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Weekly Newsletter
June 28, 2018
Register Today: Regional Multicultural Symposiums
Register today! Our Northern California Regional Multicultural Symposium will be in Redwood City on October 4, 2018 and our Southern California Regional Multicultural Symposium will be March 7, 2019.
Advocacy Updates
NAMI CA Regional Advocacy Meetings scheduled for Santa Cruz and San Joaquin Counties
Our regional advocacy meetings in Contra Costa County, Kern County, and Riverside County have been invaluable tools for NAMI California to engage with local affiliates and stakeholders to determine what mental health issues are most impacting each California region. Thank you to all who have participated!
NAMI California’s regional advocacy meetings are in partnership with local affiliates in several different regions. Regional advocacy meetings are designed to bring together members of the public, community-based organizations (NAMI CA, NAMI Affiliates, and Partners), and county staff to talk about the public planning process. Meetings bolster collaboration and help strengthen the relationship between family members and staff. In addition, NAMI California will cover NAMI Smarts for Advocacy materials to conduct at least 1 module depending on the needs of attendees. Everyone from peers, family members, providers, county staff and community members are welcome to join us. Materials used and topics discussed will support advocacy endeavors for participating attendees. Below are our upcoming meetings.
Each registration link below also includes an optional questionnaire to help us gather important data and inform materials for the meeting. For any questions email
San Joaquin County
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9am-3pm
San Joaquin Delta College
Santa Cruz County
August 2018
Details coming soon!


Community Engagement Updates
Cultural Competency & Responsiveness Webinars – NOTE TIME CHANGE
Looking to engage diverse racial and ethnic communities in an empowering and equitable manner? This webinar aims to equip NAMI members, affiliates, city/county staff, and the community at large with the tools and information needed to engage diverse communities. All webinar training sessions are guided by trained presenters and provide opportunities for live participant interaction.
Webinars may be attended as a series or individually, depending on the needs and interests of your organization.
Register for the next webinar:
Cultural Competency Webinar II – July 19, 2018 @ 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Webinar Focus Groups
We are recruiting the following:
  • consumers and/or family members from diverse communities
  • family members of any community
for online focus groups to be conducted via webinar. The results of these focus groups will be used in combination with other research for our upcoming State of the Community report.
Please take our survey to be considered for participation in this focus group!
Case Study Questionnaires
We are recruiting for the following:
  • consumers and/or family members from diverse communities
  • family members of any community
to respond to short answer questionnaires about experiences in accessing healthcare, cultural stigma, self care.
Please fill out a brief interest form and we will email you the questionnaire.


Please share this widely with any family member with lived experience that you know!The data gathered from this survey will inform research being done for our State of the Community report, which we will present to overarching government and funding institutions who make vital decision about mental health access.
Family Member Survey



Other Events


MHSOAC Commission Meeting
Thursday, July 26, 2018 – 08:45am
Darrell Steinberg Conference Room
Call-In Number: 866-817-6550
Participant Code: 3190377


14th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day is for patients and their families, caregivers, friends, and all community members interested in mood disorders.
 Please join the Stanford University Mood Disorders Center for a day of exciting presentations, Q&A, and panel discussions on ground-breaking treatments & research in mood disorders across the lifespan by esteemed faculty at Stanford. Topics will range from risk factors, genetics, subtypes, and aging pertaining to mood disorders to innovative treatments for mood symptoms, such as brain stimulation and sleep interventions. This free educational event will include complimentary refreshments and is open to all members of the community.
Sat, July 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Stanford Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Mood Disorders Education Day
NAMI California Office: (916) 567-0163

By Eve Reiland

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