Support Groups

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s 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. The groups meet on a weekly or monthly basis.

There are three locations in DuPage County offering weekly NAMI Connection meetings!

Watch a short video about the Connection here!

Family & Friends Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

Watch a short video about the Family Support Group here!

Parent Support Groups

Concerned about the mental health of a child or teen? NAMI DuPage’s Parent Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday nights of each month. (For parents with children under 22 with a mental illness.)

Veterans Support Group

NAMI Veterans Support Group is a free, peer and psychologist-led support group for veterans living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. The group is led by NAMI-trained facilitator who has been there and a licensed psychologist.

Spouses Support Group

This group provides:

  • A safe place where individuals living with mental illness can share openly about their feelings and experiences
  • Couples are welcome to come together
  • The individual with the diagnosis is welcome on their own, as well as a spouse of someone with a mental health diagnosis

Suicide Loss Connections Support Group

You know you are making progress when you can… “Appreciate a sunset, the smell of newly mowed grass, the pattern on a butterfly’s’ wings. Karen Howard

This group provides:

  • A safe place where people who have lost a friend, family member or loved one to suicide can share openly about their feelings and experiences
  • An environment of hope, understanding and respect.

Teen Support Group

This teen peer support group is a safe place for teens living with mental health issues to attend and receive free, confidential support.  Together we can find good mental health!

  • For high school students
  • Offered periodically and registration required
  • Visit HERE to learn more!

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