NAMI Barrington Area (NAMIBA) is a not-for-profit organization that offers programs and services primarily for those in the suburbs near Barrington, Illinois, but we welcome anyone, regardless of where they live or work. NAMI Barrington Area is an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with brain disorders, called mental illness, and their families through mutual support, education in mental illness, support of research, and advocacy for improved mental health services.
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Education and Support Groups
Support Groups and Educational Outreach: NAMI Barrington Area offers support groups for families and individuals and programs for those with a serious mental illness. We will also provide education and outreach programs to help reduce the stigma attached to mental illnesses.
Family-to-Family Education: Click here for information.
In Our Own Voice: Click here for information.
Various Support Groups:
Family Support Group: Click here for information.
Connections Recovery Support Group: Click here for information.
Support Group for Parents and Young Teens: Click here for information.
Support Group for Spouses and Significant Others: Click here for information.
NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people
living with mental illness in which people learn from each
others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each
other encouragement and understanding.
WHEN: Every Thursday
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(Mental Health Network building)
901 Kirchoff, 2nd floor
Call Nora at (847) 899-NAMI (899-6264) for more information.
NAMI Barrington Area offers support groups for families of those with a serious mental illness. They are held at the following location and times; No registration required and no cost to attend: (Click here for additional information)
Weekly at Northwest Community Hospital (Mental Health Network building)
901 Kirchoff, Arlington Heights
For additional information or questions contact:
Call Frank at (847) 899-NAMI (899-6264)
adjacent to parking lot #7)
Meeting Second Monday of Every Month
This support group will be led by spouses of persons who
live with mental illness. Like our other support groups, there is
charge to attend and no need to make a reservation. The Spouses,
and Significant Others, of loved ones with Mental illness are
welcome to join us.
WHERE: Kildeer Village Hall
From the President's Desk - by Joseph Jason
"From the President's Desk" is a column that addresses various mental health issues, including such things as housing, problems with our state's mental health system, legislative advocacy, NAMI BA activities, interesting books to read, and more." Click here for current and archived messages from the NAMI Barrington Area President, Joseph Jason.
In The Trench
- by Toni Hoy
These NAMI classes are for family members, partners and friends of individuals with serious mental illness. "This course is a wonderful experience," said one student. "It balances basic education and skills-training with emotional support, self care and empowerment."
Click here for more information on what is covered during the twelve weeks.
current Family to Family classes in Barrington and at Northwest
Community Hospital are filled to capacity. As evidenced in our
very high in attendance, there is a huge need for this type of
education and support with these illnesses.
There is no cost to participate, but registration is necessary as class size is limited.
To register or request more information contact: Maryrose at 847-496-1415 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advocacy for Improved Mental Health Services in Illinois
NAMI Barrington Area also actively seeks to improve mental health services in Illinois. The need for improved services is critical!
Members of the new NAMI Barrington Area chapter plan to work with state and local legislators to improve this situation.
here to contact NAMI Barrington Area.