NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass roots, self help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes the families of persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives and friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.
NAMI South Bay is an affiliate of National and State NAMI. NAMI South Bay serves the general area from El Segundo on the north to Palos Verdes on the south; from the Beach Cities on the west to Carson/Wilmington on the east. NAMI South Bay has regular monthly meetings with a Caring and Sharing Support Group and Speaker Sessions, Family to Family and Familia de Familia Programs, Peer to Peer and Connections Programs (ongoing support group for persons with a mental illness). NAMI South Bay supports other programs such as NARSAD, dedicated to the service of persons with a mental illness and their families. Also, NAMI South Bay participates in the NAMI Los Angeles County Walk. Please consider joining and participating in NAMI South Bay.
March Meeting Tonight: Nami South Bay is starting an “Ask the Doctor” Series about the different types of mental illness using Zoom until meetings can once again be held in person. Dr. Benjamin Furst will be presenting to start the series. Dr. Furst has been a teaching psychiatrist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and faculty member at UCLA for the better part of the past 15 years. He currently serves as an attending psychiatrist in the adult outpatient clinic at Harbor-UCLA, where he has also worked in acute inpatient and emergency room settings. In additional to clinical work, he teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and medical student rotators and has participated in the conduct of clinical trials in mood disorders, schizophrenia, and substance-use disorder.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. (Monday, March 15, 2021)
We will be providing presentation on the other types of mental illness in this “Ask the Doctor” format in future meetings thanks to the assistance of the Harbor UCLA Medical Center School of Psychiatry.
Online Monthly Meeting – 7:30 PM
Monday, February 22, 2021
Alternatives to Incarceration
The Board of Supervisors commissioned in February 2019 a County Work Group on Alternatives to Incarceration charged with developing a “road map with an action-oriented framework and implementation plan to scale alternatives to incarceration and diversion so care and services are provided first and jail is a last resort.” The work group has produced a report “Care First, Jails Last” with a variety of recommendations. Brittney Weissman the Executive Director of NAMI Greater Los Angeles County(GLAC) was a member of the work group and will tell us about the work group, their recommendations and continuing work.
She will also report on other NAMI GLAC efforts across the county with Measure J and the consolidation of NAMI affiliates into NAMI GLAC. Please see below for more information about committees working to develop recommendations on Measure J approved by LA County voters in November. Measure J is the proposition requiring 10% of locally-generated revenue go to community investment and alternatives to incarceration. For information on how you can participate in stakeholder input go to Measure J Re-Imagine LA Advisory Sub-Committees.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis on Monday, Jan. 18 delivered a rare executive order widening the county’s vaccine rollout.
As debate over the slower-than expected rollout heated up anew, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis on Monday, Jan. 18 ordered that coronavirus vaccines be made available to residents 65 years of age and older beginning Thursday, Jan. 21.
“The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been an enormous undertaking, especially during an unprecedented surge where cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to skyrocket,” said Solis in a statement that accompanied her executive order. “However, if we are to ever get out of this dark winter, it is critical that we make headway vaccinating people 65 years of age and older as soon as possible – in line with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations.”
Details were not yet available for how seniors could sign up, but the order directed county health officials to provide additional information for eligible residents. In the meantime, officials urged residents to visit VaccinateLACounty.com to sign up for email alerts.
NAMI/GLAC Virtual Grupo de Apoyo
Ofrece Un Grupo de Adultos, Gratis, En Español
Comenzando: August 25th, 2020
Reuniones Mensualmente los Martes
Horarios: 4:30pm-6:00pm por telefono conferencia/SKYPE/ZOOM
Este es un Grupo para la familia que le ayudara a entender la desesperación y aislamiento, a través de un mejor conocimiento y apoyo familiar para personas que tienen un Joven o adulto miembro de familia que sufre de:
Depresión de Jovenes y Familiares
Trastorno Bipolar (También conocido como Depresión Mániaca)
COVED19 virus/Ansiedad y Pánico
Trastorno de Salud Mental
Esta serie de cada meses, la cual se lleva a cabo dos vez por mes, está diseñada para ayudar a los miembros de familia a educar, comprender y apoyar a nuestros seres queridos mientras se mantiene un ambiente de salud personal y de bienestar en el hogar.
¡ NAMI/Grupo de Apoyo en Espanol es gratis! Sin embargo, es necesario registrarse lo antes posible. Favor de comunicarse: Ricardo Pulido 310.567.0748 NAMI/GLAC
Para mas informacion: Email: email@example.com gracias!
A Family to Family Program will be starting in the next few weeks on Wednesday evenings using Zoom as soon as there are enough participants. The Family to Family Program is now once a week for 8 weeks. It covers all different aspects of mental illness and has been invaluable to many families. If you wish to participate or know someone that should, please contact Paul Stansbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.