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Support Groups and Classes

Escondido

  • Share and Care Support Group Meeting: Every Tuesday except the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the Escondido Josyln Senior Center
  • Speaker meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 at:
    •  Kinesis North      474 Vermont    (off Escondido Blvd)
  • Ongoing Support Group Meeting: Will be starting back up Sept 18, 2007 in Rancho Bernardo.Dr.George Apkarian will speak on Depression. Please contact Judy Mapston for information:858-603-4085
  • New:  starting in October, 2004:  An evening Share and Care at the Josyln Senior Center on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Starting at 6:00 PM.

Fallbrook

  • Share and Care Support Group Meeting:  Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at:

  • Fallbrook Healthcare Foundation Office   (at the corner of Mission and Fig)
  • Bipolar Support Group meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at:
    • Fallbrook Hospital  624 East Elder Street (call 760.728.2006 for more information)

Peer to Peer

  •  Call Carolyn Tomacelli for more information: 760-598-8100.

Family to Family 12-week Classes

Next class start date is Sept. 5, 2007. .  The classes meet for approximately 2-2/12 hours and are free to and all persons with a family member or friend afflicted with a biological brain disorder.  Advance registration is required, call Bob Borden @760-480-0057 or Judy Mapston 858-603-4085.  The class will cover the following topics in depth:

  • Learning about feelings, learning about facts
  • Schizophrenia, major depression and mania: diagnosis and dealing with critical periods
  • Subtypes of depression and bipolar disorder, panic disorder and OCD; diagnosis and causes; sharing our stories
  • The biology of the brain and new research
  • Problem solving workshop
  • Medication review
  • Empathy workshop - what it is like to have a brain disorder
  • Communication skills workshop
  • Self-care and relative groups
  • Rehabilitation and recovery, services available
  • Advocacy:  how you can improve the system


For more information contact NAMI at 760-745-8381

 


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