NAMI Basics Chicago

NAMI Basics – Thursdays in Des Plaines

NAMI Basics for Parents Class provides Education and Support for You, Your Family, and Your Child FREE, six-week course offered for parents or family caregivers of school-age children and adolescents with mental health issues. Classes include: Understanding the illnesses that are causing the behavioral difficulties The biology of mental illness;...

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Faithnet Support Group | NAMI Hopes

Faithnet Support Group Faithnet is a support group that focuses on faith and hope, knowing there are real supports for all people touched by mental illness. Join others whose journeys have been impacted by mental health challenges. Come claim fresh hope together. All are welcome. These evenings are an outreach...

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Veteran's Story Telling Project


Don’t miss this gripping opportunity to bear witness to the grit and resilience of local veterans and family members who have joined forces to build community by sharing their own stories, in their own words, for those of us who are willing to step up and listen. Having staged productions...

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Family Support Group NAMI

Family Support Group – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Deerfield

For family, partners and close friends of adults living with a mental illness. Share problems you are facing and learn how others have dealt with the same issues. In a confidential environment, share your concerns and ask questions about housing, medications, government programs, therapists, and anything else troubling you. You...

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Suicide the Ripple Effect

Suicide | The Ripple Effect

The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery. This film is part of a...

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equine assisted therapy chicago

Stable’ity | Equine Therapy – Coping with Anxiety/Depression

Join EQUESTRIAN CONNECTION and NAMI Cook County Suburban, for a non-mounted Equine Facilitated Therapy group, and discover the power of the human+horse connection, and its ability to help manage some of life’s emotional challenges. STABLE-ITY™ THERAPY PROGRAM Helps Improve Ones Outlook on Life. Individuals dealing with addiction, depression or trauma...

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Family to Family – (Tuesdays) Education and Support

Do You Have a Loved One Living with Mental Illness? NAMI Cook County North Suburban Offers Free Family to Family Education Programs The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-session course for families and close friends of adults living with mental illness. Fall 2018 Family to Family Flyer This course...

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