• Develop a comprehensive, personalized and strength-based WRAP plan to help you achieve your recovery goals
  • Manage symptoms yourself
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Courses are FREE
  • Taught by trained WRAP facilitators
  • For individuals living with mental illness who are over the age of 18

Are you interested? Here’s what you need to know:

  • An eight (8) week commitment
  • A personal manual for wellness
  • Can be used for many facets of life

Next Class ~ January 2019

Space is limited – So call TODAY to get your name on the list!!

Contact: Donna Buss or 815.308.0853

Class location: NAMI-MC, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake



What is NAMI Family-to-Family? A FREE, 12-session course for family, partners, friends and significant others of people living with mental illness. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. It is designed to help Adult family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while learning to maintain their own well-being.

Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing!  Here’s what two participants had to say…

“This course overall was the single most, without a doubt, helpful and informative thing ever offered in all my years searching for answers… It has helped me to understand better and communicate more effectively with my brother.”

“The course has helped me to realize that my son is still inside the body that is often times hidden by the mental illness and that I am not alone in this.”

If you are interested in taking this educational course – Call TODAY to get your name on the list!

Next Class ~ March 2019

Contact: Tina Karaway or 815.308.0854

Class location: NAMI-MC, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake



Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.


An 8-hour training that was developed because mental health diagnoses — such as depression, anxiety, impulse control and misuse of alcohol and other drugs — are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than 1 in 4 American adults will have a mental health problem in a year. The National Council on Community Behavioral Healthcare has begun working with communities throughout the nation, including McHenry County Mental Health Board, to implement MHFA to equip the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.


This training is targeted for individuals (18 years or older) interested in learning ways to assist individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and is open to the general community. The clinical and qualitative evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps the public better identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, thus improving outcomes for individuals experiencing these illnesses. The course is taught by two trained Mental Health First Aid facilitators.

November 10, 2018 ~ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

To Register Email: Phyllis Seyler
(provide your name, address, phone number and email)

Class location: First Church of Crystal Lake, 236 W. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake

Class is FREE ~ Breakfast & lunch are provided
Sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and McHenry County Mental Health Board



Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

No Class Scheduled at this time



Mental Health First Aid courses for first responders – free, 8-hour class. Participants in the class will receive an extensive manual outlining common mental health diagnoses, and ways first responders can assist people experiencing a mental health crisis. This module is specific to first responders, and covers topics including: Statistical information for mental illness, individual wellness and resiliency, depression and anxiety signs and symptoms, PTSD signs and symptoms, psychosis, and substance use disorders.

No Class Scheduled at this time

*Due to the funding for this course being McHenry County-Based, at least 50% of registrants must be employed by a McHenry County agency.