Home

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Lake County is a non-profit, self-help organization of families, friends, users of mental health services, and professionals, dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by neurobiological brain disorders (commonly known as mental illnesses), such as schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, and depression. NAMI of Lake County is affiliated with NAMI national and NAMI Illinois, giving its members support, education and advocacy at three levels: local, state and national. Our mission is to provide support, education, advocacy, and resources to those who suffer from neurobiological brain disorders and their families.The NAMI of Lake County Board meets monthly in Gurnee. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Mary Jouppi at serz01@comcast.net if you would like to attend an upcoming Board meeting.

 

Board Members:
Mary Jouppi – President
Dulce Ortiz – Vice President
John Fallon – Treasurer
Gregory Fields
Jason Coleman
Sam Johnson-Maurello
Marshall Jowers
Patricia Phillips
Erika Quezada
Joanne Rosenberg
Allen Scheurer
Miriam Smith
John Borland

NAMI of Lake County provides:

Support
NAMI of Lake County offers friendship, understanding, encouragement, and mutual support to all who are faced with a chronic neurobiological brain disorder of a loved one. Family members learn coping skills by sharing their experiences and exploring solutions to common problems. Families and those with neurobiological brain disorders learn that they are not alone, the disorder is treatable, and the illness is not anyone’s fault.

Education
NAMI of Lake County educates through meetings, conferences, training and educational materials for families and professionals. Monthly general meetings feature speakers on topics that educate our members and the community about mental illness and related issues. Speakers and resource materials are provided for meetings of other organizations. NAMI of Lake County members have opportunities to volunteer in programs and community events designed to educate the public and/or aid those who suffer from brain disorders.

Advocacy
NAMI of Lake County brings the needs of persons with a neurobiological brain disorder and the needs of their families to the attention of legislators, service providers, medical staff, and the general public. The organization protects the rights of persons with neurobiological brain disorders and actively presses for improved community support services.

Volunteer Opportunities
Would you like to Volunteer with NAMI Lake County Illinois? We are currently looking for speakers for our Ending The Silence program, a nationally established program that is new to Lake County. Use your lived experience with Mental Illness to inspire high school age students who may be struggling to find help. Training for this program is August 19th, so get your application in now! See our flyer for details, and feel free to print and post it where you think interested people may see it! If you do so, let us know where you’ve posted it so we can keep track. Thanks!

We are also looking for family members and friends who have loved ones with a mental illness or professionals who would like to be part of our board. If you would like to assist us in making a difference for those with a mental illness, please call Mary Jouppi at 708-951-6872.

NAMI of Lake County
c/o Living Faith United Methodist Church
414 N McAree Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 249-1515