Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. However, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family.
Throughout May, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness for mental health. Each year, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. Help us spread the word through the many awareness, support and advocacy activities below by showing you’re #IntoMentalHealth.
NAMI South Bay Is Working For You And We Could Use a Little Help!
How about volunteering to work 4 hours a month at the Palos Verdes Resale Thrift Store?
Help out with refreshments at the NAMI Speaker meetings?
Be trained to run a NAMI Caring & Sharing support group?
Be trained to teach the NAMI Family to Family or Basic’s education programs?
Be a part of the NAMI South Bay speaker’s bureau and tell your personal story to help end the stigma.
Speakers Needed !!
Can you recommend or suggest speakers for our monthly meetings? We would like to add new candidates to our current Speakers List in an effort to broaden the scope of information and assistance we provide to our membership. We welcome individuals and organizations who can present on topics that have a positive impact on all clients who suffer with mental health issues and their family members/caregivers. Call Paul Stansbury (310) 892-8046
NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass roots, self help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes the families of persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives and friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.
NAMI South Bay is an affiliate of National and State NAMI. NAMI South Bay serves the general area from El Segundo on the north to Palos Verdes on the south; from the Beach Cities on the west to Carson/Wilmington on the east. NAMI South Bay has regular monthly meetings with a Caring and Sharing Support Group and Speaker Sessions, Family to Family and Familia de Familia Programs, Peer to Peer and Connections Programs (ongoing support group for persons with a mental illness). NAMI South Bay supports other programs such as NARSAD, dedicated to the service of persons with a mental illness and their families. Also, NAMI South Bay participates in the NAMI Los Angeles County Walk. Please consider joining and participating in NAMI South Bay.
If you have a question for NAMI South Bay, please submit your request and contact information here. NAMI South Bay is a strictly volunteer organization, so please allow a reasonable time for response. If you have an emergency call 9-1-1. If you do not have an emergency, but need immediate guidance, please consider finding the appropriate Resource on the Resource pages of this site. You may also contact NAMI South Bay through the NAMI South Bay Office at (310) 533-0705.
You may also contact the national NAMI information help line at 1 (800) 950-NAMI , Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. The Information HelpLine offers:
Information. We provide general (non-professional) information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression; issues affecting children, adolescents & young families; general questions about medication; NAMI programs (such as Family-to-Family and In Our Own Voice); NAMI policy positions (such as mental health parity); and more.
Referrals. Callers are referred to NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and support groups throughout the country and to other organizations serving the needs of those affected by serious mental illness.
Support. Trained volunteers—- consumers and family members -— are in a unique position to offer support and empathy from people who know what it’s like and who have “been there.”