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Support Groups

Learn about a support group in your area – Visit Find Your Local NAMI Illinois

The NAMI Support Group represents a long-held goal—to provide a support group model which will deliver constructive, compassionate assistance to people in need.

In a rapidly changing world of advances in medications and treatments, NAMI support groups will now attract families and consumers wanting more than basic sharing and mutual commiseration. They will want to take something away from the group experience which is of practical, immediate relevance to their needs, and they will want to view going to a support group as a place where positive things happen. Most of all, they will want a group which is open, fluid and receptive, rather than a “closed corporation” serving long-established group patterns of association.

The NAMI Support Group model is designed to furnish the fundamental structures and group processes which will enable facilitators to run meetings which are both empathetic and upbeat.


Learn about a support group in your area

Visit Find Your Local NAMI Illinois or contact the NAMI Illinois Program Coordinator at 217-522-1403

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