Our Education & Community Training Department aims to reach out and educate the DuPage County area about mental health problems, and what can be done to encourage people to seek recovery. Our goal is to meet people where they are at, helping provide information on whichever topic related to mental illness they might need, and then connect them with our other departments at NAMI DuPage to ensure they receive additional help and support.
Our department works with a variety of people whether it be individuals with a diagnosis themselves, family members & friends, or organizations and companies wanting to learn how to better serve their clients and staff. Please click on any of the following sections to learn more:
Our education classes are led by trained individuals and family members who have their own “lived experience” and personal journey with mental illness and recovery, NAMI DuPage classes provide a wealth of knowledge about mental illness and recovery that complements professional treatment.
NAMI’s Hospital Recovery Connections is a multi-tired program designed to extend this message of hope and recovery to those who are currently undergoing inpatient or partial hospitalization treatment. Complementing the work of physicians and therapists, NAMI’s programs demonstrate the real-life successes of real people who’ve found recovery from mental illness.
Our Community Education Department is pleased to offer several educational programs to bring hope to families and individuals who live with mental illness. Through education we can reduce stigma, provide resources and inform the public that recovery is possible.
Our Speaker’s Bureau is made up of individuals with mental illnesses and family members of someone with a mental illness, who bravely go into the community libraries, churches, hospitals, and other facilities with the goal of sharing not only their personal stories, but also sharing the hope that they have found in recovery and wellness.
For more information contact:
Sara Hynes – Community Education Director
630-752-0066 x 216