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New classes starting the first week of February-

Family To Family

Family to Family is a twelve-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. The course provides insights into, and resolution of, the profound concerns experienced by families, close relatives and friends as they strive to cope with the realities of serious mental illness. Caregivers not only learn a wide range of information on serious mental illness, they also learn to understand how living with these conditions affects their loved one.

Peer To Peer

Peer to Peer is a ten week class for persons with a mental illness diagnosis. The course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illness. It also teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, and self-care strategies. Classes are taught by trained mentors, or peer teachers, who are successfully managing their own conditions. The course promotes effective paths to recovery and inspires a commitment to wellness.

Visions For Tomorrow

Visions for Towmorrow is a twelve-week course for parents and other primary caregivers of children and adolescents facing behavioral health challenges. It is taught by parents or other primary caregivers who have lived similar experiences with their own children. This class offers in-depth information to families to help them understand what their child is going through and how to best help them.

To Register call (815)308-0851.

Heather Diab and Cheryl Niemo have joined the NAMI McHenry staff as 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 the NAMI office at 815.308.0851 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 Cindy at our office:

(815) 308-0851, or
E-mail officemanager@namimchenrycounty.org

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