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Vision. NAMI DKK is dedicated to the eradication of the stigma of mental illness by improving the quality of life of all those striving for mental wellness. Mission.

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vision
Vision
  • NAMI DKK is dedicated to the eradication of the stigma of mental illness by improving the quality of life of all those striving for mental wellness
mission
Mission
  • The mission of NAMI DKK is to provide support, education and advocacy for persons, family members and communities dealing with mental health issues.
what does nami dkk do
What does NAMI DKK do?
  • Support
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Research
support
Support
  • For families & friends
  • For individuals in recovery
  • No cost to those in need
  • Facilitated by trained NAMI members

who have the lived experience

    • Supervision and support provided

to all facilitators

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Support
  • Held monthly in 6 locations. 7pm – 8:30pm
    • Aurora
    • Aurora (Spanish speaking group)
    • DeKalb (NIU school calendar followed)
    • Oswego (twice monthly)
    • St. Charles
    • Yorkville
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Support
  • Our evening group is every Wednesday at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora 6:30pm – 8pm
  • Our daytime group is every Thursday

at AID in Aurora 2pm to 3:30pm

  • Free of charge
  • Led by NAMI-trained facilitators living in recovery
education
Education
  • NAMI’s signature education course
  • For family members who have a loved one living with mental illness
  • Free 12 week course
  • Taught by trained F2F educators, who have the lived experience
  • Listed by SAMHSA as “Evidence Based Practice”
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Education
  • For parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who have symptoms of illness
  • Free 6 week course
  • Taught by trained Basics educators, who have lived experience
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Education
  • DKK Presentations
    • Custom presentations for various groups of all sizes
      • Includes:
        • Colleges/Universities
        • Community Organizations
        • Churches
        • Police departments
        • Schools
        • Other organizations
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Education
  • Brains Can Get Sick
    • Was created for young high school or older middle school students demonstrating the symptoms of the major mental illnesses.
    • The DVD presentation includes a discussion of stigma
    • And a recovery speaker
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Education
  • High school presentation teaching basic signs & symptoms of mental illness in health classes
  • A power point presentation with four embedded testimonials
  • A Recovery Speaker tells their personal story
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Education
  • Parents & Teachers As Allies
    • 90 minute program providing understanding and communication between families and professionals
    • Promotes early intervention & treatment
    • This program is presented by a family member, a recovery speaker and a professional
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Support
  • HelpLine
    • Information line for callers seeking support, education and advocacy resources
    • Calls are taken by trained volunteers in the NAMI office Monday – Thursday 9am to 12pm
    • All other calls are answered

within 24 hours

advocacy
Advocacy
  • TAC – Kane County
    • Treatment Alternative Court
    • Created to serve defendants living with mental illness, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities, who come into contact with the judicial system
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Advocacy
  • CIT (Crisis Intervention Training)
    • Program designed to train law enforcement officers to effectively manage calls involving individuals suffering with biological brain disorders
  • Kane County Mental Health Protocol
    • Protocol that guides the response of law enforcers, the legal system and caregivers to people with mental illness who are in crisis
community outreach
Community Outreach
  • Saturday Coffee
    • Monthly
    • One Saturday a month
    • Open to public
    • Refreshments, friends & speaker
    • 9:00-11:00am @ a local mental health provider location
    • Call NAMI DKK @ 630.896.6264 for details
  • Newsletter
    • Monthly
    • Available via email
    • Sign up @www.namidkk.org
  • DKK Updates
    • Quarterly program news for busy professionals
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Community Outreach
  • Handbook
    • Comprehensive resource guide for people living with mental illness and their families
    • Request a copy
      • Call NAMI DKK @ 630.896.6264
  • Special Presentations
    • Held quarterly
    • Open to the public
    • Free of charge
    • Light refreshments
    • One or more speakers
community outreach continued
Community Outreach continued
  • Health Fairs / Conferences
    • Volunteers available to host a booth or table for most events
    • Email info@namidkk.org to request our presence
  • Annual NAMI DKK Fundraisers
    • NAMI Dinner Raffle (first Saturday in March)
    • 5K Run for Mental Health (first Saturday in Oct)
how you can help
How You Can Help…
  • Join NAMI DKK as a member
  • Donate, or get involved…
    • Help support NAMI services for your community
    • We greatly appreciate the generous giving of your time, talent or treasure
nami dkk 400 mercy lane aurora il 60506
NAMI DKK 400 Mercy Lane, Aurora, IL 60506
  • Call
    • 630.896.NAMI (6264)
  • Email
    • education@namidkk.org
    • info@namidkk.org
  • Website
    • www.namidkk.org
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