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NAMI Illinois has a variety of educational resources for individuals living with mental illness and for their family members or supporters. We offer three NAMI-based classes and one program. See below for more information and sign up here to find out how to join a class.

NAMI Basics

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A free six-week group education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed.

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NAMI Family-to-Family

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A free 8-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness.

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer

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A free 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and help in their journey toward recovery.

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NAMI Friends and Family

A free 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and help in their journey toward recovery.

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NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a class for families, partners, and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.

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Become a part of NAMI! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

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The families and members of NAMI Illinois are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.