Family Support Group

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 Will You 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 Are People 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.

Family Support Group for friends and families of someone with a mental health condition

– First and Third Tuesday of every month IN PERSON at the Drop-In Center
814 Harrison St. in Oak Park
7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Parent Support Groups for Parents of Tweens/Teens at The Loft at 8 Corners:

–In person, the First Thursday of Every Month, 7-8:30 pm at The Loft, 9049 Monroe Ave. Brookfield

-Virtual, the Third Thursday of Every Month, 6-7:30pm.  Zoom link here

Contact NAMI’s Family Support Specialist for questions or individual support at 708.524.2582, x. 108 bockus@namimetsub.org