• NAMI On Campus

    NAMI Urban LA partners with local schools and student leaders to cultivate school environments that are supportive of mental health through our NAMI on Campus program.

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    NAMI on Campus Clubs are student-led groups on high school and college/university campuses, where students can talk openly about mental health and wellness, learn ways to support friends or family members who have a mental illness, and educate others on campus about mental health and wellness.

     

    Goal of NAMI on Campus Clubs:

    To end stigma by raising awareness that mental illness is not rare and should be treated like any other kind of medical condition.

     

    What Does NAMI On Campus Clubs Provide:

    Student leaders will be empowered with toolkits, materials, templates, and resources to make running the club a fun and educational process. NAMI on Campus clubs are open to all students -- those with mental health conditions, those with family members with a condition, and/or students who are interested in the field or in advocacy. Club leaders and members become advocates within their school and local community, and work towards creating a more positive and mental health-supportive school environment.

     

    For information on how to start a NAMI on Campus High School club, check out NAMI California’s How-To guide (and complete this interest form).

     

    For information on how to start a NAMI on Campus College club, or if you have any questions about either program, contact Norit Admasu or Aracely Hernandez by email or phone -- (nadmasu@namiurbanla.org or 323-294-7814, ext 113). Ahernandez@namiurbanla.org or 323-294-7814 ext 111.

     

     

  • NAMI On Campus Interest Form

    Are you interested in starting a NAMI On Campus Club at your school?

    Fill out the interest form below!

  • Upcoming & CURRENT NAMI Family-TO-FAMILY CLASSES

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    NAMI Family-to-Family (Zoom)

    Starts Monday, August 16, 2021

    10:00am - 12:30pm PST
    8 Weekly Monday Virtual Sessions
    Class is limited to 20 participants.

    *Registration is required.

    Once registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom sessions and be mailed the class materials.

     

    For more info, call NAMI Urban Los Angeles at (323) 294-7814.

  • Family-to-Family Education Program

    NAMI Urban LA offers educational programs and support groups for individuals and family members of those living with mental illness. To register for our FREE family support groups or classes, please call us at (323) 294-7814.

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    NAMI Urban LA’s Family-to-Family Education Program is for family, partners, caregivers, and friends of individuals with serious mental illnesses. We cover these specific ones:

    • Bipolar Disorder (also called Manic Depression)
    • Major Depression
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
    • Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Co-occurring Brain Disorders and Addictive Disorder

    Do you need answers to these questions:

    • What happens during a psychiatric crisis?
    • What type of treatment is available for those with mental illness?
    • What is the best way to communicate with my loved one?

    We offer a 12-week and a 6-week express course. The course is a series of weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness in the family. There is no cost to participate in the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program and all course materials are free. Over 115,000 family members in the U.S. and Canada have completed this course. We think you will be pleased by how much assistance the program offers. We invite you to call for more information.

     

    WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE?

     

    Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders, up-to-date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence, current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery.

     

    DURATION:

    The course is 12 weeks or 6 weeks in the case of express.

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Call our office at (323) 294-7814 or email us at info@namiurbanla.org. The office is open Mon-Thurs 10AM-4PM.

  • Upcoming & CURRENT Family-to-family Classes

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    Family-to-Family 8-Week Class (Zoom)

    Starts Monday, August 23, 2021

    6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

     

    8 Weekly Monday Virtual Sessions
    Class is limited to 20 participants.

    *Registration is required.

    Once registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom sessions and be mailed the class materials.

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    Family-to-Family 8-Week Class (Zoom)

    Starts Saturday, September 11, 2021

    2:00pm - 4:30pm PST

     

    8 Weekly Saturday Virtual Sessions
    Class is limited to 20 participants.

    *Registration is required.

    Once registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom sessions and be mailed the class materials.