Category Archives: NAMI Class

2015 WRAP Fall

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) class Sept 1 – Oct 20

*Click for a downloadable PDF version*

WRAP is an 8 week recovery education course that teaches an individual in recovery how to develop a self-directed plan to use as a personal guide to daily living. It was created by people in recovery from mental illness and focuses on self-help, recovery, and long-term stability.

Participants should be 18+ years old and interested in making a positive change in their lives. People with any and all types of psychiatric diagnoses are welcome.

WRAP is empowering, effective, and evidence based; time-tested and widely used; and can be applied to many illnesses and issues.
WRAP reminds us that it is good to have a plan to help us cope better with life’s challenges, and that we have choices.

Learn how to create your own individual Wellness Toolbox, filled with simple, safe ideas to help you feel good, stay well, and feel better even when the going is difficult.

Create an action plan for: Daily Maintenance, Triggers, Early Warning Signs, Crisis Planning, and more.

You will learn how to design your own action plan to manage, reduce, and even eliminate symptoms to create a higher quality of life

Eight Tuesday evenings, September 1 – October20
6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Hoffman Estates/Inverness area

The class is free, but registration is required.

Call 847-496-1415 to register or for more information.

This class is sponsored by NAMI Barrington Area, NAMI Cook County North Suburban, NAMI Northwest Suburban, & NAMI Schaumburg Area,

The sponsors are local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness –
The Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.

For additional information, please call us at 847-496-1415, or visit us at

Please call Fay Anderson for more information:  847-716-2252 or or use our CLASS INQUIRY FORM

Summer 2015 NAMI CCNS Family to Family Programs

Summer 2015 – Family to Family Education Programs

Do You Have a Family Member with Mental Illness?

NAMI Cook County North Suburban Offers Free  

Family to Family Education Programs

Education and Support for Families who have
adult relatives with serious mental illness.

Click to download as a PDF

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and close friends of adults with  mental illness.

This course is taught by trained volunteer family members     who are experienced in caring for a loved one with serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

Many family members describe this experience as lifechanging.  Join the thousands of families, just like yours, who have gained information, understanding, and support.

 Family to Family participants:

>  Learn about family responses to the trauma of mental illness

>  Receive current information on serious mental illnesses

Learn about symptoms, medications and side effects

>  Practice problem-solving skills and communication techniques

Develop strategies for handling crises and relapses

Review local community resources and supports

Focus on self-care and coping with stress


Summer 2015

   Tuesday evenings,    June 9 – August 25,  

 6:30-9:00 pm,  at the NAMI office, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

Free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  please call 847-716-2252

Commitment to attend the 12 classes is required