UPDATE: All NAMI Support Groups are now online due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
For information on the Coronavirus CLICK HERE
- Family Support Group via Video-Conference
- Connection Recovery Support Group via video-conference
- Family to Family Class
- NAMI CA Conference 2020
- Community Support Resources for African Americans
- Apply For the NAMI Board of Managers!
- Family Support and Peer Support Specialist Trainging
- Survive and Thrive Presentations
- Non-Emergency Telephone Support
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.
Schedule Update: Connection Support Group
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.
Family to Family Class
July 7-August 25th
6:30-9 PM, on Tuesdays
NAMI Family-to-Family via video-conferencing is a free, 8-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.
To register for the class – CLICK HERE
Registration for the F2F educational program
For further information contact Sylvia Gil on 323-351-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI CA Conference 2020
An annual in-person conference taking place in the fall that gathers staff, board members, affiliate leaders, and experts in their fields to discuss new trends and changes for mental health, as well as new treatments methods, and news. This year the event will be hosted in Sacramento, and advance registration is required. The two-day event will include workshops on Diversity, Advocating, Criminal Justice, and Early Prevention hosted by speakers and is open to anyone interested in mental health. The speakers at the event this year will be Dr. Tom Insel, an internationally renowned psychiatrist, and Dr. Sandra R. Hernandez, the president of the California Health Care Foundation.
To register for the event – CLICK HERE
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
Apply for the NAMI SGV Board of Managers
If you have a passion for our NAMI work and a vision to see our San Gabriel Valley chapter serve more people in need, I encourage you to run for a Board of Managers position. You will find an application available on our website. If you decide to apply, just follow the easy instructions, and submit your application by July 31st.
Mailing Address: Attn: President, NAMI SGV, 7421 Tranquil Drive, Tujunga, CA 91042
– NAMI SGV’s President, Wayne Meseberg
Family and Peer Support Specialist Training
June 9 – August 4, 2020
The goal is to provide behavioral health educational training, one-on-one career counseling, and support for participants to volunteer or work in the behavioral health/mental health fields.
Requirements: To take part in the program, a person must be one or both:
- An individual living with a mental health condition
- A family member and/or loved one of someone with a mental health condition
Survive and Thrive Presentations
October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th at 7 PM
The topics are Anxiety/Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Helpful Family Roles, and Building Healthy Relationships.
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.