Teens Supporting Teens
NAMI Fox Valley teen support groups – offered in several locations in the Fox Valley and surrounding area – are ongoing, weekly support groups for teens ages 14-18 (must be in high school) who are experiencing mental health challenges. These groups are led by two trained, adult facilitators.
The groups are drop in with no preregistration required and are offered at no cost to participants.
The teen support groups are a safe place for teens who are looking for a supportive environment to learn coping skills, build resiliency, and connect and socialize with peers experiencing similar struggles.
Teen Group Includes:
- Opportunities to increase knowledge about symptoms and treatments
- Learning skills that may increase one’s ability to cope with mental health challenges
- An opportunity for social support to decrease feelings of being alone
- Information regarding community resources that are available