AMR Conventions Research: Local Advocacy Organizations

AMR Conventions Research has over 15 years experience delivering world-class phase II and phase III clinical research for pharmaceutical companies; ; all while setting its sights on the future of how we can help improve and extend patients’ lives. We have a diverse and experienced clinical team made up of board-certified psychiatrists, psychologist and certified physician assistants with extensive clinical research experience. 

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with PTSD.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

Thank you for being a part of this important research!


AMR Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI DuPage was founded by a group of parents in 1985 as an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationwide mental health advocacy organization, begun in 1979, dedicated to improving the quality of lives of people affected by mental illnesses. These parents were looking for services for their children who had been diagnosed with mental illnesses. By joining forces, they thought they could advocate for improved services. NAMI DuPage has grown from this small handful of people to an organization of over 1,000 members and has become one of the largest and most innovative of 1200 affiliates nationwide. NAMI has been a catalyst for change and reform in DuPage County.

NAMI DuPage
115 North County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 752-0066
Email: il@namidupage.org
www.namidupage.org


MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Since 1909, Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI) has worked to promote mental health, prevent mental illnesses and improve the care and treatment of people suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Our three main focus areas are to educate, to advocate and to inform. As supporters, we know that mental health is vital to overall well-being and that countless people remain silent sufferers to diseases that cannot be seen. This is a battle that we must face as a united front, which is why advocates like YOU are critically important to help make change!

We are focused on promoting publicly-funded mental health services in Illinois for adults and children – to be both affordable and accessible. MHAI advocates for related legislation to eliminate medication Step Therapy and support Insurance Parity, as well as policies and practices that support adequate mental health services.

MHA of Illinois
1103 Westgate St, Suite 302
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone (312) 368-9070
www.mhai.org/

MHA of the North Shore
2100 Ridge Ave Ste G204
Evanston, IL 60201-2282
Phone (847) 328-6198
https://mhans.org/


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

The local DBSA groups are a chapter of DBSA Alliance, our national organization.  DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, its chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

DBSA Aurora
Aurora, IL
Tel: (331) 256-7157
Email: gayleshaner@yahoo.com

DBSA Winfield Support Group
Winfield – a support group of the DBSA Aurora Chapter, IL
Tel: (630) 393-9131
Email: Bobbendorf@att.net

DBSA West Suburban Chicago
Downers Grove, IL
Tel: (630) 960-0028
Email: dbsawest@gmail.com
https://www.dbsawest.org/


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This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with. If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at starrcert@thestarr.org. Thank you!