Call NAMI Metro Suburban for Support: 708-524-2582

NAMI Basics is a free, six-week course for parents and caregivers who have a child 18 years or younger affected by a brain disorder. Diagnoses discussed in the class include childhood onset of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders.


You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents.

At NAMI Basics, you'll find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Basics provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You also can help others with your own experience.


“Both instructors showed honest compassion and a real interest in helping families living with mental illness.”

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