NAMI Westside Los Angeles is proud to present the Janis Black Warner Speaker series, which features talks and presentations by mental health professionals. Pandemic Update: We are pleased to present a virtual version of our Janis Black Warner Speaker Series using Zoom!


The Janis Black Warner Speaker Series takes a summer break and will return in September 2022!

September 2022

Meyli Chapin, author of “Terrorist Attack Girl” will present “How I Survived Terrorism and Reconstructed My Shattered Mind” about gun violence in schools on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 pm. Join us for the Zoom event here. (Don’t know Zoom? Here are instructions for how to join a Zoom meeting.)

October 2022

Brette Genzel-Derman,Psy.D, M.S.W, CEO/Founder Innovative Group Psychotherapy, Inc. will present “How Art and Music Can Improve Mood, Decrease Anxiety, and Empower Today’s Youth” on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm. Join us for the Zoom event here. (Don’t know Zoom? Here are instructions for how to join a Zoom meeting.)

November 2022

Dr. Eric Wexler will join us Wednesday, November 2 at 7 pm. Join us for the Zoom event here. (Don’t know Zoom? Here are instructions for how to join a Zoom meeting.)


Previous Subjects and Speakers

Recent events: Catch the video replays of previous speakers and topics on our archive page.