Join NAMI Long Beach Area at our Next General Meeting


When: Wednesday Feb 3, 2021 7:00pm



NAMI Long Beach Area General Meetings are open to ALL -- members and non-members alike.


Topic: Coping with Stress

Speaker: Dr. Vernita Black

President NAMI Western Riverside, Retired Navy


Join us for a very informative discussion related to managing stress as presented by Dr. Vernita Black.

Dr. Vernita Black's Bio:


Dr. Black is a veteran who retired after serving 21 years in the United States Navy. During her time in the military, Dr. Black earned her Doctorate in Education Counseling Psychology. Her work in education, training, stress management, and drug and alcohol education led her to research alcohol and substance use among adolescents. Dr. Black is the President of NAMI Western Riverside County, a Peer-Peer Facilitator/Coordinator, In Our Voice Facilitator, Home Front Facilitator, and Connections Support Group Facilitator.


Dr. Black is the author of Parent’s Perceptions of Their Adolescents Attitudes Towards Substance Use: By Ethnic Differences, and the author of Life’s Reflections: A Collections of Poems on serenity, peace, and faith. She is also the co-author of the #1 International Best-selling Book, Women of Courage, Women of Destiny, and co-author of Listen Up by the Veterans Writing Group, San Diego County. Her newly released book, The Invisible Wounds of Stress: Inside and Out. Her book is from the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds that affected her while serving in the military. Dr. Black is the owner of Peace Be Still Consultant. Her ultimate passion is to help individuals recognize and understand that stress is real. She holds certificates in professional counseling and stress management.


Dr. Black discovered through faith, hope, peace, and happiness that all things are possible in the midst of it all.


Dr. Vernita Black, NAMI Western Riverside County, President