Welcome

CHECK OUT Community Meetings, bimonthly. Join us online for some great speakers. A time to come together and learn something new or share with others on this journey.

Stay tuned our next Community Meeting
MAY 6th, 6:00

Email info@namisanjoaquin.org for more information

 

NAMI Connection Groups
All support groups are virtual!  Send your email to:  info@namisanjoaquin.org to participate. Groups are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who've been there. 

NAMI Family Support Groups - Groups held online through Zoom the second Tuesdays and fourth Thursdays at 6:00 pm.       Contact: info.namisanjoaquin.org to get the link.
Do you have a family member who is living with a mental illness?  Are you looking for support and education?  NAMI San Joaquin offers family support groups throughout the county.

Facilitator Trainings: Seeking volunteers to be trained for Connection Recovery Support Groups, Family Support Groups and Family to Family Class.  Classes will be held online with dates to be determined. Training is typically 2 full days, provided by NAMI "State" Trainers and is free.  There is an application process. Interested persons can email info@namisanjoaquin.org. There is a two year comittment to facilitate or teach a minimum of two classes a year.

NEW FAMILY TO FAMILY Class starts April 17,2021
F2F is a free online 8 week class for those friends and family of someone living with mental illness.
Register here https://f2fapril172021.eventbrite.com

 
NAMI San Joaquin County is a grassroots family, client and community member organization, dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental health challenges and the lives of their families and friends.These challenges are known as neurobiological brain disorders, or psychiatric disabilities.

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                                                     NAMIWALK 2021

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The NAMIWalk is scheduled for May 22, 2021. This is our annual fundraiser for the year. The walk will be virtual so get out those tennis shoes, plan your route and gather your sponsors. You can join a "team" or create your own team.  Last year we raised 7,985.00! Follow the link to view the flyer and to register or donate.

                                                      Virtual 2021NAMIWalks(1)(2).pdf

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   SAVE THE DATE......MAY 6th COMMUNITY MEETING
                                                                      
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Lara Gregorio, LCSW, has spent her career thinking about innovative ways to bring mental health care to people where, when, and how they want to receive it. Innovation has never been more necessary than it is now, as surging demands place new burdens on the mental health care system. In this presentation, Lara will discuss gaps in care, and new strategies to help the millions who are suffering.

Lara Gregorio is a licensed clinical social worker, with a passion for seeking innovative solutions to help people suffering from mental health issues. She has worked in a variety of front line clinical settings, from inpatient psychiatric facilities to homeless outreach to private practice.

               Stay tuned for more information and a link to register. Any questions, please contact
                                                   info@namisanjoaquin.org

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             NAMI CALIFORNIA IS RECRUITING PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

NAMI California is working with California Mental Health Service Authority on their efforts to offer peer support to Californians impacted by the pandemic. These are paid positions for part-time and full-time peer support specialists. To support this effort, they are enlisting trained Family and Peer Support Specialists (FPSS), as well as those trained to be NAMI Support Group Facilitators, and Family-to-Family or Peer-to-Peer Teachers.

https://namica.org/nami-california-peer-support-specialist-application/

If you have any questions, contact Angela Brand at angela@namica.org

 
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The following Support Groups are currently held virtually via Zoom. Please contact info@namisanjoaquin.org for details and to receive a link to participate. All activities are free of charge
  • Connections Peer Support groups - online the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, at 6:00 pm.
  • Family Support Groups - online the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of each month - 6:00 pm. 
Spanish support groups are temporarily on hold.
Se suspende el grupo en espanol para el momento.

 
 Please visit www.namica.org for resources and mental health tips on dealing with the coronavirus concerns.
 
Our mission is mental health

Educate

We offer an array of peer education and training programs, initiatives and services for individuals, family members, health care providers and the general public. NAMI and volunteer grassroots leaders are committed to education as the pathway to recovery, empowerment and wellness

Support

Our support and public education efforts are focused on educating America about mental illness, offering resources to those in need, and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority. Mental illness affects one in four families. Treatment works, but only half of people living with mental illness receive treatment.

Advocate

NAMI is recognized as the preeminent voice on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country for the millions of Americans living with serious mental illness. Our advocates have fought for policy changes that raise the bar on mental illness care and promote treatment and research on par with other illnesses