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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.

January 28, 2020

Starting on Sunday, March 8, 2020, NAMI Sonoma County will host an 8-week Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program. CCT was developed at Stanford University, and is designed to help you to improve resilience and well-being and connect with others. During 2-hour weekly classes, the course draws upon the best of contemplative practice and contemporary research in psychology and the brain sciences. To learn more and register, read on.

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    If you are a young person, parent of a young person, or member of the community and would like to know more about the impact of marijuana and vaping on health, academic & athletic performance, you may be interested in one of several upcoming presentations sponsored by the Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division in cooperation with local schools. Read on to find out more, including dates and material.

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    Sonoma County Behavioral Health (SCBH) is recruiting community members to join two of its associated committees: the Cultural Responsiveness Committee, and the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee. If you are interested in contributing to either of these committees and getting involved with the planning process for Behavioral Health Department programs, read the information below and submit an application by January 31, 2020.

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    NAMI Sonoma County offers a weekend Family Support Group twice per month, on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Meeting at the NAMI office (182 Farmers Lane, Suite 202, Santa Rosa), this free drop-in group meets from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. You are welcome to attend this meeting or the weekly Thursday afternoon support group.

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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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