310.889.7200 (Click the link on your mobile to call)

NAMI Walks Los Angeles County

The Results are In… Thank you Everyone!

—  For being a part of the largest mental health advocacy event in Southern California!

We had over 6,000 Walkers this year!

Here are the top ten teams and donors from Westside LA:

Team Name Donor/Captain Totals
HEAL THE BRAIN Sharon Dunas $15,108.00
Hustle & Heart Shelley Hoffman $13,065.00
LBT We Are Not Alone 2017 Deborah Juster $8,299.75
The Wright Step Mitzi Wright $6,400.00
In Memory of Our Beloved Roee Dorit Zirler $5,461.00
Westside Walkers Lynn Conrad $5,070.00
It’s OK not to be OK Dorit Haroni $3,775.00
Resnick UCLA Sunnie Dishman $3,503.00
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Cheryl Kempinsky $1,680.00
Skyline Reverse Walkers Joseph Conrad $1,670.00
Recovery Not Stigma! Linda Diamond-Klopert $1,560.00
Team Isaiah Helene Korn $1,442.94


Family to Family and Support Groups

In line with the NAMI mission, we are continuing to scheduling new classes and support groups for the year 2018.

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“Before I took the course, I felt alone and overwhelmed dealing with my daughter’s mental illness. By taking this course, I have met others who are going through the same things I am and have learned about many resources that I never knew existed.”
  • For family members, partners and friends of someone living with a mental illness
  • Family to Family is a FREE 12-week course
  • Click or tap the button to watch our Family to Family Program video

F2F Video

Sign up for future classes at the link below. If you have any questions about our Family to Family class, or are interested in attending a future class please contact Lynn Conrad our Volunteer Coordinator at (310) 889-7200 or lynnlconrad at gmail.com

Click or tap the button for more information and signups for Family to Family classes:

Family Classes 

For support group information or if you have any questions please Contact Mitzi Wright our Support Group Coordinator at (310) 823-1098 or mitziw009@gmail.com

Click or tap the button for information and a list of our ongoing support groups:

Support Groups

Our Continuing Janis Black Warner

Speaker Series

Wednesday, October 4th, 7pm.
Michael Boucher, M.D.,  Associate Medical Director at the UCLA Aftercare Schizophrenia Research Clinic

Video Games, Exercise and Sustained
3 month Injectable Medications: New Schizophrenia Treatment Options

Click or tap the button for details and directions:

Speaker Series

“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…

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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.