Often, families recognizing the first unusual behaviors in their loved one seek the counsel of their clergy. They might fear the ill loved one is using illegal drugs, be unduly streed at school or work, or suffering other harmful influences. Typically the family doesn’t know at the outset what is wrong, but they need help. So they consult their Pastor, Priest, Rabbi or Imam.
NAMI believes that reliable mental-illness eduction will help clergy direct families to NAMI and its education and support. NAMI South Bay will be providing a “Menta lHealth First Aid” training for the clergy in October 2015. Please call Paul Stansbury at area code 310, number 892-8046, with your clergy’s contact information so NAMI South Bay can extend an invitation to the training.