Curso Gratis!!


Fecha: (11 Semanas) JUEVES, 26 de Agusto al 11 de noviembre 2021 Hora: 6:30pm al 9:00pm Locacion es: ZOOM/VIRTUAL/Telefono

Este es un programa para la familia que le ayudará a romper con la desesperación y el aislamiento, a través de comprender y recibir apoyo para personas que tienen un miembro de familia que sufre de:

Depresión Severa
Trastorno Bipolar (También conocido como Depresión Mániaca)
Trastorno Esquizo-Afectivo
Ansiedad y Pánico
Trastorno Obsesivo y Compulsivo
Diagnóstico Doble (Abuso de sustancias y enfermedad mental)

Esta serie de 11 clases, la cual se lleva a cabo una vez por semana, está diseñada para ayudar a los miembros de familia a educar, comprender y apoyar a nuestros seres queridos, mientras logran mantener un ambiente de salud personal y de bienestar en el hogar.

El programa de educación de Familia a Familia es gratis! Pero es necesario registrarse lo antes posible. Favor de comunicarse con Ricardo y Modesta Pulido a los teléfonos: 310.245-9820 o 310.567.0748. cell email:

De Familia-a-Familia es un programa que ayuda a transformar a la familia desde la desesperación y el aislamiento (ofreciendo esperanza y apoyo) hasta llegar a superar las enfermedades del cerebro.

Mindfulness Meditation Course

An 8-week class on mindfulness meditation on Thursday evenings in September and October.

Mindfulness meditation may bring you greater tranquility, insight into habit patterns, a more graceful acceptance of life’s difficulties, ways to honor all your emotions, and a fuller awareness of life’s preciousness, to name just a few possibilities.

This course is appropriate for beginners, those who have meditated occasionally, or for those who have an ongoing practice. It will be held via zoom on consecutive Thursday evenings, from 7-9, beginning September 2 and going through October 28. (No class on October 7). In keeping with NAMI’s policy of offering educational programs free of charge, this will be free, although this is not a NAMI course. The only cost will be to purchase the book, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, by Sharon Salzberg. It’s considered a classic introduction to meditation. You can get it at any bookstore or on Amazon for $9.73

About the facilitator, Cheryl Tchir

I began meditating about 20 years ago to relieve the stresses of teaching full-time and caring for my husband who had bipolar illness plus physical and mental disabilities from a bout with encephalitis. I have found it to be a deeply helpful and enriching practice. I also have taught several Family to Family classes, which I believe are essential for anyone who wants to better help and understand their loved one who has a mental illness. I see mindfulness meditation as an extension of that learning, helping with your own self-care, which too often gets squeezed out. Taking good care of yourself is another important way to help your loved one; the benefits spill over. Last year I was accepted into a Training Program with Insight LA to prepare me to facilitate basic classes in mindfulness meditation. I completed it in May.

To register, email Cheryl at, with Mindfulness Meditation in the subject line. Include your name and phone number. I would like to communicate with each participant before the class begins to learn more about your background and what you hope to gain from the class.

Attendance will be limited. So, if you are interested, please act now.

August 2021 Monthly Meeting

Mental Health Evaluation Teams (MET)

Monday, August 16, 2021 7:30 PM (virtual)

Presenter: Sgt. Charles Duncan,
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
Community Partnerships Bureau

Please join us on August 16 for a special presentation by Sgt. Duncan on Mental Health Evaluation Teams. A MET team is a combination of a law enforcement officer and a mental health professional.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department call their teams MET. Similar teams with other law enforcement departments and units use other names, such as the MEUs and SMART teams for LAPD. The South Bay has a variety of cities and areas with MET-type teams served by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement departments.

Sgt. Duncan has had a long and extensive experience with the MET teams in the Community Partnership Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department and in a variety of other roles including crisis negotiation teams, community outreach, schools, training bureau, community policing and others. Sgt. Duncan will provide information about the role and practices of MET teams, some of the challenges and some new developments in responding to a mental health crisis. Come and learn how you can work with MET teams in your area.

Contact Paul Stansbury at for attendance information.