NAMI San Diego is digitally migrating the bulk of our support group calendar online as we move through April, week by week. We currently have at least 15 family support groups that will be available online, with Peer Connection support groups migrating next and education opportunities coming soon.

NAMI Friends,

You may have heard in recent news articles about concerns regarding the security of the ZOOM platform for meetings.

Please be assured that this is something that NAMI San Diego takes very seriously. 

We NEVER record our meetings which would make us vulnerable to viewing on the cloud. The exception to this is Wellness Wednesdays as these ARE recorded for later viewing on FB and forthcoming Mind Collective website. 

As a Host we are able to mute and remove any individual in the group who fails to comply with our NAMI Support Guidelines. Among the precautions that we take are the following:

  1. Only the Host can control chat access
  2. Only the Host can screen share
  3. If necessary, the Host can exclusively control the mute function
  4. The Host has the ability to remove an individual from the ZOOM meeting 

 If at any time you are uncomfortable during a ZOOM meeting you have the ability to turn off your camera, or leave the meeting. 

You are NOT Alone. 

We are thrilled to let you know that NAMI San Diego, in partnership with Alliant International University, are presenting a-once-a-month Wellness Wednesday. This partnership is called The Mind Collective and normally the third Wednesday of every month we present a one-hour Zoom session at 1 pm. This interactive session combines personal mental health experience and professional tools to create more wellness in our lives. Speakers address mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness every month. Please check out the calendar section [link to calendar section] for information on how to register for free for the next Wellness Wednesday. 

family-to-familyThis free program for Adults (18 and older) is comprised of a series of 12 classes for the families of persons with serious and persistent brain disorders (mental illnesses). These classes are small and represent a new concept and curriculum. In this model, the course co-teachers are family members themselves and the course has been designed and written by an experienced family member-mental health professional. The course balances education and skill-training with self care, emotional support and empowerment.

Important components of the course are:

  • Information about Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Illness (Manic Depression), Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Disorder (OCD).
  • Coping skills, handling crisis and relapse.
  • Listening and communication techniques.
  • Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation.
  • Understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illnesses.
  • Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions among families to chronic worry and stress.
  • Basic information about medications and their side effects.
  • Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports.
  • Advocacy: getting better services, fighting discrimination.
  • Remember, seating is limited.

How Do I Register?

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If you found a class that works for your schedule:

  • Click on the Family-to-Family Calendar icon.
  • Find the class you want to register for in the calendar and click on the class which will open a registration page.
  • Complete the registration information. You will be contacted prior to the start date of the class.

If you did not find a class that works for your schedule, we are frequently adding new classes, please click on the green Add Me to the Interest List button and complete the information page.

For more information, email f2f@namisd.org, or call 619 543-1434 or 800 523-5933

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