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UPDATE: All NAMI Support Groups are now online due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

For information on the Coronavirus CLICK HERE

  1. Family Support Group via Video-Conference
  2. Family to Family Class
  3. NAMIcon 2020
  4. NAMI CA Conference 2020
  5. Connection Recovery Support Group via video-conference
  6. Community Support Resources for African Americans
  7. Apply For the NAMI Board of Managers!
  8. Family Support and Peer Support Specialist Trainging
  9. 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.

 


 

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 sylvia@namilaccc.org

 


 

NAMI National Convention 2020

July 13-14th

NAMIcon is a research conference that will be held in a 2-day virtual meeting with separate events designed for anyone interested in the topic of mental health. Various topics will be covered, including diversity and demographics, comprehensive and holistic treatment approaches to different mental illnesses, and research updates on treatment models. The speaker will be Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health who will discuss the challenges and opportunities in mental health research.

To register for the event CLICK HERE

For further information, including schedule CLICK HERE

 


 

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


 

Schedule Update:  Connection Support Group

Connection Recovery Support Group via video-conference

Every Wednesday, 6-7:30 PM

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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. 

 

 

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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