Welcome to Mental Health America of Illinois

Since 1909, Mental Health America of Illinois has been the leading non-profit, 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.

Manifesting Healthy Futures 

24/7 Voices and Visions of Wellness

Deanna Persson ForRoberta Allen    Sindee Viano for Naseen Jamnia    KimberlyGust for Alexis Simmons  Dan Anthon

Pre-Order your copy of the book here! 

MHAI’s Peer-Led, Anti-Stigma  and Awareness Project was recently featured on The U! Watch the video clip below!


Launched in 2015, Manifesting Healthy Futures 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

About the Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP)

The Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) is a series of educational presentations/trainings throughout the Chicagoland area. Presentation topics range from addictions to bullying to social emotional literacy in addition to other current mental health topics. The goal of MHEP is to provide mental health providers with the most up-to-date information and tools to successfully treat their clients, as well as to empower consumers to live successful and productive lives. To learn more about the Mental Health Empowerment Project, please click here.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 800-273-TALK. Help is available 24/7 Lifeline   MHAI Public Service Announcement -It Only Takes One