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In May 2016, NAMI Jackson County member and past president Patsy Parker was honored as a Community Champion by Centerstone, for "advancing behavioral health in our community through [her] advocacy, leadership and service."

NAMI Jackson County member Mary Gray was honored in September, 2014, with the Rosemary Berkel Crisp Award for outstanding contribution to women’s health in southern Illinois.

Support NAMI.  Review legislation information from NAMI IllinoisThen write to your legislators.

For users of e-mail:  The NAMI Office of Consumer Affairs offers a listserve for messages that relay information of interest regarding consumer initiatives, conferences, teleconference opportunities, and other topics relevant to consumer involvement, integration, inclusion, and leadership development.  Members and interested others may automatically subscribe by sending a message to ocainfo@nami.org with the word "subscribe" in the body of the message.  If you have any questions about the list, contact Tom Lane, Director, Office of Consumer Affairs at tlane@nami.org.

"Old News" (Recurring events are listed only for the most recent year.)

NAMI Jackson County represented in March at the Men's Health Conference at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois.

NAMI Jackson County represented in September at the Women's Health Conference at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois.

NAMI Jackson County represented at the 2011 NAMI National Convention, in Chicago, Illinois. 

NAMI Jackson County represented at the 2009 NAMI Illinois Conference, in Itasca, Illinois. 

NAMI Jackson County represented at the conference Suicide Prevention: A Community Response to a Community Problem, hosted by the Jackson County Mental Health Action Team and Suicide Prevention Coalition, April 3, 2009, at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois.


Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1-7, 2006) was recognized in Jackson County with two events hosted by the Church of the Good Shepherd, an interfaith worship recognizing those touched by mental illness, on Sunday, October 1, and a special screening of Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness, on Thursday, October 5.

Campaign for the Mind of America, 2005.  www.nami.org/report/il.

Federal Mental Health Action Agenda Released, 2005. 

On December 9, 2004, in accordance with our Christmas tradition, NAMI Jackson County provided Christmas gifts for residents in the Adapt of Illinois program of City Care Center of Cobden, Illinois.  Members of NAMI participated by shopping, wrapping gifts, contributing food, and attending a party for the residents.  Residents and members enjoyed the festive time together. 

Children's Mental Health Act, 2003.    Click here for more info.

Illinois Mental Health Code is Revised, 2003.  Illinois State Legislature website

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2003. www.MentalHealthCommission.gov.

On November 6, 2002, one of our members presented results of recent NARSAD-sponsored research at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Orlando, FL.   Click Click here for an abstract of the research results.

See the NAMI Illinois Affiliate Spotlight for June, 2002, for a brief account of our membership, meeting activity, and promotion of The Red Flags Program.

If you would like to learn more about local NAMI activities, you are welcome to attend one of our meetings.

For information on regional and national NAMI activities,

       Visit NAMI Illinois' web site.
       Visit NAMI national's web site.

Additional links.

24 May 2016