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For information on COVID-19 CLICK HERE.

UPDATE: All NAMI Support Groups, classes and lectures are now online due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

NAMI San Gabriel Valley Fall Fundraising Campaign:  October 1st through December 1st.   Our fall fundraising campaign will help us make up for the fact that this year’s NAMI Walks event, our single most important fund-raiser, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.   Please click on our blue heart button to learn how to donate to NAMI San Gabriel Valley.

Special Events In October:

“How to Survive and Thrive When Mental Illness Affects Your Family” 

October 20th Webinar:

Helpful Family Roles and Skills with Shirley Glynn, Ph.D.

Please click the poster below for a “pdf” with links to register for the webinars.

 


 

    1. Family to Family Class
    2. Family Support Group via Video-Conference
    3. Connection Recovery Support Group via video-conference
    4. NAMI CA Conference 2020
    5. Community Support Resources for African Americans
    6. Non-Emergency Telephone Support
    7. Volunteer Training

 


Family to Family Class

When applying for Family to Family, please complete the entire application; if your loved one is undiagnosed please include symptoms or behaviors you have witnessed. If you would rather not complete an online application, call the NAMI SGV office at 626-577-6697 and request a paper application.

What to Expect When You Apply:

  1. Our Family Education Coordinator will begin contacting applicants 4-6 weeks before the next class start date. Emails will be from sylvia@namilaccc.org.
  2. Your completed application does not automatically register you for the next class. Please respond to emails or phone calls from the coordinator, who will ask if you would like to be included in the next class.
  3. If you applied a while ago and have not heard back please contact our Family Education Coordinator at sylvia@namilaccc.org.

For more information, press HERE.

To apply, press HERE


Family Support Group via Video-Conference

Thursdays, 5:30-7 PM
Advance reservations are required. (Click to reserve). 
Attendance is limited to 10 families in addition to the facilitators, and attendees must be able to participate using a video-camera.
For those who do not have a camera, or who prefer not to participate in a video-conference, please consider calling our Warm Line for telephone support and resources.

In each meeting you can expect to meet many of the same trained facilitators you have come to know, and we’ll also have a friendly tech host each time who will help us use the video-conference format.

Note: We have updated our security procedures to protect our participants and the integrity of our meetings.  These precautions include limitations on attendance and the requirement to use a video-camera.


Connection Recovery Support Group via video-conference

Every Wednesday, 6-7:30 PM

Peer-led, virtual, support group for adults living with mental health challenges. A safe and confidential group for participants to share their experiences, learn from each other, find understanding, respect and encouragement. Anybody dealing with or has experience with mental health illnesses is free to join.

Advance reservations are required.  Call or text 626-988-2600.

 


Community Support Resources for African Americans

  • African American Family Outreach and Support Group -meets via conference call on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except December) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The call-in number is (425) 436-6325 and the access code is 388582#
  • People of Color – A weekly support group meeting virtually to discuss issues, coping strategies, and resources relevant to people of color in our community, particularly during the Covid-19 Crisis. For any questions, contact Lisa Sun (lisa-sun@mentalhealthsf.org or (415) 341-9502)
  • For more information – CLICK HERE

Non-Emergency Telephone Support

NAMI San Gabriel Valley, 626-577-6697.  Our team of home telephone volunteers will return your calls as soon as possible, and will listen, and provide referrals and resource information relevant to situations involving mental illness, if asked. We provide email follow-up with resources.   Our hours for call backs are 9 am-8 pm, 7 days.  Please leave a clear message with your first name and phone number, and the best time to call you back.

L.A. Warm Line , 1-855-952-9276.  Overnight emotional support, and referrals.  10 pm-6 am, seven days.

California Peer-Run Warm Line, 1-855-845-7415.  This San Francisco-based help line serves residents of all of California.  It is a mental health line, open to callers on an array of topics affecting well-being such as interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug abuse.  24 hours, seven days.

LA County Dept. of Mental Health ACCESS, 1-800-854-7771.

ACCESS operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport. 

 


Volunteer Training

(ALL TRAINING FOR PROGRAM LEADERS AND FACILITATORS WILL BE VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC)

 

In The News: NAMI San Gabriel Valley

August 9, 2019

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth is that the vast majority of violence is not perpetrated by people with mental illness. Statements to the contrary only serve to perpetuate stigma and distract from the real issues.

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