Health & Medicine

Alano - McHenry Alano Club

10 a.m., Tuesdays, McHenry Alano Club, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry.
Alcoholics Anonymous
District 11, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (815) 455-3311.
Al-Anon - Johnsburg
9 a.m. Saturdays, Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 1015 Broadway, Johnsburg.  Baby-sitter available.
Al-Anon - McHenry
8:30 p.m. Mondays, First Methodist Church, 3717 W. Main St., McHenry, open meeting last Monday of month, (815) 385-0931. 
Al-Anon - Richmond
7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, Routes 12 and 173, Richmond.  Open AA meeting on third Monday. 
Alzheimer’s Support Group
10 a.m. second Saturdays, Alden Terrace, 803 Royal Dr., McHenry.  Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Chicagoland Chapter.
ANAD support group
7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, room B174 of McHenry County College, when the college is open.  For those dealing with anorexia and bulimia.  (815) 455-8695.  School closing info: (815) 455-3700.
Blood Drive – Red Cross
4-7 p.m. first Monday, Red Cross Community Facility, 390 Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, (800) GIVE-LIFE.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Third Saturday before and after 4 p.m. Mass. Third Sundays before and after 7:15 Mass, 9 a.m. Mass, and 11 a.m. Mass, The Church of the Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Rd, McHenry.
7-9 p.m. second Wednesdays except June, July, August and December, Riverwood School, 300 Driftwood St., McHenry.  For adults and children with attention deficit disorder, (815) 653-7108.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Support Group
7-8:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Room A/B Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For people with IBD, their family and friends to share information, experiences and ideas.  (815) 334-3850.
Developmental screenings for children from birth to 35 months of age
Second Tuesday of the month, Adult & Child Rehab Center.  To schedule appointment (815) 338-1707.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
6-7 p.m. Mondays, Family Services McHenry office, 5320 W. Elm St..  Internal referrals from physicians.  (815) 385-6400.
Families Anonymous
7:30 p.m. Mondays, Family Services, 5320 W. Elm St., McHenry.  An organization for those concerned with the drug abuse or related behavior problems of a relative or friend.
Far Northeast Epilepsy Support Group
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northwest Pediatric Therapy Center, 132 Chase St., Algonquin.  Provides emotional and educational support for parents of children with seizure disorders.  (847) 669-4739, (847) 426-4941.
 Fibromyalgia Support Group
12-2 p.m. every third Thursday, 884 Main St., Community Building, Antioch.  (847) 395-3716.
Greater Chicagoland Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, Lexington Health Care Center, 900 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.  For those who care for Alzheimer’s patients.  (847) 726-1200.
HIV Testing
4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Open Door Clinic, 164 Division St., Suite 607, Elgin, (847) 695-1093.
How to Have a Relationship
7:15-9 p.m. Thursdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry.  For men and women, divorced, married, single.  Fee $30. (815) 363-3850. 
Infertility Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300, Medical Office Building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  (815) 759-4647.
 Journey of Recovery (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
7::30 p.m. third Mondays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For those recovering from a mental illness, (815) 444-9991.
Looking Beyond Cancer Support Group
12-1:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, classroom A, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry, (815) 344-8000.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Physicians dining room west, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  (815) 943-5261 or (815) 338-8799 or American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345.
McHenry County Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group
7:30-9:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, meeting room, Sherman Family Health Care, Route 31, Crystal Lake.  (800) 886-6664 or (847) 827-0404.
Our mission is to provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and chemical abuse by planning, coordinating, developing, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois.  (815) 455-2828.  McHenry County Crisis Line: (800) 892-8900.
Men’s Group
7:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry.  Understand your feelings, relationships, problems with anger, depression, loneliness or lack of confidence.  Fee $30.  (815) 363-3850.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of McHenry County
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For people with MS, family members and others interested in treatment and management of the disease.  (847) 639-4277.
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of McHenry County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness. We offer an array of free programs and services,including self-help groups, family and community education, and advocacy. For more information, visit, call (815) 308-0851, or E-mail

National Depression-Manic Depression Association Support Group
7 p.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, Wonder Lake, (815) 653-5264 or (815) 728-9912.
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Centegra Health System, Crystal Lake.  For men and women ages 18 and older.  Fee $30.  (800) 765-9999. 
Postive Thinking Kids Coping with Depression
7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Family Services McHenry office, 5320 W. Elm St..  A successive 8 week therapy group for children, ages 8-12 who have a diagnosis of depression or present with depressive symptoms and/or low self-esteem.  2 month group.  (815) 385-6400.
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
7:30-9 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300 in the medical office building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry.  (815) 759-4648.
St. Peregrine Cancer Support Group
10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. John’s Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg.  For patients, family and friends focusing on all types of cancer.  (815) 385-9371.
Spinal Cord Support Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, private dining room, Northern Illinois Medical Center, Rt. 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry.  A social group for people with disabilities.  (815) 363-8304. 
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 1739
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry, Weigh-in 6:40 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. (847) 487-7310.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 2040
McHenry Township Building, 3519 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, weigh-in 6 p.m, meeting 6:40 p.m., (800) 894-0069. 
7 p.m first Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, physicians’ dining room, McHenry.  For women with breast cancer.  Family and friends welcome.  (815) 338-9143.