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.
Family to Family is a free 12 week evidence based program in which families, partners, and friends of individuals are taught about many aspects of mental illness and their treatment, including common emotional reactions and constructive responses to the trauma of mental illness.
NAMI Basics is a free 6 week program for parents and other caregivers of children in High School or younger (generally under the age 18) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness or emotional disturbance or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) is an 8 week program for individuals in which participants are taught to develop comprehensive personalized plans that will help them achieve recovery goals, manage symptoms, and improve their quality of life.
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This class is appropriate for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn more about mental health problems.
For more information contact:
Sara Hynes – Education & Community Training Director
630-752-0066 x 216