April 3, 2020
NAMI McHenry County and COVID-19

 

Updated List of Assistance Below

In an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus, the Mental Health Board public lobby will be closed until further notice. Therefore to assist with these efforts, NAMI McHenry County offices will also be closed until further notice. Keep checking back to this page ~ we will post a 2-week reopen notice. Hang in there ~ this too shall pass!

NAMI will continue to monitor incoming calls remotely and respond to anyone calling in need of assistance. If you would like to request a 1:1 with a Recovery or Family Support Team Member, contact can be made by email to set up that appointment via phone. We are in the process of setting up the ability for video conferencing. If you would like to join a NAMI Online Support Group via zoom.us, fill out the form at the bottom of the page  and you will receive an invite with a private link. Online Support Groups will be for:

  • Connection Support- Wednesday @ 2:00 pm
  • Family Support – Wednesday @ 7:00 pm

The following instructions will get you ready on the zoom.us platform:

  • You will need to download the Zoom video app for your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can also join by voice from any phone.
  • View our instructions on how to join a meeting here (PDF).
  • Click Here to review Zoom’s Privacy Policy. Zoom is a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing tool that is completely safe, secure, and confidential, and will allow us to continue our services and care for our community.
  •  You will receive Online Group Guidelines with a link to attend.

We wish to emphasize how important your mental health is to us and our desire to make every effort to support you as best we can during these times of uncertainty.

Here is the list of who you can contact. We will make sure a Team Member returns your call or you receive an email within 48 hours (Monday-Friday).

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There is assistance for those with financial hardship

There are companies stepping up to assist people struggling with financial hardship due to the CoVID-19. Click on the links below for further details and links to see if you qualify. If you know of companies offering financial assistance, please email us the link to verify and we will be happy to add it the list.

For the most up to date information, please visit the these resources:

· The Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov
· The Illinois Department of Public Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov
· The McHenryCounty Health Department: www.mchenrycountyil.gov
· The City of Chicago’s Dedicated Coronavirus website: www.chicago.gov/coronavirus
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* If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the McHenry County Crisis Line at 1-800-892-8900 or

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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Here are reading resources to help provide guidance for your mental & emotional health:

Thank you for your patience. Be Safe & Well!

NAMI Online Support Group Form

If you are interested in joining us for an Online Support Group, please fill out this form. You will receive an email with a link to enter the group.
  • If answer is 'More Than 6 Months' or 'First Time Attendee', please provide your address.
  • ONLY fill out if you have not attended a Support Group in over 6 months or you are new. Thank you!
  • NAMI Support Groups