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New Aurora Support Group, NAMI Connection Recovery, Starts November 14 in Aurora

Nov 09, 2018 01:30PM ● By Hannah Ott

Batavia, IL - NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the largest mental health advocacy group in the country. Your local chapter, NAMI KDK, offers education programs and support groups in many locations around Kane-South, DeKalb and Kendall counties.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need. 

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • Meet weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for 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've been there. 

NAMI KDK Connection Recovery

Groups take place on the Second Wednesday of each month from 12-1:30pm at NAMI KDK office located at 400 Mercy Ln., Aurora. 

The first meeting is on Wednesday, November 14. It is a lunch meeting, so stop in during your lunch break and bring your lunch.

NAMI KDK Family Support Groups 

These are peer-led support groups for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. NAMI KDK offers two monthly Family Support Groups at the following locations:

  • Batavia: First Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:00am in the Elizabeth L. Hall Conference Room, Batavia Public library, 10S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.
  • DeKalb: Fourth Monday of each month from 6:30-8pm at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Dr., Conference room 1+2, DeKalb.

For more information, check NAMI's web site www.namikdk.org or contact 630-896-6264 programdirector@namikdk.org

 

Source: Carol Klopp 630-896-6264 education@namikdk.org