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NAMI’s Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs

Help Not Handcuffs, a webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses

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.

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NAMI on Campus UIUC Spring 2021 Programming

NAMI on Campus UIUC spring 2021 meeting scheduleWHEN: Every other Tuesday; 7 p.m.
HOW: Zoom Online Meeting
REGISTER: NAMI on Campus UIUC Spring 2021 Programming
HOST: NAMI on Campus UIUC

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.

Hosts:
Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.,
CEO, NAMI
Michelle A. Williams, Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderator:
Juju Chang,
Co-Anchor, ABC’s “Nightline” (@JujuChangABC)

Panelists include:

  • 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:

  1. An incredible value* — NAMICon is only $10 for students and peers, $15 for NAMI members and $25 for non-members.
  2. A convenient, online experience — Your internet connection gives you access to our event no matter where you are.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)

To see when NAMI Family-to-Family is offered, please go to our NAMI Family-to-Family section on the Educational Courses page.


NAMI Family & Friends

To see when NAMI Family & Friends is offered, please go to the NAMI Family & Friends section on the Educational Courses page.


NAMI Homefront

To see when NAMI Homefront is offered, please go to the NAMI Homefront section on the Educational Courses page.


Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Group

To see when NAMI Family Support Groups meet in-person, please go to the NAMI Champaign In-Person Support Groups section on our Support Groups page.


NAMI Online Support Groups

To see when NAMI Illinois’ support groups meet online, please go to the NAMI Champaign Online Support Groups section on our Support Groups page.


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. Please email info@namichampaign.org 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.