- Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenting – The Felton Institute For our July General Meeting our presenter will be Mike Krechevsky, a family support specialist from The Felton Institute. The Felton Institute focuses on suppo...
NAMI Education courses are designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members and for themselves…
NAMI Support groups are designed for family members, caregivers and individuals living with mental illness. Our groups are designed for those hoping to gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI is a strong voice on mental illness; carrying out ongoing advocacy for a public policy agenda to improve mental health services throughout our county, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.
What people are saying...
“Next to County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, NAMI is the third leg of the stool in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program since 2005. CIT has trained over 500 first responders that have the knowledge and skills to deal more effectively with people in a mental health crisis. I have personally referred many families to NAMI chapters in the Bay Area in order to help them deal with the life changing events when a loved one suffers their first break. NAMI is an invaluable resource to law enforcement in San Mateo County.”
Detective, Psychiatric Emergency Response Team San Mateo County
“NAMI San Mateo gave me a chance to grow. I dealt with a diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia most of my life, and since taking the NAMI Peer-to-Peer class, I am now a Peer Mentor and their lead co-teacher. With the help of NAMI SMC, I have developed my leadership abilities and am a valued team member.”
“I am one of the original founders of NAMI which started here in San Mateo County. We called ourselves AMI (Alliance for the Mentally Ill) before the organization went national. At 90 years old, I am proud to be a member of NAMI SMC. Keep up the good work! Thanks for doing what you are doing.”
Teresa Walker — On Sept 9, 2017 our longtime friend and past NAMI SMC Board President past away at 92 years young. Over the years, Terry worked tirelessly in a variety of capacities in the mental illness arena. We salute Terry for her many contributions and appreciate all she has done for our community within NAMI SMC and in the mental health community; increasing awareness, supporting families and improving services! Terry will be greatly missed!
“I’m really glad that I took the NAMI Peer-to-Peer class. Within 10 weeks I was able to get lots of new information and learn new techniques that I now use to make progress in my recovery.”
Gina Olinger, San Carlos
The Lord of the Rings actor opens up about the importance of carrying on his late mother Patty Duke's legacy in mental health advocacy. Although actor Sean Astin is famous for his memorable roles in iconic films like The Goonies, Rudy, the Lord of the Rings trilogy...
Unlike other illnesses, mental illness has a stigma attached to it, and we as a society are just not that equipped to help those suffering in our midst. Despite the rising cases of depression, anxiety, suicide, and general mental health awareness, we still don’t know...
TORONTO – The death of a Toronto woman who fell from her 24th-floor balcony while police were in her home has renewed calls for an overhaul of how society deals with people in mental health crises. Some experts believe “defunding” police – taking some of the taxpayer...
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- Jul 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For Family Members and Caregivers. Family members and caregivers often play a large role in helpin...
- Jul 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
– South County Family Support Group meets 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30pm. To attend th...
- Jul 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Jan 25, 2021
NEW! NAMI Connections Now Very Monday & Thursday! Connection’s has launched a new way ...