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July 13, 2018

We’ve added a second NAMI Family Support Group. Feel free to attend at the time convenient for you. These are free, drop-in and confidential groups that do not require pre-registration. Just come! Both meetings are held in our office at 182 Farmers Lane, Suite 202, Santa Rosa. These are structured sessions, led by trained facilitators with lived experience. Group 1: Meets weekly, every Thursday, 2 to 3:30 pm Group 2: Meets monthly, Read More

    With appreciation for the North Bay Pyrate Punks, tonight’s five-band concert at the Arlene Francis Center will benefit NAMI Sonoma County programs. Featured bands include: The Motovators, Deseos Primitivos, The Quitters, Sabaxtaros and Moonsick. All ages are welcome. $5-10 admission.

    North Bay Pyrate Punks Friday July 13 at 8pm Arlene Francis Center 99 6th Street Santa Rosa



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    Thanks to Whitney Rodgers, our Family Support Manager, we have three newly trained Family-to-Family teachers at NAMI Sonoma County. This free 12-week course for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness provides communication and problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms and self-care skills that helps families to deal with the impact of mental illness on the family. 

    Jose, Mary-Frances, Whitney & April

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    No One Helped My Mentally Ill Mother, or Me In this NY Times article, published June 22, 2018, Laura Zera shares the experience of growing up with a mother who lived with mental illness. Having shouldered her mother’s challenges, including psychosis, she wishes that someone had talked to her about mental illness when she was in high school. NAMI Sonoma County is regularly invited to talk to high school students about mental illness. Read More is a new website for those who experience psychosis, family or friends, and clinicians. The site was created to help people connect as early as possible to treatment and information. The site also describes the NAVIGATE program, an evidence-based treatment program for first episode psychosis. 

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    The S Word, a documentary about suicide attempt survivors, is screening at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisor’s Chambers on July 11, 2018 at 6 PM. The public is invited to this free community screening, hosted by Supervisor Shirley Zane. After the film there will be a post-show discussion on this critical topic led by filmmaker Lisa Klein and Supervisor Zane.

    Wednesday, July 11 at 6 PM Read More

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