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Our Mission Statement

NAMI Northern Illinois

is dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with

mental illness and their families

through support, education and advocacy.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building and building a community of hope for all those in need.  

Our local affiliate, NAMI Northern Illinois, is located in Rockford, Il. Members of NAMI Northern Illinois  are families, friends and people living with a mental illness such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. NAMI Northern Illinois offers community educational courses and support groups.

NAMI Northern Illinois stays focused on educating Americans about mental illness.  NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates, and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country.  They raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs for people living with mental illness.  They offer access to treatment to those in need.  

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