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- Mar 24, 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
We’re thrilled to announce an in-person family support group in collaboration with Mateo Lodge, held at Ian and Denby Adamson’s beautiful ‘Small Voice Farm’ in Pescadero. On Su...
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
San Mateo County is launching an unarmed mobile response team program to address an array of mental health crises without involving law enforcement. County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $4.9 million contract with Alameda-based Telecare Corporation to...
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- A clinical care team in the South Bay is getting a home ready to help support teens dealing with mental health issues. On Wednesday, Lightfully Behavioral Health is opening a 6-bed, 24-hour residential treatment program in Redwood City....
and the meaningful investment in our state’s behavioral health system to modernize the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and prioritize funding for individuals living with serious mental illness. Our voice was instrumental in getting the MHSA passed in 2004, and...
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- Mar 4, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
–NAMI Cordilleras Family Support Group meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30-8pm – 2nd Monda...
- Mar 4, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NAMI Connections for Adults 18+ Zoom – On Line Each Monday & Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30pm NAMI C...
- Mar 6, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NAMI Connection Older Adults 55+ 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month 7p-8:30pm The group will be deal...