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UPDATE: All NAMI Support Groups are now online due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. For information on the Coronavirus CLICK HERE.


Our next Family to Family Class is September 30th-November 11th Family to Family Class – info HERE



 

    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. Apply For the NAMI Board of Managers!
    7. Survive and Thrive Presentations
    8. Non-Emergency Telephone Support
    9. Volunteer Training

 


Family to Family Class

Our Family to Family class will be held on Wednesday evenings,
September 30th-November 11th.

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.

 


 

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.

 


NAMI CA Conference 2020

October 12-13th

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


 

Special Announcement:

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

 


 

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

 


 

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. 

 


 

 

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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