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NAMI Monterey County Familia-a-Familia, Spanish class to be held in Salinas starting at the end of January!

NAMI Familia-a-Familia is a free 6-12 session educational course sponsored by NAMI Monterey County, the county's voice on mental health. The NAMI Family-to-Family course is for family, partners, friends, and significant others of adults living with mental health challenges.

When: Starts end of January
Dates: Once per week, for 12 weeks
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Salinas
Space is limited, contact 831-800-7530,extension 450 to reserve your spot!


NAMI del Condado de Monterey, empieza su clase "Familia-a-Familia" al fin de Enero!

NAMI Familia-a-Familia es un programa educativo (gratis) de 12 semanas que ayuda a encontrar respuestas a preguntas sobre la salud mental. La clase de Familia-a-Familia es para familiares y amigos de personas que tienen enfermedades mentales severas.

Cuando: Empieza al fin de Enero
Fechas: Una vez a la semana por 12 semanas
Hora: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Lugar: Salinas
Espacio es limitado a 15 participantes, llamenos para registrarse. 831-800-7530, extension 450


Family to Family class being offered in Carmel this February!

Registration is now open for our next NAMI Family-to-Family Education course being offered from January 3, 2015 to February, 7, 2015, from 10a.m.-3:30p.m.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 6-session educational course sponsored by NAMI Monterey County, the county's voice on mental health. The NAMI Family-to-Family course is for family, partners, friends, and significant others of adults living with mental health challenges.

When: Every Saturday
Dates: January 3, 10,17, 24, 31, February 7
Time: 10a.m.-3:30p.m. with a 1/2 lunch break
Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Contact our office at 831-375-6264 to reserve your spot!


Peer to Peer class being offered in Salinas this January!

NAMI Monterey County will be hosting a NAMI Peer-to-Peer Educational Course, January 6, 2015-March 10, 2015 from 11a.m.-1p.m. at the Pajaro Street Wellness Center, South Salinas.

The NAMI Peer-to-Peer course is a free, 10-week educational course for adults living with mental health challenges. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer course focuses on recovery in a respectful, understanding environment.

When: Every Tuesday
Dates: January 6, 2015 to March 10, 2015
Time: 11a.m.-1p.m.
Location: Pajaro Street Wellness Center, 399 Pajaro Street, South Salinas

Contact our office at 831-375-6264 or 831-800-7530, extension 450 to reserve your spot!


NAMI Monterey County Mission Statement:

NAMI Monterey County offers hope and reduction of stigma associated with mental illness through education, advocacy, service access, and support for families and their loved ones living with mental illness. To this end, the corporation seeks to enhance the quality and fulfillment of their lives through wellness and recovery.

NAMI Monterey County believes in:

  • Education Education for individuals living with mental illness, their families, and the community is importantant to dispell ignorance and stigma regarding mental illness. We believe that education and information is a vital tool to living with a mental illness.

  • Advocacy NAMI Monterey believes in improving legislation and benefits for those living with mental illness. We use our voice within the state and federal system to support and improve the quality of life for those who are mentally ill.

  • Service Access Our mission is to provide up-to-date information for anyone wanting to learn about mental illness. We work closely with other local resources to provide assistance to those in need.

  • Support NAMI Monterey provides many classes and support groups for family members of a mentally ill person. These classes and support groups allow family members to get the support they need and to know they are not alone.




  • What can we do for you? We want to hear from you!

    We want to hear from the community and ensure we are providing what you need from us. Send us an email and let us know what you would like us to provide in the new year. Whether it is specific speakers at meetings, movie previews, etc...we want to hear from you.





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