NAMI Connection is a support group for people living with mental illness. Participants learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other support and encouragement.


By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community.

NAMI Connection Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.


“NAMI Connection has enabled me to take a good look at my illness and see that I am not alone. The program has given me additional tools to not only accept my illness, but to help others along the way.”

“... People can solve problems [at a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group]. It isn't just a bunch of sad stories; people are coming up with solutions and stuff to do for the next week. One of our group attendees is taking her meds and getting herself to her counselor and is just about able to go back to her career in great part due to Connection.”

Attend a Connection Support Group

Every Saturday from 12:30 - 2pm, NAMI Drop-In Center, 814 Harrison St., Oak Park

1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month from 6 - 7:30pm, LaGrange Living Room/Community Wellness Center, 4731 Willow Springs Rd., La Grange

2nd Tuesday of the Month from 6 - 7:30pm, Broadview Living Room, 1917 W. Roosevelt Road, Broadview 

Every Tuesday, 10 - 11:30 am (for veterans only), Hines Veterans Hospital, Building 13, Room 203