Welcome to NAMI San Gabriel Valley!
We welcome the new year, and we welcome you to our new series of education programs.
Our first Family to Family class begins January 26th, and our Peer to Peer class begins February 4th. Scroll down for links to the class application forms.
Our NAMI SGV Warm Line Telephone Team is available 7 days a week to provide support and resources at 626-577-6697. Please leave a message, and a member of our warm line volunteer team will respond to you.
A Survey for Family Support Groups, Peer to Peer programs, and Quality of Life classes.
Survey: Interests for Online Programming
Our NAMI San Gabriel Valley Classes and Support Groups
We provide support groups, classes, and other educational opportunities for families and individuals affected by mental illness, all free of charge.
Currently all of our classes and support groups are held via video-conference, and reservations are required.
Our Family Support Group meets Thursdays (except holidays) , 5:30-7 PM. Reserve here.
Our Connection Recovery Support Group meets Wednesdays (except holidays), 6-7:30 PM. Reserve here.
Family to Family classes will begin January 26th, 2021, and will meet for eight Tuesday evenings. You may fill out an application form now to be placed on an interest list for upcoming classes.
Peer to Peer class will be offered on Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 PM beginning February 4th, 2021. Peer to Peer is an 8 week class. If you are interested in the class, please fill out the online PEER to PEER application form, or email email@example.com.
NAMI Basics OnDemand is an online class for parents of children and adolescents who may be showing signs of mental illness. It can be taken at your own pace. More information is available at the link below.
For more information about the support groups and classes, and to make reservations, scroll down and/or click the links below for the programs you are interested in. For more resources, and for more information about NAMI programs and community programs, please look at the navigation panel to the left of your screen.
- Family to Family Class
- Family Support Group via Video-Conference
- NAMI Basics and NAMI Basics OnDemand (for parents of children and adolescents)
- Peer to Peer Class
- Connection Recovery Support Group via video-conference
- Community Support Resources for African Americans
- Non-Emergency Telephone Support
- Volunteer Training
For information on COVID-19 CLICK HERE.
Many thanks to all who contributed to our NAMI San Gabriel Valley Fall Fundraising Campaign, and to all our donors year-round. Your contributions have helped us when we couldn’t have our 2020 NAMI Walks event.
We expect our NAMI Walks schedule to be different in 2021. Instead of an October event, the greater Los Angeles area NAMI Walks will be a virtual event held earlier in 2021.
You may donate for the support of NAMI San Gabriel Valley any time of year.
Family to Family Class
For an introductory video and more information about this free eight-week the program, please press HERE.
To apply, please press HERE.
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, please contact our Family Education Coordinator, Sylvia Gil, for a paper application at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 323-351-0999.
What to Expect When You Apply:
- Our Family Education Coordinator will begin contacting applicants 4-6 weeks before the next class start date. Emails will be from email@example.com.
- 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.
- If you applied a while ago and have not heard back please contact our Family Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
WHAT IS NAMI CONNECTION?
NAMI Connection is a FREE peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness & struggling with their own mental health. It is a group for participants to share their experiences, learn from each other, find understanding, respect and encouragement in this safe & confidential setting. The group is facilitated by a team of trained individuals who are living in recovery. Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety. For those diagnosed with a mental illness, talking to someone and sharing coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path to recovery. Everyone is a valued participant.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Meetings begin with a review of group guidelines and the NAMI Connection Principles of Support. Following an introduction, anyone may share an update on current life success and/or challenges. The group works together to address the most pressing issues using a process called “group wisdom.” Themes that naturally arise during the group also become a focus of group work. As a participant your voice is heard. You may contribute to the discussion empathetically, building a sense of community that is based on sincere, uncritical acceptance.
When: Every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30pm PST
Where: Virtually via Zoom
TO REGISTER: Please complete the following online form https://bit.ly/35SPjZa. There you can indicate which day you plan on attending. After completing this form, we will reach out to you to send you the details on how you can participate in our meeting. You will receive Meeting ID # and passcode either the day before or on the day of the meeting.
Every Wednesday, 6-7:30 PM
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 (email@example.com 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.
(ALL TRAINING FOR PROGRAM LEADERS AND FACILITATORS WILL BE VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC)