Services: Support and Education


NAMI Connection meetings are peer led small group meetings facilitated by NAMI trained leaders. Participants talk about the challenges they face, and brainstorm solutions when necessary based on shared group experience. These meetings are a safe place where people diagnosed with a mental illness can find empathy and understanding, and an outlet to express themselves.


1st and 3rd Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at

Kenneth Young Drop-In Center  

1585 W. Dempster Street, Suite 110

Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Call Tom at 847-209-8005 ​for more information.


NAMI Family Support is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. The hallmark of this group is leveragin the collective knowledge and experience of other participants.


Every fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. at

Kenneth Young Center 

1001 Rohlwing Road

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

No sign up necessary.  You can just show up. Call Barb at 847-431-8745 with any questions.


NAMI Family to Family is an eight week class held periodically to help family members, caregivers and loved ones understand their diagnosed loved ones and develop coping skills to deal with their unique family situations.  Please call Barb at 847-431-8745


 NAMI’s programs are designed to provide people who are affected by mental illness and their families with a deeper understanding of these conditions and with strategies for living well. Program participants will recognize that they are not alone, and feel empowered to advocate for better treatment and services for themselves and for family members. NAMI programs are not intended to, and should not be used to, replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and do not, assume the roles of physician or therapist. Self-care information and family and peer support are valuable assets in working through the many challenges faced by individuals and families who have been touched by mental illness. They are complimentary to, but not substitutes for, professional assistance. Please seek immediate professional help if you or someone else is:

 Having thoughts of suicide or of harming others

 Unable to provide self-care for the essentials of daily living

 Abusing substances, and/or

 In danger of being harmed

NAMI cannot be held responsible for the personal use of the information the organization provides. Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others.