Lake County's Voice On Mental Illness
NAMI Lake County Illinois is a non-profit (501c3). The National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country.
All our programs are offered at no cost to participants. Funds are provided by memberships and donations. Call or email us to sign up for our bi-monthly email
updates about local programming.
Phone: 847-249-1515 (English) - 224-818-6264 (Spanish)
Website: Nami Lake County Illinois - www.NamiLake-IL.org
Facebook: Nami Lake County Illinois
NAMI Lake County Illinois offers virtual and in-person programming.
For additional questions about registration, call 847-249-1515 or email us
Eight-week course for family caregivers of adult individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. Current information on brain disorders, medications, side effects, problem-solving, crisis preparation, communicating, and finding appropriate supports and services. Registration and commitment to attend the 8 weeks is required.
Call or email us for more information about our next class. Offered in English and Spanish.
Education program for parents, guardians and other adult family members who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Topics include brain biology and development, common diagnosis, treatment, crisis, and resources.
Basics is offered on-line/on-demand through Nami National and is a course in which you can complete at your own pace.
Go to www.Nami.org/basics or basics.nami.org to sign up for the course.
In our area, this education program is offered online for families, caregivers, and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. The program includes information on PTSD, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, substance use, managing a crisis, and federal, state, and local resources.
For more information or to register, go to https://homefrontresources.nami.org/
Family Support Groups/Parent Support Groups
Trained facilitators offering support groups for those 18 and older
who are supporting family members experiencing symptoms of a
mental health condition. Gain insight and support from the challenges
and successes of others facing similar experiences.
To register, click the link:
Connections Recovery Support Groups/LGBTQ+ Connections Support Groups
Trained facilitators living well in recovery who are offering peer-led support
groups for adults 18 and over recovering from a mental illness.
Talk with others to share coping strategies and insights, problems, and
concerns in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Confidential and free.
To register click the link.
Two-hour class about adult mental illness. Curriculum includes stigma, mental health diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication, and crisis preparation. All invited to attend. Facilitators are trained through Nami National. Contact us for the next available class.
NAMI sponsors Community Education programs and Workshops throughout the year. If you would like a representative from NAMI to speak to your local church or organization, please call the NAMI office at (847) 249-1515.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.