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.
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.
Another online Support Group is available Wednesday, 7/22, at 5:30 p.m. with Rebekah Martinek. The number of participants will be limited following best practices for online meetings. If you wish to participate please send email to Please email to rebekahmartinek [at] gmail [dot] com.
Because of COVID-19 gathering guidelines, we will be having an online meeting.
In May of 2008, the US House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
The goals were to improve access to mental health treatment and services and to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among minorities.
As July is mental health month and especially with the current concerns about racial justice, we will be viewing videos from NAMI Strength over Silence docuseries from its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Journey and having a conversation about NAMI South Bay’s role to deliver help and hope to all who need it.
NAMI National CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., stated:
“As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, it is our responsibility to serve all. While as an organization we are still early in our intentional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey and have much to do, we have renewed our commitment to our values. We continue to strive to deliver help and hope to all who need it. NAMI stands in solidarity with everyone impacted across the country. You are not alone.”
If interested in participating, please contact Paul Stansbury at email@example.com to receive information on the link and password for the online meeting.