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The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Chicago is to provide hope and improve the quality of life for those in the greater Chicago area whose lives are affected by serious mental illness.

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NAMI of Greater Chicago is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of persons with serious mental illness/brain disorders and their families. We here at NAMI strive to improve the quality of life and the quality of services for persons living with serious mental illness, their families, and their community by providing: information and referral, support services, education and public awareness, representation/advocacy, and hope.

NAMI of Greater Chicago was formed in February of 1979, by four families coping with their adult children’s serious mental illnesses. These families incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, developed a support group and invited others to join with them. In September of 1979, Chicago NAMI members participated in the organizational meeting which chartered the National The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


1536 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60642

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