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Important announcement: 

NEW LOCATION:  Our Tuesday Evening Support Group now meets at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521 E. Olive Avenue, Burbank,CA 91501.  As usual the group goes from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm.  There is plenty of on site and street parking. Click here for a map. 

Please note: Only the Tuesday Family Support Groups are moving.  The Tuesday Connnections Peer Support Group continues to meet at Didi Hersch Glendale.


NAMI Glendale Bulletin - Updated Sept. 2, 2014



Thank you to everyone who was able to come to the Annual Summer Potluck at the home of Jane Hancock. Everyone had a great meal and a wonderful time seeing old friends and making new ones.






Saturday, October 11

NAMIWalk  Los Angeles County, 2014


227 N Spring St, Los Angeles


NAMIWalks is the only 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, etc.


NAMIWalks is also a day filled with friendship, compassion and fun! Be an advocate for change. Please raise your hand if you have even parcipated in NAMIWalks…If you have never participated in the walk before, please take the time to talk with one of these people after the meeting. It is a transforming event - seeing so many people who have been affected by mental illness. .For more information, go to

Volunteers Needed for Walk Day:

1.    2 – people to help supervise the face painting and create a sign. All materials will be supplied.

2.    2 people to help supervise the bubbles and hula hoop area

3.    2 people help work in the registration area day of the walk

4.      2 people to sit at our affiliate table day of the walk (need people that want to be there but are not interested or able to walk)

Email: or talk to Christine Miranda, Letty





The 9th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Hope and Recovery Conference

Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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.




Connections Support Group - 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.

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

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



Peer-to-Peer is a 10 week class 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: September 10th - November 19th

When: Wednesdays

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Where: Glendale



A new Family to Family Class list has started!

If you are interested in our September class,

let me know.


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.



Date: September 7th (the first Sunday after Labor Day) - November 23rd

When: Sundays

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00pm






At NAMI Glendale, we offer a BASICS CLASS. 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 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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Don’t forget to join NAMI - for only $35 a year you can be a part of our movement to improve the life of those touched by mental illness.


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