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Connection Support Group

NAMI SGV Connection Recovery Support Group

WHAT IS NAMI CONNECTION? 

NAMI Connection is a FREE peer-led support group for adults living with mental health challenges.  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 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 AT A CONNECTION MEETING?

Meetings begin with a review of group guidelines and the NAMI Connection Principles of Support.  Following the 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.

Connection Recovery Support Group Meets via video-conference.

Every Wednesday except holidays, 6-7:30 PM

**Advance  reservations are required.  Call or text 626-988-2600 for a reservation or complete the online form below. 

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.


COVID-19 Schedule Notice:  The groups listed below are likely to have schedule updates and/or to meet online due to health precautions, and/or holidays.  Be sure to contact the NAMI chapter or other group you are interested in to confirm the up-to-date information for meetings during the Safer at Home period.

Other Support Groups

NAMI Glendale – Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/975521930

Meeting ID: 975-521-930

https://namiglendale.org/support-groups/

NAMI Pomona Valley – 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:15 – 7:30 PM & Every Friday at 6:30 – 8:00 PM; Call (909) 399-0305 between 9am to 9pm

http://namipv.org/healthynamipv/

NAMI Long Beach – Monday 6-7:30pm
RSVP here: https://www.namilongbeach.org/nami-services-1/support-groups/ Email nami@namilongbeach.org
To request more information contact: Diane Huntington for more information
dhuntington@socal.rr.com or call (562) 435-2264

NAMI San Fernando Valley – Mondays 7-8:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am-12pm

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfezuLLwHa5wjcbo1JhAdCTGkjPeb6-doCV34D9gRlVIHnwkQ/viewform 
http://www.namisfv.org/support_groups

NAMI Urban LA – Wednesdays 1:30-3pm
RSVP: https://namiurbanla-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfumqrjwiG9TALdnU9Nhu8KU6HVhpeJ7D

NAMI Westside – Tuesdays 6:30-8pm, Wednesdays 6:30- 8pm, Thursdays 4-5:30pm; RSVP: https://namila.org/supportgroups/nami-connections/


Recovery International:

Due to COVID-19, most in person meetings are temporarily closed. Please click here for information on telephone meetings and video-conference meetings listed by city and state.  

“Endorse yourself for the effort, not only for the performance.” “Nervous symptoms and sensations are distressing but not dangerous.” These statements are a few of the Recovery International (RI) tools used to help individuals change the way they react to people and situations they have no control over. These self-help peer support groups change people’s lives for the better using a cognitive behavioral training method developed by the late neuro-psychiatrist Dr. Abraham A. Low. For over 80 years, this method has helped its participants learn to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms. Participants learn to identify their angry and fearful temper and use their will-power to overcome their symptoms to lead productive and healthier lives. For more information, go to RecoveryInternational.org.

Meeting Times & Locations:

  • Mondays at 11:00 AM at Arcadia Mental Health Center, 330 E. Live Oak Ave.; Contact Facilitator: Linda 626-253-2326
  • Mondays at 5:00 PM in San Marino’s Thurnher House inside Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road.; Contact Facilitator: Connie (213) 369-5353
  • Wednesdays at 7:30 PM beginning on June 19th at Longo Toyota, 3534 N. Peck Rd.,  El Monte – Ask Receptionist to direct you to Meeting Room 2.  Contact Facilitator: Levi (818)795-7189
  • Thursdays at 7:00 PM at La Canada Community Center, 4469 Chevy Chase, 1 block W of Angeles Crest, So of Foothill;  Contact Facilitator: John (818)203-9383
  • For a complete list of RI meetings in LA County, download the Recovery International Meeting List here.

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (Please contact the DBSA groups directly for information on meetings during the pandemic.)

There are two DBSA groups in our area, DBSA Pasadena, and DBSA San Gabriel Valley.

“Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses. A DBSA support group can help you connect with others who have been there as well.”

 

DBSA Pasadena

Group Meetings: free support group meets two nights each week.

When? Tuesdays 7pm-9pm and Thursdays 7pm-9pm

Where? Huntington Hospital, 100 West California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

(Conference Room 8. Enter Inside the Cafeteria).

Contact: Dave at (818) 404-2359

 

DBSA San Gabriel Valley (Meetings are held via video conference during Safer at Home.)

CLICK HERE for DBSA San Gabriel Valley for more information and details on more support groups in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitated by NAMI trained peer facilitators who live with a mental illness. They offer encouragement, education and support. The group provides opportunities for all participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe and confidential space.

No need to register, just drop in.

For further information contact Jackie at jackielabriepulido@gmail.com or call the office at (626) 577-6697

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