About Us

About NAMI of McHenry County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives for those whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI-MC offers an array of free services including self-help groups, educational classes, workshops, trainings, community presentations and advocacy.  These free services draw on the lived experience of individuals who have experienced mental illness in their lives.

All of our facilitators are peers for the services they lead.  This means they have lived experience in the area they are facilitating.  They understand what is being discussed in the groups they facilitate and/or the classes they teach.

As part of our resources, we offer several programs, newsletters, community information and local and national website links.

NAMI McHenry County offers most of the NAMI Signature Programs as well as supporting other programs to help educate the public and reduce stigma about mental health issues.

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.