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NAMI Monterey County Family-to-Family class to be held in Salinas beginning September 9th!
NAMI Monterey County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for the fall, beginning 9th of September. It will be held on Tuesdays at 5:30 in South Salinas.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-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. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call our office at (831) 375-NAMI (6264).
NAMI California Annual Conference held August 1-2
NAMI California will be hosting its annual conference on August 1-2 in New Port Beach this year. The theme this year is "Growing Minds in Changing Times." Keynote speakers will include Gina Calhoun and Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.
Gina works for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery as National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education. Dr. Sergio is Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, the Founding Director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD), the Director of the Community Engagement Program of the UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC), and Co-Director of the National Institute of Aging (NIA) funded Latino Aging Research and Resource Center (LARRC).
For more information, visit the NAMI California website at namicalifornia.org.
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.