Writer and Influencer, NAMI Ambassador (@corinnefoxx)
- Garth Graham, M.D., Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health at Google/YouTube
- Aija Mayrock, Poet, Author and Influencer, NAMI Ambassador
For further details and to register for the event, visit Adolescent Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19.
Civil Commitment, Forced Meds, and Self-Advocacy with Advanced Directives
WHEN: May 17, 2021; 7 p.m.
HOW: Zoom Online Meeting
REGISTRATION: Registration Form
HOST: Community Education Committee
Emma Dorantes of the IGAC’s Legal Advocacy Service will talk about the processes of involuntary civil commitment and forced psychotropic treatment under the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. She will also explain the ways that different Advanced Directives such as a Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Declaration for Mental Health Treatment can protect the rights of an individual with mental illness, even during a crisis.
Virtual NAMICon 2021
WHEN: July 27-28, 2021
REGISTRATION: Registration is now open.
The culmination of events over the past year has demonstrated, more than ever, that there is no health without mental health. Finding solutions to our nation’s mental health epidemic will require all of us uniting to help our communities heal and thrive.
And the time to unite is NOW. It’s time to ignite powerful conversations and time to connect at NAMICon, the annual national convention for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Register now for Virtual NAMICon 2021, July 27–28, so you don’t miss:
- An incredible value* — NAMICon is only $10 for students and peers, $15 for NAMI members and $25 for non-members.
- A convenient, online experience — Your internet connection gives you access to our event no matter where you are.
- Plenary Speaker Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. — The Director of the National Institute of Mental Health returns to NAMICon to share an overview of the current challenges and opportunities in mental health.
- Programming built around five tracks — Timely and informative content focused on research, youth and young adults, mental health conditions, community support systems, and addressing mental health disparities.
- The largest community gathering of mental health advocates in the U.S. — Help bring greater awareness and solutions for people living with mental health conditions.
*Registration fees are non-refundable. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Mental Health Education
NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F)
NAMI Family & Friends
NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI Online Support Groups
NAMI Champaign Board Meeting
Board meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month via Zoom. Please email email@example.com for the Zoom link. WE want your input.
All are welcome at the meeting.
Monthly Community Education Meeting
See the Events section above for Community Education Committee sponsored webinars and meetings.