NAMI helps families who face mental illness every day. We provide support, education and advocacy right in your community.

Special UPDATE:

In respect to the request to not gather in groups, NAMI Barrington Area is suspending all of their support groups and Family-to-Family classes at every location until further notice.

Thank you for your patience as we seek alternative methods to support our community in a safe way. We will keep you posted as these methods evolve.

The NAMI HelpLine Coronavirus Information & Resources Guide may be helpful to you.


NAMI Barrington Area would like to extend the opportunity to attend a series of 12 weekly classes that are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental disorders while maintaining their own well being. LEARN MORE


NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to live with a mental health condition. LEARN MORE

WRAP and Recovery Books

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals. It is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues. VIEW TODAY