“Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental
Those we care about in the LGBTQ+ community — friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors — must confront stigma and prejudice based on their sexual orientation or gender identity while also dealing with the societal bias against mental health conditions.
Join us in celebrating Pride Month and taking whatever steps we can to support our LGBTQ+ community. “Members of the LGBTQ+ community with mental health conditions may find themselves fighting a double stigma, based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, as
NAMI Westside Los Angeles stands in solidarity with all the families, loved ones, and community members who have lost loved ones senselessly due to racism. Our African American community members need us to stand up and demand systematic change and
Kudos to HBO for creating this video about mental health with NAMI. They also put up a YouTube playlist of videos with commentaries from a therapist about scenes from shows that depict mental health.
We are excited to launch live online events with Britt Turpack, one of NAMI WLA’s peer teachers and Ending the Silence presenters! Britt is also a certified yoga instructor who has recently completed Brown University’s course on mindfulness-based stress reduction
Thanks to our friends at BoxUnion, who have committed to help fund our vital work on mental health education and support. This valued partner has pledged to donate 20% of its May revenue and 100% of the proceeds from its
We are sorry we cannot meet in person like we usually do for our annual membership meeting, but we are thrilled that we are able to carry on our work behind-the-scenes so that our members get the support they need.
We have guests booked for our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series for June: A panel of young adults with mental health conditions will from the Life Adjustment Team will discuss their struggles and individual roads to recovery. Join via Zoom video conference
We have a live event with our Executive Director, Erin Raftery Ryan, discussing quarantine, mental health, and motherhood with Box Union Studio, to celebrate Mental Health Month and Mother’s Day. Tune in Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 AM PST for an IG