Care and Support Groups

No one should go through pain and suffering alone.
Through the love of Jesus Christ, find help and hope in one of our various support groups.
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    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday, October 12 | Oak Brook

    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday | October 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | 
    Oak Brook | Room 264 

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. 

    To register go to: namidupage.org or call Sarah Hynes 630.752.0066  x216.

     

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    NAMI Suicide Prevention Speaker Series Event
    Tuesday, October 15 | Oak Brook

    NAMI Suicide Prevention Speaker Series Event
    Tuesday | October 15 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | 
    Oak Brook | Garden Chapel

    To register contact Patty Johnstone at: p.johnstone@namidupage.org or call 630.752.0066.

     

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    Adult Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday, October 19 | Oak Brook

    Adult Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday | October 19 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | 
    Oak Brook | Room 160 

    The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.  Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and substance use disorders.  No Charge.  CEU's available, lunch included.  

    To register go to: namidupage.org or call Sarah Hynes 630.752.0066  x216.

     

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    Surviving the Holidays Seminar

    Tuesday, November 19 | Oak Brook

    Wednesday, November 20 | Room 262

    Surviving the Holidays | Help + Hope in Navigate the Christmas Season
    Tuesday | November 19 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Oak Room
    Wednesday | November 20 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 262-263

    Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can't be reached? Our Surviving the Holidays Seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one's death.  
    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

    Cost: $5.00 for a "Surviving the Holidays" booklet

     

     


     


     

     

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    Celebrate Recovery

    Celebrate Recovery
    Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center

    This Christ-centered, 12-step program, is for those who struggle to be free from addictions and who want to experience God’s healing and renewal. Celebrate Recovery is a program aimed at all “hurts, habits and hang-ups,” including but not exclusive to: high anxiety; co-dependency; compulsive behaviors; sex addiction; financial dysfunction; drug and alcohol addictions; and eating disorders. Celebrate Recovery is one of the largest addiction recovery support group programs. We are pleased to offer it here at Christ Church.

    If you are interested in attending or learning more about Celebrate Recovery, please contact: Rev. Dr. Dave Bianchin | dbianchin@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6762

     
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    GriefShare
    Support Group

    GriefShare Support Group
    Tuesdays | Sept 3 - Nov 26 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Oak Room
    Wednesdays | Sept 4 - Nov 27 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 262

    Thursdays | Sept 5 - Nov 21 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Oak Room

    Despite it being part of life, death is never easy. It hurts to lose someone and it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. This 13-week class features video seminars with experts, focused group discussions and personal study and reflection that can help you face your challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

     

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    Alcohol-Related
    Support Groups

    We offer several meeting times for anyone struggling with alcohol abuse:

    • New Hope: Tuesdays | 8:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    • District 42: Every fourth Saturday | 10:00 a.m. | Oak Brook | Student Center
    • New Hope Quarterly: Quarterly | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Rooms 261-263
    • Al-Anon (For friends and relatives of those struggling with alcohol abuse): Tuesdays | 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264
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    Family Mental Health Support (NAMI)

    Family Mental Health Support (NAMI)
    First and Third Mondays | 7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264


    Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. This faith-based casual, drop-in support group is run by NAMI trained facilitators for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

     

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    Stephen Ministry
    Lonely? Experiencing a Difficult Time?

    Are You Stressed? Discouraged? Feeling Down? You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and support to help you get through a tough time. So don’t keep it all inside and struggle alone. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care. To find out more about Stephen Ministry:

    Contact: Lisa Capozzoli | lcapozzoli@christchurch.us | 630.321.6764