Meeting Tonight — 7:30 p.m. — Conservatorship

Ms. Gilda Ramos Assistant Division Chief – LPS Program from Los Angeles County Office of the Public Guardian will present on Conservatorship at our monthly meeting 7:30 PM Monday, April 17, 2017.

Ms. Ramos is with the Office of Public Guardian which administers conservatorship in Los Angeles. She will tell us what conservatorship is all about and how one goes about obtaining conservatorship or having someone conserved.

The Caring and Sharing Support Group will start at 6 PM and the Speaker Presentation will start at 7:30 PM at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance.

De Familia a Familia

NAMI Familia-a-Familia es un programa educativo, GRATIS, de 12 sesiones para familiares, parejas, amigos, y seres queridos de adultos que viven con una enfermedad mental. El curso esta diseñado para ayudar a toda la familia a entender y apoyar a seres queridos que viven con un trastorno mental, sin descuidar el propio bienestar del círculo familiar.

Miles de families han dicho que éste programa vino a cambiar sus vidas. Esta clase es impartida por maestros entrenados que conocen por experiencia propia lo que es tener a un ser querido con una enfermedad mental. Gracias, Ricardo Pulido email: 310.567.0748 Modesta Pulido310.245.9820

Este curso incluye informacion en enfermedades como:

  • Esquizofrenia, Trastorno Bipolar, Depressión Severa, Trastorno
  • Obsesivo Compulsivo y Pánico, Trastornos Cerebrales y
  • Trastornos de Adicción Simultaneos y otras enfermedades mentales.

Llamar: Ricardo Pulido Nami/South Bay Espanol 310.567.0748
DMH/UCLA Harbor Wellness Center
21732 South Vermont Ave. Torrance, Ca 90402 Lunes, 17 de Abril 2017 (2nd Piso) 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Para mas información llamar a Modesta Pulido 310.245.9820 NAMI South Bay Espanol

NAMI está dedicada a mejorar la calidad de vida de todos aquéllos cuyas vidas han sido afectadas por enfermedades mentales. Gracias! FREE PARKING! Todos los NAMI Programas son gratis!

Bases y Fundamentos (BASICO) Espanol

NAMI (Alianza Nacional para la Salud Mental) ofrece una clase gratis totalmente en español.

CATOLICA de Hawthorne 11901 West 119th St.
Hawthorne, Ca 90250

Cuando: (6) Semanas empezando Jueves,
27, de Abril al 1, de Junio 2017
Nuevo Salon de la Escuela Gratis!
Desde las 6:30 PM a 8:30 PM

Que es NAMI Basics? Bases y fundamentos es un programa de educación informativa, para padres e otros quienes cuidan a niños o adolecentes que viven con problemas de salud mental. El curso se dirige por padres entrenados para dar las clases quienes niños desarrollaron síntomas de salud mental antes de los 18 años de edad. El curso consiste de seis clases, cada clase se imparte en 2 horas. Gratis!

“Esta clase me ayudó muchísimo, la profesora de mi hijo quiere saber más de ella después de ver el resultado positivo con mi hijo en la escuela.” …Nancy Baker, estudiante. Llame: Profesora (Nelida Guzman) 323.907.4639 Nami/Southbay Si desea mas información sobre la clase contacte a: Ricardo y Modesta Pulido (310) 513-1178 cell# (310) 567-0748 e-mail: Gracias!

NAMI es una, organización sin fines de lucro que ha servido a la comunidad en el condado de Los Ángeles por más de 30 anos.

Nuestra misión es mejorar la vida de las personas y familias que viven con una enfermedad mental mediante la educación, la información y recursos. Todos los programas son gratuitos para la comunidad.

Important Meeting–Long Beach, March 30, 5.p.m

City of Long Beach
Planning Commission Meeting
to Discuss a Proposed Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center

Please come and support the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center.

These services are urgently needed to assist people with mental health disorders and reduce the long waiting times in emergency rooms.

The meeting will be
Thursday at 5 p.m., March 30, 2017
at 333 W. Ocean Blvd. 4th Floor
Long Beach, 90802

Approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in a given year. Even if someone doesn’t experience this themselves, they likely know someone dealing with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or suicidal tendencies. Sometimes those with a mental health condition experience a crisis and need help right away.

Because of the shortage of psychiatric mobile response teams, police and sheriff departments in Long Beach and surrounding cities have the difficult task of responding to mental health-related calls. The Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC or “Buck”) is a facility that will save law enforcement time in the field, will decrease the burden on hospital emergency rooms, and will help prevent unnecessary incarceration by providing medical treatment instead.

What is a BHUCC?

BHUCC will be a place where people with mental illness can go to be stabilized (instead of going to the hospital ER). It can be compared to an Urgent Care Center (where people often go for a medical emergency instead of going to the hospital ER).

The BHUCC provides:

  • Crisis stabilization service
  • Up to 12 adults and 6 adolescents (estimate about 30 clients a day)
  • Doctors, nurses, therapists, peer counselors
  • 24/7 Outpatient Program
  • Patients may stay up to 24 hours
  • Average stay is 4 to 6 hours
  • Round the clock security staff
  • Discharged patients leave the area and return to their home and community services

Learn more at


Open Mind Community Lecture — The Upword Spiral

From the Friends of the Semel Institute: A free presentation by Alex Korb, Ph.D., UCLA neuroscientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017.

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In “The Upward Spiral”, Dr. Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, Dr. Korb provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.

As a neuroscientist Dr. Korb has published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on depression, neuromodulation and other topics. He is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, and has studied the brain for over 15 years. He also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today called PreFrontal Nudity: Your Brain Exposed. Outside of the lab he is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and he has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. will join Dr. Korb in discussion following the presentation. Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Tuesday, March 7
Semel Auditorium, UCLA
Check-in 6:30 PM   |   Program 7:00 PM
Admission is free but reservations are required.
Parking is available for $12 in Structure 9


For questions email Wendy Kelman at

San Gabriel Valley Frontline to Host Veteran Advocate February 7

San Gabriel Valley Frontline will host veteran Dustin Halliwell, MSW, a Veteran Advocate from the Los Angeles Vet Center. Learn how to recognize PTSD, gain a veteran’s perspective about how it feels, and learn how veterans, friends and family members can respond in healthy ways. Also, learn about Vet Centers and the services they offer for combat veterans and their families.

Dustin Halliwell served with the 75th Ranger Regiment from 2000-2004 as an automatic rifleman and machine gun team leader while serving as a Ranger. He served two tours in Iraq, and two tours in Afghanistan and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2008 from Cal State Long Beach, and a Master’s in Social Work in 2013 from USC. He works as a Veteran Advocate at the Los Angeles Vet Center.

Tue, February 7, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST

The Legion Club of Pasadena
131 N. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

The presentation is to be followed by a casual dinner and a chance to mix and mingle.Program and dinner are free. CLICK HERE for more information.

SGV Front Line is a community service program offered by NAMI SGV in partnership with the American Legion Family, Pasadena, Post 13.

Reminder: Meeting Tonight

Dr. Mary Read, M.D., Director of Adult Outpatient Program Harbor UCLA Medical Center will speak at our monthly meeting tonight, January 23, 2017, about the use of medication in psychiatry, an update on recent developments and will be an opportunity to “Ask the Doctor” about medications.

Dr. Read is interested in clinical, administrative and political issues as they affect the individual patient and the larger system of care. She has a particular interest in anxiety and psychotic disorders and is active in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) services at Harbor We are very fortunate to have Dr. Read speak to our group and am sure you will find it very informative and helpful.

See you tonight!