Group Hope is a lifeline for people seeking to understand mental 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. Group serves as a place to find gentle and respectful discussions where we are allowed to relax and gain relief from the draining stress of “faking it” with other people. We are much more than just another support group.
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).
Some of the Many Benefits
- We see each other’s courage
- We find hope
- Support for adolescents and teens!
- 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.
- Loved ones are welcome
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.
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