Welcome to NAMI East Bay
Welcome to the website of NAMI EastBay, an affiliate of both the state and national organizations, NAMI California and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org). Founded at the grassroots level by family members, the organization developed into a robust national organization primarily focused on helping the families of those with mental illness.
The goals of this affiliate are to provide support, educate, advocate, promote research, network, explore alternative perspectives and overcome stigma.
We provide support by sharing experiences and knowledge and by enabling families to maintain control of their lives while assisting their ill family members.
We educate families about the illnesses, community resources, mental health law and the service system.
We advocate on the national, state and local levels through being informed about and supportive of relevant legislative efforts.
We promote research into the physiological, neurological, biochemical and genetic aspects of mental illness that could point to the causes, treatment and prevention.
We network through connecting individuals and families with similar issues and supporting their efforts to develop solutions through discussions and the use of available resources.
We explore alternative perspectives through giving voice and exposure to those families who want to actively go beyond the traditional ways of viewing mental illness. We value being responsive to the interests of our constituents.
We overcome stigma by educating the public and ourselves and by calling attention to media stereotypes.
NAMI EastBay, 980 Stannage Avenue, Albany, Ca 94706
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Jul 29, 2015
Thursdays, August 27-Nov 12, 6-8:30 - Family to Family class in Union City. See description in What We Offer. Contact Michele at 510-790-1010 or Michele@MHAAC.org to register.
Wed, Sept 9 - support group for families of adults (see What We Offer)
Sun, Sept 13 - Solano Stroll - visit our table between Carmel and Ramona
Mondays, Sept 14 - Dec 7 (off Thanksgiving week) -Family to Family class in Oakland's Montclair area. See description in What We Offer. Contact office to register.
Tuesday, Sept 15 - support group for families of youth and young adults (see What We Offer)
Tuesday, Sept 15 - Housing Network meeting - (see What's New)
Thurs, Sept 17 - Hearing Voices group for family members (see What We Offer)
Wed, Sept 23 - Speaker meeting, with Dr. Scott Zeller, Chief of Emeegency Psychiatric Services, John George Pavilion - (see What's New)
Sat, Oct 3 - Annual NAMI EastBay picnic, Albany Memorial Park, 12-4