NAMI Basics

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NAMI Basics is a free, six week course for parents and caregivers who have a child 17 years or younger affected by a brain disorder.

Diagnoses discussed in the class include: childhood onset of bipolar disorder, childhood onset of schizophrenia, depression, ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders.

Trained family members, who have firsthand experience with the rewards and challenges of raising children with brain disorders, discuss the following topics:

  • It’s not your fault
  • Mental illnesses are brain disorders
  • Getting an accurate diagnosis
  • An overview of treatment options
  • Impact on family members
  • Navigating the system for your child, (school, mental health)

Class Schedule (2015) and locations:

Winfield: Spring Starting April 9 Thursdays 6:30-9PM.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
S233 Church Street
Winfield, IL 60190

Contact us at (630) 752-0066 or visit us at for required registration.

Google Maps Location

Wheaton: TBD

NAMI DuPage Office
2100 Manchester Road
Wheaton, IL  60187

Naperville: TBD

Linden Oaks Output Center
1335 North Mill Street
Naperville, IL 60563

Google Maps Location

Class space is limited! These classes fills quickly. To register for this class, click on the link: NAMI DuPage Website or call NAMI DuPage at (630) 752-0066 to register.



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