NAMI – Barrington Area (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

About NAMI - Barrington Area (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health.


The Barrington Area Chapter is one of 22 NAMI affiliates in Illinois. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy.

We educate.

Our trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs provide outstanding free education, skills training, and support.
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We support.

We offer free, drop-in support groups for individuals living with mental illnesses and for family members or friends of those living with a mental illness.
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We advocate.

NAMI influences state and national public policy for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives.
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PO Box 474
Barrington, Illinois 60011

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We hope you’ll join NAMI and support our advocacy for the mentally ill. The cost is only $40 for an individual. $60 for a household. If $40 will create a financial hardship, we also offer a $5 Open Door Membership. To join, simply print our membership form and mail it in with your check.