At 7:30 PM Dr. Dorit Saberi will present on Anxiety Disorders continuing our series on the various types of mental illnesses.
Dr.Saberi is Co-Director of Training, Psychology Division in the School of Psychiatry at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She will focus on general anxiety disorders and Obessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). The percentage of persons in the United States with anxiety disorders is reported by the National Institute of Mental Health to be 19.1% and 31% of adults experience an anxiety disorder sometime in their lifetime. Also, anxiety disorders often co-occur with other mental illnesses. It will be a chance to ask her about anxiety disorders.
Dr. Saberi will also share information about the Families and Friends Program which uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
The meeting will be in Faith Hall at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance, tonight, October 15, 2018.
Our Family Support Group will meet at 6 PM in the room off of Faith Hall.
We will be showing the video documentary “Ride the Tiger- A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain” at our August 20, 2018 meeting. The video tells the the stories of highly accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The documentary seeks to find out where the biological breakdowns occur and how we can possibly preempt, fix, or rewire our brains back to recovery.
Patrick Kennedy, Patty Duke and Dr. Phil Insell are a few of the featured speakers and story tellers. Please join us for this informative viewing and discussion.
The meeting will be at 7:30 PM in Faith Hall at the First Lutheran Church, 2900 Carson Street, Torrance. Our Family Support Group will meet at 6 PM in the small room off of Faith Hall.
Our general meeting will be Monday, July 16 in Faith Hall at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance at 7:30 PM. Our Family Support Group will meet at 6 PM in the small room off of Faith Hall.
We will have a Danielle Anderson, a Certified QPR instructor and Family to Family teacher providing a workshop on QPR — a training intended to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative,practical and proven suicide prevention training.
As recently reported in the media following the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, the number of suicides has been increasing alarmingly. Through education the QPR training aims to empower all people regardless of their background to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
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June General Meeting is at 7:30 PM Monday, June 18, 2018.
The speaker for our General Meeting will be psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Yen MD from Harbor UCLA Dept of Psychiatry. She will be continuing our series on the major mental illnesses and will be speaking about Major Depression as a mental illness, medications, recent developments and will be answering questions. Depression is the leading form of disability in the world and the most frequent type of mental illness. So it will be a great time to ask the doctor about this illness.
Our general meeting will be in Faith Hall at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance. Our Family Support Group will meet at 6 PM in the small room off of Faith Hall.
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.
NAMI South Bay April General Meeting
7:30 PM Monday, April 16, 2018
In our continuing series of presentations about types of mental illness we will have Dr. Todd Zorick from Harbor UCLA speak about bipolar mental illness. Dr.Zorick is a psychiatrist affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including VA in Westwood, Community Hospital Long Beach and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and has been in practice over 11 years. It will be an opportunity to learn about recent thinking about bipolar mental illness, medications, treatment and a chance to “ask the doctor” about bipolar mental illness.
Our general meeting is at 7:30 PM Monday, April 16 in Faith Hall at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance. Our Family Support Group will meet at 6 PM in the small room off of Faith Hall.
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March 19, 2019
First Lutheran Church
2900 Carson Street
We are fortunate to have Helena Ditko, LCSW, the Director of the Office of Family and Consumer Affairs for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, speaking at our general meeting this month.
The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs was previously identified as two separate offices – Consumer Affairs, as Empowerment & Advocacy and Family Engagement. In 2014, the two combined to provide conversation, information, education and inspiration. Unlike the Patients’ Rights Office, which corrects error and investigates the violation of rights of consumers, the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs gives quality improvement to mental health services.
Helena Ditko and her office have been invaluable to many families and clients trying to navigate the mental health system. On Monday, March 18, Ms. Ditko will discuss her office, how they can assist families and persons with a mental illness, and various forms of treatment. When NAMI South Bay didn’t know where else to get help it has referred families to her office.
Please come. Meet and listen to Ms. Ditko. We believe you will find it invaluable for your family.
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