WeRise 2019

May 18 – 27th
Downtown Los Angeles Arts District
1262 Palmetto St, Los Angeles 90013
(corner of Palmetto St. and Mateo St.)

WeRise is an immersive cultural event featuring powerful art, live performances and bold conversations to help us explore mental wellbeing and a wide range of related social issues. This ten-day engagement will offer a museum-quality gallery plus a full program of special events, music, art activities, workshops and screenings.

WeRise is free and open to the public each evening and weekends. Weekday mornings are reserved for school field trips to provide students with unique opportunities to engage with special guests and event educators who will help students explore the experience with age-appropriate curriculum.

WeRise is sponsored by the LA County Department of Mental Health with support from the Mental Health Services Act through funding dedicated to prevention and early intervention. Learn more about our campaign at http://www.WhyWeRise.LA.

Meeting Tonight – Special Report on Mental Health in the South Bay

Dennis Murata, Service Area 8 Chief of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (South Bay and Long Beach) and Jennifer Lamarque of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hahn’s Office will be presenting. Dennis Murata will be giving an update on the Department of Mental Health efforts. Jennifer Lamarque will present on Supervisor Hahn’s priorities regarding mental health. We are fortunate to have this pair of knowledgeable persons at our meeting to tell us about the state of mental health programs in the South Bay and the important initiatives of Supervisor Hahn regarding mental health. Supervisor Hahn has taken the leadership on several mental health issues. including the replacement of part of the central jail with mental health treatment facilities, has supported studies of number of hospital, and step down psychiatric beds. We will also learn how we can assist in improving the mental health system.

Please come to hear and provide comment on these presentations. We need to show our interest and support of mental health initiatives. As part of our mission to advocate for persons with a mental illness and their families we need to support efforts to improve the system and provide comment on issues where the system is not working well.

The Family Caring and Sharing Support Group for family members will start at 6 PM and the General Meeting will start at 7:30 PM. First Lutheran Church, 2900 Carson in Torrance.

March Meeting tonight — Office of Representative Payee Review

Hannah Liddell, Supervising Attorney with the Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance (OPRBA), will be presenting a Introduction to OPRBA and a Representative Payee Basics Training.

Representative Payees are for Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits of another person. Many NAMI family members are the payees for their loved one, or organizations, such as board and cares serve as payees.

This presentation will review the role of the Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance under Disability Rights of California and review the requirements and responsibilities of payees. It will include what may be included in a review and assessment of payees and best practices. If you are now a representative payee, considering being a payee or just want to know more about it this presentation will be very helpful in ensuring you understand the role of the payee and the person receiving the benefits understanding their rights.

NAMI ESPANOL SOUTH BAY

Programa de Educación
De Familia a Familia de NAMI
NAMI ESPANOL SOUTH BAY Iglesia San Jose
Gratuito para familiares, compañeros, y parejas sentimentales de individuos con:

Depresión Severa
Trastorno Bipolar (maniaco depresión)
Esquizofrenia y Trastorno Esquizoafectivo
Transtorno de la personalidad fronterizo
Trastorno de Pánico y Trastorno Obsesivo compulsivo
Trastornos Cerebrales y Trastornos de adicción simultáneos

El programa consiste en una serie de 12 clases, una clase por semana, estructuradas para ayudar a los familiares a entender y apoyar a su ser querido que sufre alguna de estas enfermedades al mismo tiempo que mantienen su propio bienestar. Este curso lo imparte un grupo de voluntarios capacitados quienes también tienen un familiar enfermo y saben lo que es que un ser querido sufra de una enfermedad mental seria. El Programa “De Familia a Familia” de NAMI es completamente gratuito. Más de 150,000 personas en Los Estados Unidos, Canadá, y México han tomado este curso. Estamos seguros que quedarán satisfechos con la ayuda que le ofrece este programa. Llame para obtener más información Nelida Guzman de la Igesia 323-907-4639. (FREE PARKING)

Las clases comienzan Jueves, en Enero 31, 2019-Abril 11, 2019
6:30PM to 9:00 PM

Ubicación del curso: St. Jose Igesia
11901 Acacia Ave. Hawthorne, Calif. 90250
Horario: (12) sessiones
2 ½ horas por clase/ Segundo Piso La Casa Providencia

Contacto: Ricardo Pulido (310) 567- 0748 Cell. e-mail: rick@namilaccc.org

Contacto: Modesta Pulido (310) 245-9820 Cell. e-mail: vdepulido@gmail.org

Solamente para los
familiares que califiquen de
estas condiciones.

Se requiere inscripción
El cupo es limitada de
15 personas.
Todo Gratis!

El Programa de Educacion
“De Familia a Famiilia” de
NAMI/LACCC/ESPANOL está
patrosinado por NAMI SOUTH BAY,
Financiado en parte por
el Departmento de Saluld
Mental del Condado de
Los Angeles. GRACIAS!

Meeting Tonight – Mental Health Services Act

The speaker for the January 2019 meeting tonight will Dr. Debbie Innes-Gomberg, presenting on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). MHSA funds many of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health programs. She will be speaking about services, programs, and how the community provides input into the plans. Dr. Innes-Gomberg has a long history with the Department of Mental Health as a clinical psychologist, District Chief for the Long Beach/South Bay area, and the the Program Manager for the MHSA Implementation and Outcomes Division.

NAMI families helped to support the passage of Proposition 63 which funds the MHSA program. As stakeholders we need to provide input on its implementation. This presentation will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the programs and address concerns and needs in our area.

Membership Dues Change as of 7/1/17

Many NAMI South Bay members have membership renewals around the start of the calendar year. Early last year, the NAMI national board of directors voted to add a Household membership category to the membership structure and raise the dues for existing categories. These changes were effective on July 1, 2017. NAMI South Bay is required to follow the new membership structure.

The new membership rates are as follows:

  • Household $60. For multiple people at one address.
  • Individual $40.
  • Open Door $5. Open to anyone experiencing financial constraints.

If there are multiple people at your address who wish to join NAMI you have many options.

  1. Each person may join as an Individual or Open Door member or
  2. One person at the address may join as an Individual or Open Door member or
  3. All people at the address may join as part of one Household membership.

NAMI South Bay will no longer support a “Newsletter Only” membership category because it is not supported by NAMI National. “Newsletter Only” members whose memberships expired July 1, 2017 can rejoin using one of supported membership categories. Those whose memberships expire after July 1, will have their memberships converted to one of the supported categories.

Mental Health for Communities Affected by Fire

Our thoughts are with Californians impacted by the recent wildfires across the state. NAMI South Bay praises First Responders for getting so many to safety, and we want to stress the importance of attending to both the immediate and long-term mental health needs of all affected community members during this crisis.

CLICK HERE for Mental Health Resources by County

CLICK HERE for NAMI Shasta County

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