To all Sponsors and Team Captains: Start making waves and register for the NAMI Los Angeles County 2018 Walk. NAMI will hold a Kickoff Event on Saturday, August 4. Team Captains need to register and won’t want to miss this event.
Save the date of Saturday, October 6, 2018 to fight stigma, raise awareness and raise funds for our NAMI programs offered free to the community. Any questions about the Walk please contact Paul Stansbury firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the Walk and become a Team Captain at NAMI Los Angeles County Walk.
Celebrate May as Mental Health Month!
Join Us For Our Annual Pasta Dinner
Monday May 21,2018
- 5:30 PM Caring and Sharing Support Group
- 6:30 PM Pasta Dinner
- $5 Donation Suggested
We will be having a support group from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in small room off of Faith Hall and with the annual pasta dinner starting at 6:30 PM in Faith Hall.
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DATE: MARCH 17, 2018
TIME: 9AM – 3PM
NAMI Los Angeles County Council invites the public to its 4th Annual Parent and Caregiver Conference.
This is a free event to the public (donations welcome).
CENTER AT THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS
555 W. TEMPLE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Parking is available; Public transportation is accessible on the Purple/Red Line.
Topics that are expected to be presented include:
- School-based mental health programs
- Individualized Education Program plans
- Foster/kinship program services
- Benefits services – SSI/SSDI
- Communication skills
- Crisis response
- Ask the doctor session with a child psychiatrist
- Panel session: “My Family Member Has Been Arrested”
In addition, we will have opportunities for the following discussions:
- Family Support Group (offered in English and Spanish)
- Signs and symptoms of mental illness
- Integrated care for co-occurring disorders
- Legal help for parents and families
For more information contact Alecia Ojinaga at email@example.com or (310) 299-2973. Here is the evitebrite link to the conference https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-and-caregiver-conference-tickets-41398535133
7:30 PM Monday, February 26, 2018
Dr. Michael Makhinson, the Co-Director of the Harbor UCLA Inpatient Psychiatry Program, will speak this evening, Monday 2/26, at 7:30 p.m. on the mental illness of Schizophrenia. The meeting will be held at First Lutheran Church, 2900 Carson Street, in Torrance.
Dr. Makhinson received his medical degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and his doctorate in psychology from the UCLA/Neuropsychiatric Institute. He will provide an overview of the illness, and updates on treatments and medications. It will also be an opportunity to ask the Doctor questions about the illness. We plan to have a series on the major mental illness in the coming months which allow us to get the latest information on the illness and be able to ask the doctor questions about that illness and related issues.
NAMI South Bay
6:30 PM, Monday, December 18
First Lutheran Church,
2900 Carson, Torrance, CA
Please come to our annual Happy Holidays Potluck. Bring the whole family and friends. It is a wonderful time to connect with others who share in the struggles and challenges of a mental illness and learn about resources and recovery. Bring a dish to share for 8 to 10 people and a white elephant gift for a raffle to add to the festive spirit.
The Caring and Sharing Support Group for family members will start at 5:30 PM in the Fireside Room and end at 6:30 PM.
The Speaker for October will be Gary Chang of Proxy Parents Foundation. Proxy Parent Foundation safeguards public benefits for disabled persons through the PLAN of California Master Pooled Trust and provides “family like” Personal Support Services for people with mental illness and other brain disorders.
PLAN of California Master Pooled Trust can accommodate either first party “self-settled” or third party “family-generated” special needs trusts. The Proxy Parent Foundation PLAN of California Master Pooled Trust has no asset minimum and is open to all ages and disability types. Proxy Parent Foundation helps coordinate public and private social services and medical care for PLAN of California Special Needs Trust beneficiaries with mental illness and other brain disorders.
Proxy Parent Foundation helps answer their families’ question: Who will care when I’m not there? Our Personal Support Services for people with mental illness and other brain disorders may include help in finding suitable housing, providing medication education, life skills tutoring, social activities and friendship. Proxy Parents was started by NAMI members to address these needs.
The Caring and Sharing Support Groups will meet at 6 PM and the regular speaker meeting at 7:30 PM will meet at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance.
Please come Monday evening, July 17, 2017, to hear Brittney Weissman, the Executive Director of NAMI Los Angeles County, talk about the state of NAMI in Los Angeles County including:
- NAMI advocacy efforts.
- Efforts with law enforcement on crisis intervention and diversion to treatment for persons with a mental illness.
- The offering of NAMI signature programs throughout LA County including Ending the Silence and some other relatively new programs.
- The effort of NAMI affiliates in Los Angeles County to meet the NAMI National Standards of Excellence including consideration of consolidating some affiliates.
Brittney and NAMI LA County has become the voice on mental illness in the county whenever the county leadership or media seek input on issues related to mental health. Please take the opportunity to meet, listen and provide input to Brittney Weissman.
We will meeting for the meeting at 7:30 PM in Faith Hall at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson, Torrance.
The Caring and Sharing Support Groups will meet at 6 PM.