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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI KDK Programs
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions regarding this event.
bipoc support group
Please contact us (via firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a free presentation for your school, staff, or your next meeting.