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NAMI Jackson County

Educational and Sharing & Caring meetings
are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month
(except for holidays).

Meetings are open to anyone interested
in learning more about mental illness.

Program, 7:00 p.m.

Our Savior Lutheran Church
(lower level)
700 South University Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois

Located across the street from Shawnee Trails and B&A Travel.
   Parking is in the back, off Thompson Street by way of Mill Street.

NAMI Connection

NAMI Connection is not currently available in Jackson or Williamson County.  


NAMI Family to Family

NAMI Family to Family is not currently available in Jackson or Williamson County.  


Meetings will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Click here for information about the NAMI National Convention.

Upcoming meetings:

* April 3, 2018 *
7:00 p.m. program
to be announced
* May 1, 2018 *
7:00 p.m. program
to be announced
* June 5, 2018 *
7:00 p.m. program
to be announced
* July 3, 2018 *
7:00 p.m. program
to be announced

* Recent Programs *

Crisis Intervention Training at the Carbondale Police Department, by Randy Mathis
Crisis Intervention Training by Janece Beckman
Ted talk (short video):  Anxiety (by Angela Ceberano)
Beth Morrison, Wellness Coordinator at SIU Health Services
Ted talk (short video):  Depression (by Andrew Solomon)
SIU student organization Active Minds
Paul R. discusses "NAMI Connection facilitator training"
Lynda Killoran discusses "Caregiver Compassion Fatigue"
Sue Speers demonstrates "How to support wellness with apps"
Dr. Jon Warshawsky describes a new initiative at Choate Mental Health Center
Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAPs)
H Group & Centerstone: Director John Markley discusses organizational merger
Recent developments regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace
Detective Brandon Weisenberger
, Carbondale Police Department, Crisis Intervention
Video: Silver Linings Playbook
Susie Toliver, Crime Victim Advocate
, Carbondale Police Department
John Markley
, Chief Executive Officer, The H Group
Karen Freitag
, Chief Administrative Officer, The H Group
Video:  Xavier Amador, Ph.D., Anosognosia (lack of insight) in mental illness
Depression and Anxiety
Video:  Living with Schizophrenia, A Call for Hope and Recovery
Audio:  Dr. Tom Insel, Director, NIMH
Hugh Brady, President,NAMI Illinois
, Robin Van, Educational Advisor for IL DCFS
Video:  No Kidding, Me Too!
Crisis Intervention Team training, M. Norrington, Director
Phil Schaefer
of Southern Illinois Healthcare
Larry Franklin, author of Cherry Blossoms & Barren Plains
Video:  Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia
Movie:  Nobody's Child
Video:  When Medicine Got it Wrong
Video:  Conversations on Mental Illness
Video: Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness
So. Ill. Criminal Justice Training, M. Norrington: Director,
LifeSavers with Judy Ashby
Movie: Canvas
Video: Cry for Help
In Our Own Voice presentations
Carbondale Police Department
, question and answer
Impressions from 2008 NAMI Illinois Educational conference
Video: Depression: Out of the Shadows
Video: True Life: I Have Schizophrenia
Video: Side by Side
, a Journey with Depression
NAMI Connection
Video: Hope is Here
Video:  Unbreakable Minds
Equip for Equality

SIRSS, current topics
VideoSAMHSA anti-stigma campaign
Video:  Out of the Shadow
Visit SIRSS Housing Facilities


14 March 2018