Beginning in December 2019, NAMI Sonoma County will offer a new Family Support Group that will take place twice a month. The free, drop-in meetings are on the first and third Saturdays of each month at the NAMI office (182 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa), from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You are welcome to attend this meeting or the weekly Thursday afternoon support group.
Please join Buckelew Programs this Thursday, November 7 from 7-9:30 PM for an evening benefiting mental health, stigma reduction, suicide prevention, and community in the North Bay. The event will feature Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, an anonymous art project shared on over a million postcards to date. Frank will share his wisdom, humor and grace. The event will take place from 7-9:30 PM at the Jackson Theater at Sonoma Read More
The NAMI Sonoma County office will be open for regular business hours beginning on Monday, November 4, 2019 due to the conclusion of mandatory evacuations. Please keep in mind that we have free, drop-in Wildfire Support Groups for anyone affected by this or previous wildfire events.Read More
The NAMI Sonoma County office is temporarily closed until further notice due to the mandatory wildfire evacuations and power outages. We will post an update when activities are ready to resume.Read More
On October 23, 2019, CBS News hosted a broadcast dedicated to mental health and stigma, called “Stop the Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health.” Ahead of the broadcast, they worked with experts to create a guide to the dos and don’ts of talking to or about people who have experienced mental illness. Here is an abbreviated version of the guide.
A recent article in the NAMI Blog identified and debunked six common misconceptions about mental illness. These myths can perpetuate stigma about mental illness and even discourage people from talking about or getting help for their condition. This article, written by advocate and doctoral candidate Sky Lea Ross, was originally published on October 1, 2019 in the NAMI Blog.