Heather Diab & Cheryl Niemo are now Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS)!

The CRSS will infuse the mental health system with hope and empowerment, and improve opportunities for others to:

  • Develop hope for recovery.
  • Increase problem solving skills.
  • Develop natural support networks.
  • Participate fully in life in the community.

Heather and Cheryl are employed specifically to use their personal recovery experiences to facilitate and support the recoveries of others and to help shape the mental health system in McHenry County.

Please call Heather Diab at (815) 308-0854 or Cheryl Niemo at (815)308-0853 if you would like help with your own recovery or someone you know who needs help with recovery!


About Us

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness.  We offer an array of free programs and services,including self-help groups, family and community education, and advocacy.

NAMI-MC is an affiliate of NAMI, a non-profit organization with more than 210,000 members in all fifty states.  NAMI support and education programs are organized by our volunteer staff who are specially trained and certified. There is no fee to participate.

We hope that you will join us for one of the many opportunities we offer.  You will find support in an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding of what you confront when you, or someone you love, has a mental illness.  We understand, because we have experienced it ourselves and joyfully share what we have learned with you.

With NAMI, you are not alone.

Visit Us

Our offices and library are located at 620 Dakota Street,Crystal Lake, IL. Please drop by to say hello and browse our library resources.

If you or a loved one are in a crisis situation, call the 24 hour McHenry County Crisis Line at 1-800-892-8900.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding mental health issues or services, desire more information about our programs or membership, or have an interest in volunteering with NAMI-MC, please contact our office: (815) 308-0851

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