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Check out the calendar below to explore our support group schedule.

To register, click here.

If you have any questions, email our Program Coordinator Kimberly Mebane at programs@namikdk.org.

NAMI KDK Programs

December 2023
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
26
27
7:00 PM
Virtual BIPOC Support Group
+1 more
28
29
30
1
2
3
11:00 AM
Grupo de Apoyo en Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
+1 more
4
6:00 PM
Kane In-Person Monday Connection Support Group (Ascension Mercy Behavioral Health, 1330 N Highland Ave, Aurora)
+1 more
5
6
7
8
6:30 PM
En Persona Viernes Conexión, Grupo de Apoyo y Recuperación (Graceful Therapy, 113 Main St Suite 203, Oswego)
+1 more
9
10
11
12
7:00 PM
Virtual Tuesday Connection Support Group
+1 more
13
14
15
16
10:00 AM
Kendall In-Person Saturday Family Support Group (Montgomery Branch, Oswego Public Library)
+1 more
17
18
19
20
6:30 PM
DeKalb In-Person Family Support Group (DeKalb Public Library, Storytime & Activity Room)
+1 more
+2 more
21
7:00 PM
Virtual Jueves Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares
+1 more
22
6:30 PM
En Persona Viernes Conexión, Grupo de Apoyo y Recuperación (COFI, 850 E Ridgeway Ave, Aurora)
+1 more
23
24
25
26
27
6:30 PM
DeKalb In-Person Wednesday Connection Support Group (NM Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center, 626 Bethany Rd, DeKalb)
+1 more
28
29
30
10:00 AM
Kendall In-Person Saturday Connection Support Group (Montgomery Branch, Oswego Public Library)
+1 more
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

NAMI KDK has embraced a hybrid model in which some of our support groups are in-person, some are virtual,

and one currently is both (BIPOC Connection). For Zoom, Join a meeting by smartphone, computer, or telephone. 

View our instructions on how to join a meeting here (PDF)Need a video walkthrough?

Watch this to learn how to access a Zoom meeting via a desktop or laptop computer.

Zoom is a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing tool that is completely safe, secure, and confidential.

Please Click Here to review Zoom’s Privacy Policy.

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NAMI KDK's Family Support group is for those 18 and older who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting from the programs email at least the day before the meeting. If you have any questions or want to confirm your registration, contact programs@namikdk.org.  

  

Per NAMI on-line support group recommendations we are asked to collect the following information on the registration page so that the support group facilitator has a means of contacting and supporting attendees if they are a danger to themselves or others. This demographic information is also used for our grant purposes. The information below will only be used by NAMI KDK and its support group facilitators for this purpose. Your information will not be sold or used in any other way.     

 

 

Please see the Informed Consent listed here before registration. 

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 NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with a mental health condition. 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. 

You will receive the meeting link before the meeting begins. Confirmation that your registration has been submitted will be sent via email shortly after your submission. Please email programs@namikdk.org if you have any questions. 

Per NAMI on-line support group recommendations we are asked to collect the following information so that the support group facilitator has a means of contacting and supporting attendees if they are a danger to themselves or others. This demographic information is also used for our grant purposes. The information below will only be used by NAMI KDK and its support group facilitators for this purpose. Your information will not be sold or used in any other way.      

Please read the Informed Consent listed here before registering for the support group. 

Individual Support Groups
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Compartiendo
Esperanza

Durante demasiado tiempo, la falta de información y el estigma sobre los problemas de salud mental han sido barreras que impiden que las personas de la comunidad Latinx obtengan el apoyo que todos merecemos. Para que sea seguro y fácil hablar sobre el bienestar mental, la Alianza Nacional sobre Enfermedades Mentales de los condados de Kane-South, DeKalb y Kendall se enorgullece de ser un sitio piloto para Compartiendo Esperanza.

 

Compartiendo Esperanza ofrece un menú de videos para "iniciar conversaciones" con personas reales que comparten sus propias experiencias, así como guías para facilitadores y otras herramientas para organizar "Conversaciones comunitarias" acogedoras, seguras y culturalmente competentes que aborden el estigma y los estereotipos, organizadas por voluntarios. Facilitadores que han estado allí ellos mismos. Hay módulos separados disponibles para líderes familiares, juveniles y comunitarios. Las presentaciones se pueden realizar en cualquier lugar.

This event is for members of the Latinx Community exclusively and is presented in Spanish only. This presentation may not be recorded and confidentiality is of the upmost importance. Please reach out to programs@namikdk with any questions regarding this event.

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Sharing Hope

For too long, lack of information and stigma about mental health and mental wellness have been barriers that prevent people in the Black community from getting the support we all deserve. To make it safe and easy to talk about mental wellness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Kane-South, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties is proud to be a pilot site for Sharing Hope.

Sharing Hope provides a menu of ‘conversation starter’ videos featuring real people sharing their own experiences, plus facilitator guides and other tools to organize welcoming, safe, and culturally competent “Community Conversations” that take on stigma and stereotypes, led by facilitators that belong to the Black community.

This event is for members of the Black Community exclusively. This presentation may not be recorded and confidentiality is of the upmost importance. Please reach out to programs@namikdk.org with any questions regarding this event.

Let's Talk: Expressive Writing
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conversemos

 bipoc support group

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Please contact us (via info@namikdk.org) to schedule a free  presentation for your school, staff, or your next meeting.

BIPOC Support Group
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