New Online Support Groups - Click on "Support Groups" tab
AT this time our regular NAMI NWS Speaker Meetings are not being held at the AMITA Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health (ABCMH), 3436 N. Kennicott, Arlington Heights. We will announce when they return to the usual 4th Wednesdays of certain months.
All support groups are online through NAMI Illinois which you may access by clicking on Support Groups on this website."
NAMI Moves - Weekly Walking Program on Thursdays; Now at 12 pm at Falcon Park
Falcon Park Recreation Center - 2195 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, IL 60074
Since Falcon Park Center opens at 12:00 pm, we will meet inside at that time. We will have an indoor and outdoor group, weather permitting. Face masks required.
Questions? please feel free to reach out to Lorri at (815) 575-3106 or Noel at (617) 921-6355.
Hope to see you there!
HOUSING - New residents are moving into Spruce Village in Palatine. The Task Force is working to plan a new housing site in southern Arlington Heights.
For more information on the Speaker Meetings, please contact NAMI NWS at or 847-899-0195.
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19.
Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous.
Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.
Individuals can also text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how navigate and access supports and services.
Youth Town Hall
The Governor will be co-hosting a virtual townhall meeting for youth of all ages today at 5PM with the Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR), the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, and Mikva Challenge.
This townhall will directly reach Illinois youth to address their unique concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The townhall will be hosted through Facebook Live on the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Facebook page www.facebook.com/luriechildrens/.