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January 30, 2018

The Art of Resilience: 31 Paintings in 31 Days Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1 to 5 pm 89 Center Road, Petaluma 94952

Join award-winning Petaluma artist Wendy Brayton for a showing of her January 2018 works, featuring Sonoma County beauty. Open to the public, you can meet the artist and Sonoma County staff members while enjoying music and raffle items. Proceeds from a small cover donation and a raffled Brayton painting will benefit NAMI Sonoma County. For more information, call 707-321-4154.

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    The NAMI Sonoma County Warmline (866-960-6264) offers free listening support, information on mental illness, treatment options, recovery strategies, communication and coping strategies and provides community resource referrals by phone, text, online chat or email. NAMI staff members and volunteers handle thousands of requests from individuals, family members and caregivers  dealing with mental-health related issues each year.

    The Warmline is a non-emergency helpline operating Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, excluding holidays. Trained and knowledgeable NAMI staff members and volunteers Read More

    Family-to-Family is a 12-session course created by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and taught by local volunteer family members who have been trained for its presentation in accordance with best practices established by NAMI.

    The instructors offer knowledge, insights, resources, coping strategies and genuine support – along with the unique understanding that comes from having lived the journey. The course meets for 12 weekly sessions, each for 2.5 hours; the course and all instructional materials are free.

    Course topics include:

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    Our team has been deeply saddened by the losses created by the wildfires, incredibly grateful for the determination and skill shown by the firefighters, law enforcement and utility workers who came to our rescue, and awestruck by the outpouring of support for those in need. Our staff members and office were unharmed, which means that we are in a position to add our voices and resources to assist those in need.

    Here are some of the ways that we can help:

    The NAMI Warmline – how to reach Read More

    October 1-7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

    If you are someone you  know may need a mental health assessment, anonymous online tools are available. Get a free mental health screening at

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    Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 10 – 16, 2017. During this week individuals and organizations around the country and the world join their voices to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to reach as many people as possible with the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. Here are a few basic things you should know and that you can share with those around you:

    Suicide can be prevented. Most of us have been touched Read More

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