You Are Not Alone

SUPPORT GROUPS

The NAMI Recovery Support Group is for individuals living with mental illness and is facilitated by peers living in recovery. The group will share their experiences, challenges, coping strategies and offer mutual encouragement and understanding. The group will also help one another with techniques for maintaining wellness. No registration is 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.

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FAITH BASED

FAMILY SUPPORT

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This Family Faith-Based Support Group is open for adults and is intended for families and caregivers of individuals with mental illness whether the family member is living at home or not. Non­denominational; all faiths are welcome. No registration is required. No cost to attend. Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of each month except for holidays, 

 

Parkcrest Church

5950 Parkcrest Street

Long Beach, CA 90808

6:30pm - 8:00pm 

 

Meet in main sanctuary, women's lounge area. 

The NAMI Family Support Group is for families and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness and is facilitated by trained NAMI Long Beach members. The meeting is an open forum where families and caregivers can share their experiences and challenges and help one another through learned wisdom. 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

           MENTAL ILLNESS             AFFECTS EVERYONE

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.

   Current Programs

UPCOMING CLASSES

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.

 

Parkcrest Church

3936 Woodruff Ave, Room 500

Long Beach, CA 90808

Thursday evenings: 6:30pm - 9:00PM

This class is presently in session. Applications are being accepted.  

To apply   Click here

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. There is no fee for this course, but registration is required. 

For more information call 562 4352264

 (English)

 

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, May 31, 2016

 Applications are now being accepted

To be contacted fomore info

    General Meeting

Held on the 1st Wednesday of every Month

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

 

 Daphne Graves

from Hacienda of Hope and Hope Well program .

About HOPE Programs

Project Return's Hacienda of Hope & Hope Well are complimentary peer-run programs sponsored by the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Hacienda of Hope is a peer-run respite facility where peer-guests are able to stay short periods of time to work on their personal growth and wellness in a safe space with the support of peers who understand the struggle with mental illness and the journey towards wellness firsthand. Hope Well is a peer-run mental health and wellness resource center that provides peer support in community-based settings.

 

College Medical Center

2776 Pacific Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90806

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

All are Welcome!

 

Speakers & Topics at past General Meetings

 

Ramona Bridges

 

Ramona Bridges's profile photo

 

 

In January 2016 Ramona Bridges linked a deal with Noble Trinity Pictures to produce a documentary based on her life story. 

 

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

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