NAMI Connections is a free, confidential, bi-weekly recovery support group for adults living with mental illnesses in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community.
You will gain...
HELP in a unique, structured setting that ensures you and others in the group have a chance to be heard and get what you need.
INSIGHT from hearing the challenges and successes of others as well as the NAMI-trained facilitators who've been there.
HOPE and develop relationships by sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:
See the individual first, not the illness
Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
Aim for better coping skills
Find strength in sharing experiences
Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
Not judge anyone’s pain
Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
Embrace humor as healthy
Accept that we cannot solve every problem
Work for a better future in a realistic way
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Find your local NAMI Connections Recovery
Presence St. Joseph's Hospital 333 N. Madison Street, 2nd Floor LDRP Classroom - Joliet, IL
6:00-7:30pm, 1st and 3rd Sundays and 2nd and 4th Mondays
Sun October 7 & 21 and Mon October 8 & 22
Sun November 4 & 18 and Mon November 12 & 26
Sun December 2 & 16 and Mon December 10 & 24
NEW CONNECTION GROUP in Bolingbrook!
AMITA Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, 500 Remington - MACE Room-Bolingbrook
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - 4th Sunday of the Month