New Support Groups starting……….

Young Adult Support Group for ages 18 – 25 . This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6PM – 7:30PM. Registration not required.

Adult Support Group for ages 25+ meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6PM – 7:30PM.  Registration not required.

WRAP classes  - Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a plan for managing, reducing, or eliminating uncomfortable symptoms.

It is a plan for living in physical and emotional wellness based on the six principles of : Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy, Support, and Spirituality.

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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