310.889.7200 (Click the link on your mobile to call)

Job Well Done!

The Board of NAMI Westside Los Angeles wishes to extend warmest holiday greetings to our members and congratulations to all the affiliates who helped make the 2016 NAMI LA County walk a huge success

Congratulations to the Top Ten Fundraisers:

Team Captain Team Raised
Mayim Bialik GrokNation for NAMI $12,503
Carly Chaikin Team Carly $10,858
Kim Bunnell NAMI San Fernando Valley $7,950
Sharon Dunas Heal the Brain $7,055
Marcia Tysseling Resnick UCLA $6,653
Shelley Hoffman Walk the Walk with Shelley $6,468
Susie Traboulsi SusieT 2016 $5,150
James Randall Super Heroes for Emilio $4,802
Joan Beharie and
Carlos Beharie, M.D.
The I’s Have It! $4,645
Heba Turner The I’s Have It! $4,290

If you’d like more information about how you can walk or volunteer to help with next year’s walk please call Mitzi Wright. You can tap the number to call from your mobile device
(310) 650-5824


Family to Family and Support Groups

As you know, during the past year there has been a dispute over the leadership of your affiliate.  Currently the parties are in mediation to resolve it so that we all can carry on the NAMI mission of service to our community. In line with that mission, the following classes and groups are scheduled for 2017:

Family-to-Family Classes

Malibu: Tuesdays; Jan. 3 to March 28 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Culver City/Beverly Hills: Thursdays  Jan. 5 – March 12  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

If you are interested, please contact Lynn Conrad our Volunteer Coordinator: (310)455-0441 or lynnlconrad@gmail.com

NAMI Family Support Group

Brentwood Branch Library:  Saturdays; 10:00 to 11;30 a.m.

Contact Mitzi Wright at (310)823-1098 or mitziw009@gmail.com

Free Classes

Click or tap the button for information and signups for our Winter/Spring Family to Family classes


Our Continuing Speaker Series

Wed December 7th, 7pm.
Dr. Eric Levander, MD, MPH, FAPA will be speaking on:
“Current treatments for persistent mental ilness. Ask the Doctor 

Dr. Levander will be presenting an update on medications for bipolar disorder and depression.  Bring your questions, it’s Ask the Doctor.

Speaker Series

Click or tap the button for details and directions


“You are not alone in this fight.”

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the leading non-profit organization advocating for mental health in the country today.

Mental illness is not an issue we can brush off.  It ruins lives like any serious physical illness such as cancer.  But, there is hope.  We are that hope.  Please consider becoming a member, making a donation or volunteering today…

Membership  Donate Volunteer

NAMI Westside LA

The Westside LA chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is one of a number of affiliates of both the NAMI California and the NAMI National organizations in Los Angeles county.  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Thank you for helping NAMI Westside LA spread the word!

NAMI was founded in 1979 by 254 caring people and now has grown to more than 210,000 members in over 1,200 affiliate groups in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico , the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam. NAMI is getting stronger every day. In fact, Worth Magazine recently ranked NAMI in its “Top 100 charities most likely to change the world”.

What We Do

  • We educate.  Westside LA is the West LA chapter of NAMI.  Our education programs are offered in thousands of communities across America through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates.  Our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.  If you need help of any kind dealing with mental illness, please contact us by phone or email and we’ll get you the education you need.
  • We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.  NAMI Westside is your local representation for advocacy.
  • We listen. Our local office allows us to respond personally to thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
  • We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with all the local media on a daily basis to make sure our community and our country  understands how important mental health is.

For Your Protection and the Protection of Our Members

Only emails coming from the NAMI-Westside LA domain @namila.org (including info@namila.org through our Constant Contact) are authorized communications from NAMI-Westside LA.  Any communications which have been sent from a domain other than @namila.org, including those claiming to be from Directors or Officers of NAMI-Westside LA, are not authorized by NAMI-Westside LA.

All communication through the postal service should only be sent to the NAMI-Westside LA office, which is located at 921 Westwood Blvd. #236, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

If you have any questions regarding any postal or email communications you have received, please contact NAMI-Westside LA at info@namila.org or at the office 310-889-7200.  Thank you.