NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each other’s’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Registration is not required. No cost to attend. Meets every Monday 


Community Hospital

1720 Termino Street

Long Beach, CA 90804

6:00pm - 7:30pm


From the main lobby take the elevator to basement.  Make a right. Go to the Community Cafe and make a left.  Meeting is Conference Room #2, first room on the left.




Family Support Group


This Family Faith-Based Support Group is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Nondenominational; all faiths are welcome. 

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. 


Parkcrest Church

5950 Parkcrest Street

Long Beach, CA 90808

6:30pm - 8:00pm 


Meet in main sanctuary, women's lounge area.


 NAMI Family Support Group Program is a free, bi monthly meeting of family and loved ones of individuals with mental illness where family members can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their wisdom gained by experience and self-education. These meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI members in affiliates across the country, and participants are encouraged to share actively in the work of the group. No registration is required. No cost to attend.  Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month except for holidays  


 College Medical Center 

2776 Pacific Avenue

Long Beach. CA 90806

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Consumer Support Group 

Michelle Thomas, 

“Chatting with Chelle,” 


This Recovery Support Group is for individuals living with mental illness.

No cost to attend. 

Meets every Friday 1:00pm - 2:30pm 

Please call ahead to confirm location and availability.


Hacienda of Hope

2241 W Williams St, Long Beach, CA 90810

(562) 388- 8183

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The NAMI Family-to-Family educational course is for families, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness and is facilitated by trained NAMI Long Beach members. In this 12-week course you will learn coping and communication skills, a more defined understanding about mental illness, the effects of medications and an overall greater knowledge of individuals living with mental illness. There is no fee for this course, but registration is required.


Next class begins on

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


 To be contacted fomore info



Familia a Familia  Spanish
 Las clases comienzan en Septiembre 2016 6:30PM to 9:00 PM

contact Rick Pulido (310) 567-0748

The NAMI Basics education program was developed specifically for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. There is no fee for this class, but registration is required. 


To re-register for the next class or for more information    Click here


Basicos   Spanish. Basics

St. Mary Hospital . Long Beach California

Cada, Jueves empezando el 15 de Septiembre 2016 al 20 de October, 2016 Desde las 6:30 PM a 9:00 PM
contact Rick Pulido (310) 567-0748

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a peer led 10-week educational course for individuals with a serious mental illness seeking information and support on recovery. The course emphasizes on recovery from mental illness as a feasible, supportable goal and challenges the stigma often wrongly associated with mental illness.

Mayim Bialik Changes the Conversation on Mental Health and Stigma 

General Meeting

Held on the 1st Wednesday of every Month


Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Cathy Gale, Jasmin Carlson,
Rick Pulido and Cathy Williamson
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The Future of NAMI



Please join us as our President, Cathy Gale, our Secretary, Jasmin Carlson, our Education Coordinator, Rick Pulido and our past President, Cathy Williamson speak about the future of NAMI.   Cathy, Jasmin, Rick and Cathy Williamson attended the National Convention in Denver, CO July 6 - 9 and will talk about their experience including the future of NAMI, cutting edge research on the brain, new and exciting programs NAMI is offering and keynote speaker Patrick Kennedy.  This will be a very informative presentation.


College Medical Center

2776 Pacific Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90806

7:00pm - 8:30pm


All are Welcome!




Past Meeting (June)

Presentation on


 CNS is a leading clinical research center specializing in the design and conduct of clinical studies for new medications and treatments in various therapeutic areas including mental heath, neurology, and general health conditions. CNS has a great team of dedicated nurses and attentive psychiatrists working together to fight the cause. 

For more info on clinical research Refer to:


NAMI, 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 persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives, friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.

Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery. Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.

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We are happy to share this mention of NAMI’s Family-to-Family education program in the Carolyn Hax advice column that was circulated in newspapers all around the country.  


Where the column appears online it includes a link to the NAMI Family-to-Family page on NAMI’s national website.


Carolyn Hax: Find the happy medium with a mentally ill family member