NAMI Illinois

218 West Lawrence
Springfield, Illinois 62704
217-522-1403
il.nami.org

Mission
NAMI Illinois is a state-wide organization comprised of local affiliates dedicated to the task of eradicating mental illness and improving the lives of persons with mental illness and their families.

Facts and Statistics
One out of five American families has a relative who has a mental illness.

Mental illness typically strikes young people in their most productive years, 16-25.

Families from all walks of life are affected regardless of age, race, income, religion or education.

Health Info
Mental illnesses include such disorders as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

Mental illnesses can profoundly disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the demands of life.

Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing.

Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people with serious mental illness need medication to help control symptoms, but also rely on supportive counseling, self-help groups, assistance with housing, vocational rehabilitation, income assistance and other community services in order to achieve their highest level of recovery.

Fundraising & Administrative Percentage
11.5%

 

 

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