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Are you, or someone you care about, facing a mental health challenge?

We can help. The NAMI Sonoma County Warmline offers non-crisis support and information.

We also offer free support groups and classes that can help when life is impacted by mental health challenges, as well as presentations for students and community groups that raise awareness and build understanding of mental health.

Please explore this website to learn more about us. Contact our Warmline at 866-960-6264 to speak to a Warmline Specialist. If you do not reach us, please leave your name and a number when you can be reached so that we can return the call.

November 4, 2019

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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    Two new surveys — one for adults, and one for adolescents — are designed to assess the perceptions of Sonoma County residents about access to Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) in the area. The goal of the assessment is to collect data from the community regarding the barriers, gaps, and challenges of IOPs in order to inform the conversation about access to IOPs. The surveys will be available until September 30, 2019.

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