NAMI Sacramento, Sacramento's Voice on Mental Illness

 

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Welcome to NAMI Sacramento

NAMI Sacramento

NAMI Sacramento is a grassroots, family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. Severe mental illnesses are physically-based brain disorders that can profoundly disrupt a person's ability to think, feel, and relate to others and their environment.


NAMI Sacramento is the only local mental health agency offering support, education, and advocacy for people coping with their own mental illness and for their family members, too. We receive no government funding and are entirely self-supported. See About NAMI Sacramento for more about NAMI.

 

Family Support

NAMI Sacramento offers educational classes and family support groups and for family members of people coping with serious mental illness. See Education and Support Groups for more.

 

Support for People with Mental Illness

We offer classes to educate people with brain disorders so that they are better equipped to navigate through the experiences and challenges. See Education and Support Groups for more.

 

Trained Speakers are Available

NAMI Sacramento has trained In Our Own voice (IOOV) presenters ready to speak to your organization. For more detail about this program, see In Our Own Voice.

 

Join NAMI Sacramento

Join online and help our organization inform the community about mental illness and provide more support, education and advocacy in the Sacramento region. Contact us about volunteer opportunities, too.

 

NAMI Membership Committee

Addressing the needs of our members is a top priority for NAMI Sacramento. It is also vitally important that we reach out to the community as a whole and to attempt to address mental health concerns wherever possible.
     We hope to sustain and increase our membership to further support this mission. We would like to contact those who are not yet NAMI Sacramento members to encourage participation and membership. We would also like to have an ongoing discussion with our membership as to what NAMI Sacramento can do to help the lives of those with mental illness and their families. To serve this end we will periodically contact NAMI Sacramento membership for their feedback.
     We need your assistance. If you would like to help in this endeavor please contact NAMI Sacramento or Valerie Ries-Lerman at lifeasartvrl@yahoo.com or by phone at 916 447 6203.

 

Openings Available - Your Help is Needed!

Are you interested in joining our volunteers to help us make Sacramento a better place for people with mental illness and their families? See Help Wanted.


Important Notice

 NAMI programs such as Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and In Our Own Voice should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume the role of a physician or therapist. Please read this important notice about NAMI Sacramento's role in your mental health care.

NAMIWalks

Announcements

Save the Date:
Harvesting Hope
Fall Fundraising Dinner
Wed, October 8, 2014

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NAMI Sacramento Board approved hiring a new Executive Director, David Bain, on 8/21/14.  He takes over the position from Sontine Kalba,  who resigned to pursue her master's degree in social work. David Bain will start his new position the week of Aug. 25, 2014.

New Program!

Mental Health Respite from the stresses of life at Abiding Hope.

Meetings

Next General Meeting:

  • Mon Oct 20, 2014

See General Meetings for more.

Next Board Meeting:

  • Thur Sept 25, 2014

See Board Meetings for more.

Donor Acknowledgments

NAMIWALK 2014

Thank you to all the sponsors for the NAMIWALK 2014. We look forward to your participation in 2015.

What's New?

PBS, on 2/9/2011, aired a report on a California pilot program that stresses early detection and treatment of mental illness. The program is called PREP (Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis) and is administered by the Family Services Agency in San Francisco.

How to advocate: Effectively Communicating with Policymakers and the Media

2009 SSI Rules (revised 12/23)


NAMI Sacramento cannot be held responsible for the use of the information we provide.
Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision
regarding treatment of yourself or others.