NAMI Lake County Illinois offers friendship, understanding, encouragement, and mutual support to all who are faced with a chronic neurobiological brain disorder of a loved one. Family members learn coping skills by sharing their experiences and exploring solutions to common problems.
Families and those with neurobiological brain disorders learn that they are not alone, the disorder is treatable, and the illness is not anyone's fault.
NAMI Lake County Illinois offers phone support at:
This is NOT a crisis hotline, but rather a place for people to call when they are looking for resources, information on upcoming meetings and classes or have general questions regarding mental health. Messages left on the phone line are picked up several times a week by NAMI Lake County Illinois volunteers.
NAMI Lake County Illinois offers monthly educational meetings as well as many support groups each month. To view more detailed information on our meetings and support groups, see This Month’s Flyer.
Who? – Family Support Group is for adult family members and friends who have a loved one with mental illness. NAMI trained certified facilitators provide peer support in a confidential, supportive setting where information, education, and experiences are shared.
What? – Together we deal with the impact that mental illness has made on the lives of our loved ones, as we slowly acknowledge the impact that mental illness has had on our own lives as individuals, couples, parents, siblings and friends.
Attending Family Support Group gives us an opportunity to develop an understanding of what role we can actually be effective in, while our loved ones navigate their personal journey of recovery.
Through Group Wisdom, we gradually learn new ways to communicate, develop coping skills, self-care strategies, break the barriers of stigma, overcome denial, and find solutions through the experiences of other participants enduring the same journey.