The National Alliance on Mental Illness-McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those whose lives are affected by mental illness.


  • NAMI National website;
  • Crisis Line: 800.892.8900



Provided by a NAMI-MC Recovery Support Specialist – for individuals living with a mental health condition and/or their family members.

*Does not replace therapy or counseling


Family Support Group

  • Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Centegra Woodstock, 3701 Doty Road, Woodstock, Illinois (In the Heart Center)

A peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

Individuals Living With A Mental Health Condition:      

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (For ages 18+)

  • Wednesdays @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Community Resource Center, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake
  • Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Community Resource Center, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake
  • Thursdays @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL (Back entrance @ Shepherd of the Hills)


NAMI Talks – Community Education

  • 3rdThursday of every month @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Community Resource Center, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake

Educational Presentation (Different topic each month) – Open to the Public with Community driven topics

EMPOWERMENT ZONE: IL Div. of Mental Health Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Calls: 

Join us at the Community Resource Center, 620 Dakota St., Crystal Lake, IL.

  • Recovery Empowerment Calls – 4th Thursday @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    • 30 minutes of peer support and discussion will be offered after the Empowerment calls


12-week course, at no cost to you, for family caregivers of individuals living with severe mental illnesses that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.  Registration required.

WRAP – (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

8-week course, at no cost to you, for individuals (18+) living with mental illness taught by trained WRAP facilitators to:

  • Develop a comprehensive, personalized and strength-based WRAP plan to help you achieve your recovery goals
  • Manage symptoms yourself
  • Improve your quality of life

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) &Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

At no cost to you, groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.  Youth MHFA builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly, teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.