The NAMI Illinois State Conference provides educational opportunities for individuals living with mental illnesses, their loved ones and mental health professionals. The conference will offer over 20 breakout sessions, allowing each participant to customize the event to match his/her interests.
The NAMI Illinois State Conference brings together hundreds of family members impacted by mental illness, persons with mental illness, NAMI affiliate leadership throughout the state, and professionals in the field from across Illinois.
This year's conference with the theme of "Creating a Community of Support" includes four tracks:
a. Understanding Policy & Advocacy: Topics related to mental health advocacy at the local, state and federal level and how these levels interact to create and maintain a unified voice that promotes our legislative priorities.
b. Consumer & Family Engagement: How to strengthen our voice as a unified network of lived experiences, increase visibility and impact, and promote mental health wellness and recovery.
c. Strengthening NAMI: For affiliate leaders, affiliate staff and key volunteers to learn how to grow their NAMI to better serve our communities.
d. New Research, Practices & Innovation: New and innovative research, programs and practice that contribute to the development and strengthening of a comprehensive mental health system during challenging times.
The rooms at Techny Towers are modest rooms and do not provide televisions, coffee makers or hair dryers. If you plan to stay at Techny Towers you need to make your reservations at the time you register for the NAMI Illinois Conference.
If you prefer a full-service Hotel NAMI Illinois has secured the rate of $107 per night for single or double occupancy at the Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel. You will need to contact the Sheraton directly to make reservations. 847-480-1900 after July 4th.
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