Stories in our Series:
It Makes My Soul Happy with Kimberly Mebane
Meditative, Grateful Belonging with Amanda Retzer
Closer than You Know with Madiha Ahmed
Searching for Home with Sara Gray
Advocate with Alejandra Romero
There's Nothing Like It with Karina Mendez
Choosing, Not Chosen with Derek "Riven" Sire
Thank you to everyone who participated in this series. You positively impact and inspire our communities. Thank you to our generous partner, Interfaith America, who supports this project with a grant, and to NAMI KDK, for making this series possible. And thank you to all of you for entering and sharing these conversations, facing misconceptions about our difference and diversity, fighting mental health stigma, and challenging policymakers to combat mental health care disparities.
NAMI KDK helps fill the mental health resource gap in Illinois's Kane-south, DeKalb, and Kendall counties. We provide free support groups, education, a resource guide, advocacy opportunities, and community presentations. We recruit staff and interns that look like and represent our community. NAMI KDK has support groups for those experiencing symptoms (Connections) and those who support those experiencing symptoms (Family and Loved Ones). We have Spanish-speaking Connection and Family support groups and programs and support groups specifically for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
Call or text 988 if you are in crisis or need resources, or text NAMI to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support. You may call the Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953 or contact the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-6265 or email@example.com.
The views and opinions expressed in these conversations are those of the guests and host and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of NAMI KDK, Interfaith America, or any entities they represent or with which they are associated.