NAMI Friends,

As we continue to navigate our world in the midst of the COVID-19 Stay Home directives, we want to continue to provide you with resources for maintaining our own mental health during this time of isolation. NAMI San Diego has migrated the bulk of our support group calendar to Online meetings using the Zoom platform. Please check back as we continue to update our family Support Groups on the Calendar through June 30, 2020. Education opportunities will be coming soon. Please stay home and stay safe, 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. 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. 

We are thrilled to let you know that we will also be presenting weekly Education & Advocacy WELLNESS WEDNESDAY where subject matter experts bring personal experience and professional tools in order to create more wellness in your life. Through the ZOOM group sharing platform, hear a live presentation on mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellness each week. This free weekly series allows attendees to interact with presenters from 1 to 2pm.  Following each Wellness Wednesday presentation, from 2pm to 2:30pm, NAMI San Diego has brought back the ever popular ASK THE DOCTOR, now a virtual open Q&A time with University of California, San Diego psychiatrists from the Community Psychiatry Program.

Thank you for connecting with NAMI San Diego. Please remember: You are NOT Alone. 

Our Family Support Groups and meetings are FREE for any (Adults 18 and older with a loved one of any age experiencing behavioral or mental health concerns), and registration is required for ONLINE support groups. It is important to login to ZOOM on time, so the facilitators are able to start and stop on time.  Family Support Groups and meetings are open to family members, and friends.

For persons living with mental health challenges please visit our Connection Support Groups on the NAMI San Diego Calendar https://namisandiego.org/calendar/.