Lecture Series in Pasadena: How to Survive and Thrive with a Mentally Ill Relative

Sponsored by NAMI San Gabriel Valley

Free Lecture Series
Seven Week Program
by Michael Di Paolo, Ph.D
Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Beginning September 15

(Arrive by 6:45 to get handouts and be seated.)

Wilson Auditorium
2471 E. Walnut
Pasadena, CA

  • Sept. 15th: “Inside the World of Bipolar Disorder” (Listen on You Tube)
  • Sept. 22nd: “Balancing Bipolar-Four Pillars of Treatment”
  • Sept. 29th: “Inside the Darkness of Depression”
  • Oct. 6th: “Inside the ‘Beautiful Mind’ of Schizophrenia”
  • Oct. 13th: “Recovery with Schizophrenia”
  • Oct. 20th: “Understanding Trauma and PTSD”
  • Oct. 27th: “The Family As Ally-Helpful Roles and Strategies”

NAMI San Gabriel Valley is located at 2550 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

NAMI San Gabriel Valley is an affiliate of NAMI–the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit, self-help advocacy and support group of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, dedicated to the eradication of those mental illnesses and to the improvement of quality of life of those affected by these diseases. NAMI San Gabriel Valley serves the San Gabriel Valley, which covers more than 480,000 citizens in Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada/Flintridge, South Pasadena, El Monte, South El Monte, Temple City, Monrovia, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, San Marino, Alhambra, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Gabriel and Rosemead.

NAMI California Annual Conference 2015

2015 Conference 5NAMI California held its annual conference August 21 and 22 at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa. The program was excellent, the speakers were inspiring, and the awards granted were well deserved. The conference and workshops addressed key topic areas from changes and progress in criminal justice to advocacy at the local, state and federal levels.

2015 Conference 3Speakers included Patrick Corrigan, William Beardslee, Waynee Lucero, Sam Cochran, Judge Lawrence Brown, Andrew Sperling, Mark Refowitz, Deandre Evans, Stan Collins, Gary Bess and Joseph Robinson. Powerpoints for many of the workshops can be found by CLICKING HERE. CDs and MP3s of the conference can be FOUND HERE. The full program agenda describing the topics discussed and sessions held can be seen HERE.

2015 Conference 4NAMI California is dedicated to the strengthening of local grass roots organizations. We provide updated information and support to local affiliates and are here to help organize new affiliates. NAMI California has 71 local affiliates and represents 19,000 people to the California Legislature and Governor on mental illness issues. NAMI California educates families, professionals and the public about the recent explosion of scientific evidence that shows serious mental illnesses are neurobiological brain disorders. NAMI California works to provide a strong, coherent system that offers a continuum of care for the persistent, long-term needs of people with mental illness. NAMI California advocates for increased research to uncover causes and new, effective treatments. NAMI California strives to eradicate stigma.

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