SUPPORT & MUTUAL HELP GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
LOVED ONES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND GROUPS.
Group Hope is officially a program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, Northern Illinois.
In addition, Group Hope is associated with Mental Health America (MHA) and affiliated as a local
chapter of the national Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).
We are interested people who help and support each other. Our program is offered as a no-charge
opportunity to talk with, and listen to, others who know the personal nature of mental illness.
Our discussions are safe and nonjudgmental.
Check the full SCHEDULE on the menu bar above for complete dates and locations.
ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
We are a lifeline for people seeking to understand this illness — and to be understood.
Our facilitator assisted meetings encourage those suffering with mental illness to meet
with other interested people who come to support each other. As we help each other we help ourselves.
We find that gentle and respectful discussions allow us to relax and gain relief from the draining
stress of “faking it” with other people. We are much more than just another support group.
SOME OF THE MANY BENEFITS:
We see each other’s courage
We find hope
We learn ways to express ourselves to others
We get to engage in “face to face social media”
We gain knowledge about finding counseling, medicines, and local resources
We learn details of this illness from each other
We become more informed about mental illness.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
WHAT MEMBERS SAY:
“We know it’s scary for everyone. All of us resisted coming; we are glad we did because we were
isolating, feeling humiliated, suicidal, or worthless. We felt hopeless inside — unable to concentrate
due to panic, anxiety or racing thoughts.”
If you have ever felt that way, consider attending your first meeting.
NOT SURE IF YOU SHOULD ATTEND?
Maybe you feel that there is something bothering you deep inside, that you are not quite yourself.
Perhaps you have feelings of sadness, confusion, or complete hopelessness.
If you or someone you care about feels this way…please join us for a meeting and hear what others
have to say. Group Hope may offer you the chance to share your inner most thoughts and feelings.
VIEW THE FOLLOWING VIDEO TO GAIN FURTHER INSIGHT INTO
THE VALUE OF SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS