Parenting a Child with Mental Illness Support Group

Contact Name:
Caroline Vernon
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This is a specialized NAMI Family Support Group offered by NAMI volunteer parents of youth. It is open to parents, grandparents, foster parents or caregivers of a youth showing signs or symptoms of a mental health condition. Held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in partnership with UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center, Moline.

Group is meeting in-person at Mighty Fortress Community Church, 4605 3rd Street Moline. (Across street from Robert Young Center.) Walk-ins welcome - no advance registration needed. No charge to attendees.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:
Aim for better coping skills
Find strength in sharing experiences
Do not judge anyone's pain
Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
Embrace humor as healthy
Accept that we cannot solve every problem
Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences

About our Facilitators:

NAMI facilitators use a nationally-designed model for the group. These facilitators are family education instructors or graduates of a NAMI family education class specializing in youth. They, too, have experience with a young family member living with a mental health condition. These trained family members volunteer for NAMI with the hope of supporting other families with lived experience.

Please note:

NAMI does not provide counseling or therapy. Our family support and education programs complement the help you receive from healthcare and social work providers. This support group is held in partnership with UnityPoint Health - Robert Young Center. A grant from Telligen to UnityPoint youth suicide prevention program makes this support group possible.


Category: Community | Local / Community | Support Groups

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Street Address

Mighty Fortress Community Church, 4605 3rd Street,
Moline, IL 61265


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