Welcome

Click on the link below to view a Power Point summary of our most recent community event #ConnectedTogether; where 31 community leaders and members discussed programs and resources to assist family members and those living with a mental illness. 

Connected Together Event Summary.pdf

NAMI Connection Groups
All support groups are virtual!  Send your email to:  info@namisanjoaquin.org to participate. Groups are held Fridays 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.

Volunteer Opportunity for Hospitality- Help is needed to take charge of the coffeemaker and supplies to be transported to the General Mambership Meetings of NAMI San Joaquin.  To get more information, please contact us at info@namisanjoaquin. Thanks!
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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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2020:
 
  • NAMI San Joaquin switched to a safe, on-line format so we can practice safe distancing while we continue to connect emotionally. In December 2020 alone, over 300 people made use of NAMI SJC online meetings.
  • Through NAMI CONNECTIONS, peers met online to support each other. With a total of six regular meetings a month, support for people dealing with mental health challenges during a time of crisis was never more than a few days away.
  • Twice a month, NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS allowed family member of people with mental health challenges to provide each other with perspective and empathy.
  • Our NAMI COMMUNITY MEETINGS provided a chance bimonthly for peers, family members, and service providers in the community to come together to share information.
  • Through nine NAMI IN OUR OWN VOICE presentations, those living in recovery spoke to those struggling sharing their stories about overcoming and going on to function happy and healthy in society.
  • Through NAMI BASICS, people with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition spoke with six parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with children to discuss the impact of mental health conditions on the family, and how to advocate and care for a child with mental health challenges in educational, healthcare and the juvenile justice systems.
  • Through the NAMI PEER TO PEER class, people with mental health challenges helped 14 peers learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.
  • Through the NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY class, family members of people with mental health challenges provided information, strategies, compassion, and reinforcement for 23 new families who wanted to know more about supporting the people they love.
  • This year NAMI SJC won an award at the state level for our efforts to educate and support high school students faced with the onset of mental health challenges, through NAMI ON CAMPUS clubs at six San Joaquin County high schools.
                           THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUTEERS WHO MADE THIS YEAR A SUCCESS!
 
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  Earn your FAMILY & PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE
                NAMI CA On-line Training Begins Febuary 2, 2021
                                             FPSS Training Flyer Cohort 5.pdf
 
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COMING SOON:
Watch the events page for upcoming information about the NAMI WALK - May 22.



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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 every Friday - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be no meeting on January 1st. Beginning January 5, 2021 - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, via zoom, at 6:00 pm.
  • Family Support Groups - online the fourth Thursday of each month - 6:00 pm. 
Spanish support groups are temporarily on hold.
Se suspende el grupo en espanol para el momento.


LGBTQ Connection Support Group is resuming virtually via Zoom. Email info@namisanjoaquin.org for details and to receive a link to participate. 
 
 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