NAMI Westside Los Angeles is proud to present the Janis Black Warner Speaker series, which features talks by mental health professionals.

COVID-19 Crisis Update: We are pleased to present a virtual version of our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series, using Zoom!

Wednesday, January 2, 7 pm PT

For the Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Janis Black Warner Speaker Series installment, Kartar Diamond will join us to discuss her memoir, “Noah’s Schizophrenia: A Mother’s Search for Truth.” Kartar has been advocating for her son since he became ill at age 15 and wrote her book about the immense emotional toll of the disease, the widespread, chronic deficiencies in our mental healthcare system, and how each family can cope with these obstacles. Most of her experiences have taken place in Los Angeles County and she has a lot to share with fellow family members. 

Join the Event

Join the Zoom event on Wednesday, January 5 at 7pm PT by clicking here. (Don’t know Zoom? Here is the Help Center page from Zoom, and here is a video to explain how to join a meeting.)


Wednesday, February 3, 7 pm PT

Our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series for February 2021 will feature Baron L. Miller, author of “Laws We Need to Know: Understanding Rules and Programs for Persons with Mental Illness,” Join us February 3, at 7 pm PT to hear the practicing lawyer discuss legal issues faced by family members caring for loved ones with mental health conditions.

Miller is a frequent writer and lecturer on legal issues involving mental illness, and he has been advising and assisting clients and other attorneys on these issues for decades. He has an adult daughter with schizophrenia, and he is a long-time NAMI member and advocate. 

Join the Zoom event on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 pm PT by clicking here. (Don’t know Zoom? Here is the Help Center page from Zoom, and here is a video to explain how to join a meeting.)


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