Here are a couple upcoming events that you might be interested in
A FREE Wellness Recovery Action Plan course for individuals in recovery from mental illness and looking for a personal self-directed guide to daily living. This free class runs weekly on Thursday evenings for 8 weeks. September 8th – October 27. Click to learn more: WRAP_Hoffman_9-8-16
Depression & Anxiety Coping Tools
Please join us for this FREE speaker event featuring therapist Katie Connolly from Amita Health Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health. Katie leads their Partial Hospitalization Program. Katie has a passion for raising mental health awareness and helping break down the barriers that prevent people from seeking the support that they need in order to decrease suffering and create lives worth living. If you or someone you love has concerns with depression or anxiety, this presentation is for you.
We are excited to announce that NAMI Barrington Area is a proud recipient of a grant award from the Barrington Area Community Foundation. The grant will be instrumental in jump starting our “Website Enhancement for Mental Health Resources Program”. This enhancement will provide a much needed comprehensive resource tool for individuals dealing with mental health situations as well as sharing the vast array of mental health services in the Barrington Area.
The mission of the Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF) is to address the unmet needs of the community. It supports a variety of initiatives that benefit the community. BACF addresses a wide range of unmet needs in our community in the areas of Human Services, Healthcare, Education, Art & Culture, Environment and Economic Development. Click here to learn more about BACF and its many initiatives.
We are proud to be a recipient of this grant award and thankful for BACF and all it does for our community. The website work will take some time. Stay tuned for updates. We are looking forward to providing a more robust website in the future
NAMI Barrington Area (NAMIBA) is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Our affiiate was established in 2006, and as the blades of grass in the NAMI logo symbolize, we are a grassroots organization comprised of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious 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.
NAMIBA provides many programs and services at no cost to the participants:
NAMIBA offers friendship, understanding, encouragement, and mutual support to all who are faced with a chronic brain disorder. Family members learn coping skills by sharing their experiences and exploring solutions to common problems. Both individuals and families learn that they are not alone. Learn more.
NAMIBA offers a variety of classes, speakers, and educational materials for families and the community at large covering topics of interest to those dealing with mental illness and related issues. Classes are free, but registration is needed. Learn more about Family to Family classes.
NAMIBA brings the needs of persons with brain disorders and their families to the attention of legislators, providers, and the general public. The organization seeks to protect the rights of individuals with mental illness and bring about improved community support services. Learn more about what you can do.