Family Support Groups are for relatives and others involved with individuals dealing with mental illness. Groups are led by trained family members of individuals affected by mental illness.

Family Support Groups are an important free resource for families who have a loved one with a mental illness. Knowing that others have had the same experiences is a relief to families who have seldom spoken about mental illness to neighbors, friends, or, often, even relatives. Learning that others have been able to work out some common issues can inspire hope.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

Through NAMI Family Support Groups, you will find:

  • A network of friends who care and understand
  • Ideas that help you take care of yourself and your family
  • A chance to share your experience and learn from others who have been there
  • Information about brain disorders, treatment and services

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

Please join us for our family support groups.

VIRTUAL: Every Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm

CLICK HERE to join the group.

www.zoom.com Meeting number: 826 3489 6051; Password: Connect or join by phone: 312-626-6799; ID: 826 3489 6051

 

IN-PERSON: First Thursday of Every Month, 7-8:30 pm

First Congregational Church of Western Springs, 1106 Chestnut Ave, Western Springs, IL

(Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.)

 

You can also connect with other family members through NAMI Metro Suburban's Private Facebook Group by sending

a request to join through Facebook to NAMIBockus.

 

Contact NAMI’s Family Support Specialist for private support at 708.524.2582, x. 108/bockus@namimetsub.org