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Our MISSION

Our mission is to provide free mental health education, support, and advocacy
for individuals, family members, and communities.

Upcoming
PROGRAMS & Events
ONLINE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS
Tue, Oct 20
Via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you
Oct 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you
NAMI KDK's Family Support Group is for those who are 18 and older that have a loved one living with a mental health condition.
WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
Wed, Oct 21
Via Zoom Meeting
Oct 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Via Zoom Meeting
NAMI KDK'S women's friendship circle provides identifying women 18 and older a safe, stigma-free place to make connections with others through a variety of recreational activities. The group aims to empower women and to discuss common mental health topics.
SATURDAY CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS
Sat, Oct 24
Online Zoom Meeting
Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Online Zoom Meeting
Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
LGBTQI+ Support Group
Tue, Oct 27
Online Zoom Support Group
Oct 27, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Online Zoom Support Group
NAMI LGBTQ+ Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for LGBTQ+ adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have been there.
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP IN PERSON
Sat, Nov 07
400 Mercy Lane Aurora, IL
Nov 07, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
400 Mercy Lane Aurora, IL
NAMI KDK's Family Support Group is for those who are 18 and older that have a loved one living with a mental health condition. Now offering Family Support Group in person!
WEDNESDAY CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS
Wed, Oct 14
Online
Oct 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Online
Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
Let's Talk
Tue, Oct 13
Zoom Online Meeting
Oct 13, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Zoom Online Meeting
Facing the Stigma of Mental Health through Expressive Writing.
Conversemos enfrenta el estigma
Thu, Oct 08
400 Mercy Ln
Oct 08, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
400 Mercy Ln, 400 Mercy Ln, Aurora, IL 60506, USA
Enfrenta el estigma de la salud mental a través de la escritura expresiva
WEDNESDAY CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS
Wed, Oct 07
Online Zoom Meeting
Oct 07, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Online Zoom Meeting
Now offering Online Connection Support Groups for those living with mental health conditions that are 18 and older. Please see details below for more.
Testimonials from nami kdk participants

"The NAMI KDK Family Support Group monthly meeting became a constancy in my life since the summer of 2018, the year that a serious mental health condition emerged in our son and dominated our family life.

 

In those bewildering and confusing early months, my wife and I got to hear and learn from people who’s been there, a whole lifetime into it, and still ongoing. It gave us our reality check. This isn’t going to magically go away. It will be a lifetime of work, a lifetime of love.

 

Each monthly regrouping gave opportunities for shared grieving and learning through updates of our ongoing lives, good news of recovery and pains of setbacks. We tell our stories of personal struggles: emotional ups and downs, frustration with medical services, bump-ins with law enforcement, and how only families of loved ones with mental illness can understand what we’re going through.

 

After a temporary halt due to social distancing, NAMI KDK’s Family Support Group monthly meeting resumed via Zoom video conferencing for May. It worked! I do miss being at the same table as my NAMI family. The updates and sharing happened naturally! Emotions and caring happened! It worked!

 

I’m happy that this one constancy in my life continues in these times of uncertainty."

 

-John L.

 

"During a time when I felt hopeless, alone and lost I was told to try NAMI support groups.
I didn't know anyone in my family or friends that had a mental health condition that I could talk to.  
NAMI Connections Support Groups opened up a whole new world of hope, understanding and empathy.
I was amazed at how fast I could relate to individuals I didn't even know and soon found that it was a wonderful
way to get support and answers when no one else could provide them for me. NAMI educated me on
my bipolar disorder; how to cope and manage my highs & lows.  It's wonderful making connections
with individuals who have similar experiences that I've had. NAMI has become like a second home to me, where
I feel comfortable and can be myself without hiding anything.  Every connections group session is so unique
because you never know who will attend or what they will have to say.  I've learned to accept my mental health
condition and turn my back to the stigma.  NAMI helped show me the way and I'm forever grateful."

-Joe 

 
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NAMI KDK INFORMATION LINE

630-896-NAMI (6264)

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NAMI TO 741741 

INFO@NAMIKDK.ORG

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800-723-8255

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400 Mercy Lane

Aurora, IL 60506

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