Welcome to Mental Health America of Illinois

For more than 100 years, Mental Health America of Illinois has been the leading non-profit, non-governmental, statewide organization in Illinois concerned with the entire spectrum of mental and emotional disorders. MHAI is dedicated to promoting mental health, working for the prevention of mental illness and improving care and treatment for persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Learn more. 

Upcoming Events

Poster-WebSizeJammin’ Away the Blues is back for its sixth year! Join MHAI for a night of Chicago’s best blues music at Buddy Guy’s Legends on Wednesday, November 11 from 5:30-9:00PM.

This year, MHAI welcomes a headliner performance by multi award winning Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang. Special guests Low-reen & the Maxwell St Market Blues Band will set the bluesy mood for the evening as the opening act.

Visit our Upcoming Events page for more information, or purchase tickets here.



MHAI Feature Story

Manifesting Healthy Futures: 24/7 Voices and Visions of Wellness

Launched in 2015, Manifesting Healthy Futures: 24/7 Voices and Visions of Wellness is a peer-led, anti-stigma and awareness project featuring 24 stories written by authors with lived mental health experience interpreted by 24 inspired visual artists, the stories and artwork in the edition seek to capture the everyday mental health experience.

See the full ‘Manifesting Healthy Futures’ project here, and pre-order your copy of the book here!

Deanna Persson ForRoberta AllenSindee Viano for Naseen JamniaKimberlyGust for Alexis Simmons