If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lake County Illinois 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 Lake County Illinois 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 – including their families. Meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to attend an upcoming board meeting, please email us at NamiSupport@hotmail.com


NAMI offers Support Groups, 1-to-1 Recovery & Family Support to individuals and families dealing with mental illness. While they are not substitutes for clinical assistance, our programs provide outstanding education, skills training and support from people with the unique understanding of lived experience, at no cost to you.


NAMI offers a wide range of evidence-based educational opportunities for those suffering from mental illness, their friends and families, and their communities. You can register for classes at no cost, or get access to more information and resources.


It is critical that we have strong advocacy for persons with mental illness and their families. This not only involves raising community awareness but also bringing those needs to the attention of policy makers, service providers and medical staff.