Please note: New PTSD meetings for military families – scroll down this page for more details
All meetings will continue to be held at Illinois Central College North, 5407 N. University St., Peoria.
Education Meetings, 1st Thursday of each month—Poplar Hall, Room 127
Support Groups, 3rd Thursday of each month:
Connections—Poplar Hall, Room 131
Family—Poplar Hall, Room 130
Education Meeting – Public is Invited
First Thursday of every month!
Location & time: Illinois Central College North, 5407 N. University St., Peoria- Poplar Hall, Room 127 from 7:00—8:30 p.m
Family to Family Class
Please call to register for this class.
Parents, spouses, friends, or adult children of people with mental illnesses are invited to participate in the next 12-week course. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program. Participants will learn valuable information to help them understand and support an ill relative while maintaining their own wellbeing. Please call 309 693-0541 for information or to register for the next class. Click here for information on NAMI’s signature program: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Peer to Peer Class
Please call to register for the next class
The next class will be held when there are sufficient numbers to offer it. Please call Dean at 840-0915 or Larry at 745-8359 to register. To take the 9-week class you must be 18 or older, have a psychiatric diagnosis, and have someone with whom you can talk about any issues/problems the classes unearth. The classes teach information about the various mental illnesses, tell how different medications function, help you create a relapse prevention plan, and start you toward creating an advance medical directive. The class will be facilitated by Dean and Larry. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program.
NAMI Basics Education Program
Please call to register for the next class.
This 6 week course is for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness. The class covers the biology of mental illness, treatment, school interventions and the latest research as well as the trauma of brain disorders for the child and the family. Basics is taught by parents who have lived similar experiences with their own children and have received training to teach the course. If you are interested in this class, please call Beth at 309-691-5830. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program but registration is required.
Also, check out www.NAMI.org “Basics” video on You Tube for further description of the course.
NAMI Homefront Education Program
This course is for family members and partners of Military Service Members and Veterans living with PTSD or any mental illness. Homefront is taught by people who have experience with military culture and understand mental illnesses and have received training to teach the course. There is no charge for this NAMI signature program. Participants will learn valuable information to help them understand and support an ill relative while maintaining their own well being. Please call Roger, 309 696-1824 for information or to register for an upcoming class.