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Tuesday’s With Bubba – May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st

Join NAMI Champaign at the flagpole at West Side park every Tuesday in May* for a casual stroll through the park! Enjoy some fresh air and friendly discussions with NAMI Peers & Supporters! We’ll introduce ourselves and start out from the flagpole & bench area in the Northeast corner of West Side Park.

Find Carolyn with her “I Walk For Mental Health” place card on her shirt and join her along with Katie & her service dog, Bubba (patchwork fur & a face we all love!) as we “Walk & Talk” during Mental Health Awareness Month.

WHEN: 3:15 – 4pm, Every Tuesday in May*. (May 3rd ,10th,17th, 24th & 31st)

WHERE: Flagpole & Bench area in the Northeast corner of West Side Park, 400 W University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820.

HOST/Sponsor: Carolyn T. and  Kattie D., NAMI Champaign Peer Activities Committee

NOTES: *Unless it is pouring down Rain.

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GAME TIME – May 18th

Join us for a game of online Scattegories or Codewords, etc. Bring ideas of games you’ve tried online as well!

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18th; 7 – 8:30pm CST

WHERE: Virtual event on the ZOOM platform

HOW: Email: for a ZOOM link by Wednesday at 6pm.

HOST/Sponsor: NAMI Champaign

NAMI Champaign Community Education Event: Turning Challenges into Positives – Recovery from a Mom with Schizophrenia

Turning Challenges into Positives – Recovery from a Mom with Schizophrenia – My story of being a daughter of a mom with schizophrenia, how it affected me and how I grew to heal and have strengths from what I went through.

Alexandra Georgas is an author, international speaker, and performing songwriter who has a heart for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones. A graduate of Second City in Chicago, Alexandra peppers her work with humor. Her book, Mom and Me: My Journey with Mom’s Schizophrenia is a success story of learning to love and support her mom to recovery.  Her CD The Real Deal contains original songs that tell stories of her life. Alexandra is a supporter and speaker for DuPage NAMI and a supporter of Thresholds, an organization that provides stellar mental health services and housing in the Chicago area. She has a Master’s degree from DePaul University and has spoken at technical conferences throughout the United States, Europe and South America.

WHEN: Monday, May 16th, 2022; 7:00-8:30 pm CST
HOW: Email with the subject line ‘Turning Challenges’ to receive a zoom invite/pw

PRESENTERS: Alexandra Georgas, Author.
HOST/Sponsor: NAMI Champaign Community Education Committee

NOTES: Please register by emailing by 4:30 PM the day before each session.
Contact information is treated as confidential, and is used only to contact you in the event of a program change, for evaluation, or to provide additional mental health information.

NAMI Champaign POTLUCK PICNIC  – June 13th, 5:30pm at Hessel Park

The NAMI Picnic returns and will be held on 6/13/2022 at Hessel Park Shelter House in Champaign, IL! Bring a dish or beverage and join us outside for this get-together.

Starting at 5:30 p.m. Food offerings will include mini-subs, a potluck and water. Bring chips, desserts, and/or your own plate ware. This event makes it return and welcome all individuals and families involved with NAMI and Mental Health. Come join us for a fun evening at the park! Volunteers will be needed day-of to help set-up and clean up.

Police officers who have undergone Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) will be acknowledged.

WHEN: Monday, June 13st, 2022; 5:30 pm CST

WHERE: Hessel Park,  1401 Grandview Drive, Champaign, IL, 61820

HOW: In-person Event! Bring a dish for the potluck 🙂

HOST/Sponsor: NAMI Champaign


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

WHEN: 2nd Monday of the month; 6:30-8 p.m.

  • January 10, 2022 – via Zoom. Email with Champaign Board Meeting Zoom Link in the subject line for the Zoom link.
  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 11, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • June 13, 2022 – PICNIC TBA

NOTE: Email with Champaign Board Meeting in the subject line for more information or with any questions. 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.