People involved with NAMI usually have a mental illness or have a loved one that suffers from it. NAMI gives the knowledge and the hope that it is possible to live a fairly good life with a mental illness. To hear testimonials from people who are greatly involved with NAMI and that have been affected by a mental illness, click the links below:
Theresa San Luis
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Furry Friends Recovery
" I have bipolar disorder. I attend meetings in Madison County. Meetings are helping me continue to make progress and manage my illness. I especially enjoy the new Animal Assisted Therapy Connection meeting. I hope to continue in my journey and one day take training to become a NAMI peer facilitator. "
East Alton, Illinois
"NAMI Basics was a life saver. Our son has ADD and his school and other caregivers now understand more and can help us partner together to ensure our son can be successful in the classroom. The Basics teachers were warm and caring and provided so much hope and encouragement."
Father, Granite City, Illinois
"Family-to-Family Education provided my husband and I insight to into the lived experiences of our adult daughter who lives with Bipolar Disorder. The Family-to-Family program taught us critical communication skills and how to partner with our daughter to find the most effective local mental health support services , we are so thankful."
Mother, Alton, Illinois