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NAMI Glendale Bulletin - Updated Sept. 29, 2014

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SPANISH FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP -  Now with NAMI Glendale!!!

Every Tuesday – 5:30 – 8:30 PM (Spanish)

Northeast Mental Health Center

5564 N. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Facilitators: Irma Vallejo & Dina Flora

We bring our dinner and share a meal prior to our support group.

Contact: Dina Flores (323) 341-5100

 

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SAVE THE DATE: NAMIWalks ~ SATURDAY OCTOBER 11, 2014

GRAND PARK, LOS ANGELES

227 N Spring St, Los Angeles

 

  • Just want to donate? You can do that choose one of our  NAMI Glendale teams?  You can do that too, by clicking on one of the Team Captains links and donate.

 

  • Why should I walk and donate to one of the NAMI Glendale Teams?

NAMIWalks is the only major fundraiser NAMI Glendale does to raise funds. The funds generated from this yearly event are used to provide for all the NAMI Glendale free programs including Support Groups, Family Education, Peer Education, Connection Support Group for our loved ones and so much more.

 

Remember, walking is a great way to show that you support NAMI and you want to help build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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HOW TO SURVIVE & THRIVE WITH A MENTALLY ILL RELATIVE  

The 30th Annual Presentation of the Georgette Shatford Educational Series

Presented by Michael DiPaolo, Ph.D.*                                                             

Dates: September 9— October 21, 2014, Tuesday evenings                                          Location: Pacific Clinics Training Institute,                                          2471 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91107                                                                    Time: Check-in begins at 6:30 PM    Lecture: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • October 7: Recovery with Schizophrenia
  • October 14: Understanding Trauma and PTSD
  • October 21: The Family as Ally – Helpful Skills & Strategies

This wonderful lecture series is open to the public, free of charge. You may attend any or all of the lectures. Mark your calendar now, and tell your friends! Call 626.577.6697 for more information.

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The 9th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Hope and Recovery Conference                        Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

The Annual Conference By and For Clients of Almansor Court

We invite all consumers, parents of consumers, and family members to join us for a wonderful day of inspiration and celebration.  For questions, you may contact Juanita Galbreath at (213) 351-1930 or Ani Aslanian at (213) 738-3777.

 

 

Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor Street, Alhambra, California 91801

Free to Clients, Family Members, Parent & Caregivers (18 years & older)  

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Capacity – 400 Participants on a 1st Come 1st Served Basis            APIH&RConf@dmh.lacounty.gov

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BOTH CONNECTION AND PEER TO PEER  WILL CONTINUE TO MEET AT DIDI HIRSCH - UPSTAIRS IN CONFERENCE/KITCHEN ROOM…...

 

CONNECTIONS SUPPORT Group - at Didi Hirsch

When: Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Every Month

6:00 to 7:30 at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services,1540 E. Colorado Blvd. Glendale

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

 

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PEER-TO-PEER Class is on hold until the beginning of November

This 10 week class is designed for our loved ones’ who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are in need of information, support and resources. The class is free of charge. Materials and light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. If you would like more information, check out the NAMI Glendale website and the Peer-to-Peer Flyer.

Date: to be announced

When: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Where: Glendale

 

If interested, send an email to jeanlusby@gmail.com

 

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FAMILY TO FAMILY Class - Next class will possibly start end of October, beginning of November.

Family to Family is a free 12 week class that educates family members on many aspects of mental illness including medications, diagnoses, brain function, communication workshops and a lot more. You must be registered to enroll.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR NEXT UPCOMING CLASS

PLEASE LET SUPPORT GROUP Facilitator KNOW.

 

 

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BASICS CLASS. - Next class coming soon in early 2015

BASICS is a 6 week class for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents (18 and under) who have a diagnosis of a mental illness. We are hoping to schedule another one in the fall.  Keep coming to support group meeting or visit  NAMIglendale.org for the next scheduled class. Let me know if you are interested in the class..

Everyone who has taken this class has discovered an amazing amount of information, resources and support. As with all NAMI classes, it is free of charge.

 

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If you are interested in becoming a Trained BASICS Teacher there will be a “BASICS TEACHER TRAINING” ON Oct. 17 - 19. Applicants must have completed a Family to Family Class or a Basics class.

Where: NAMI LACC Office, 3250 Wilshire Los Angeles

Contact Letty - 818-645-4159 or letty@namilaccc.org and she will send you application.

 

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NAMIWrites - We need writers to share your stories, your expertise, your knowledge, your pain and your success on paper. For more information or for the next editorial meeting, please contact: Walter Jarvis at walter@arizonaplans.com.

 

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WEBSITE: 

For additional information and tons of resources please visit our website: www.namiglendale.org.  

 

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NAMI MEMBERSHIP:

Don’t forget to join NAMI Glendale - you can be a part of our movement to improve the life of those touched by mental illness.

We have 2 types of Memeberships:

  • $35.00 a year per person - You can fill out an application online through our www.namiglendale.org and use your debit/credit card. Or you can fill out an application tonight and turn it in with your check made to NAMI Glendale or cash to the myself or _______________ (the co-facilitator).
  • $3.00 Open door - If cost is an obstacle to becoming a member, a reduced rate called “open door” is available. You still need to fill out an application and this option can only be paid by either cash or check. This type of membership is not available online.

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