ATTENTION: Change to this month's Speaker Meeting Location!

  Hello All,  Due to a flood at our normal location, we must relocate this months speaker meeting.  Thank you for your understanding, 

Mayim Bialik of “Big Bang Theory” Speaks Out on ​ ​Mental Illness for NAMI Stigma­ Busting Effort

Emmy winning actor from the ”Big Bang Theory” Mayim Bialik joins NAMI LACC (the National Alliance on Mental Illness Los Angeles County Council ) to speak out about mental illness with a video message. In conjunction with the 14th annual NAMIWalks LA County on Saturday October 1, 2016 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, Bialik has released a deeply personal message on the importance of overcoming the stigma of mental illness. Continue reading

National Minority Mental Health Month

We invite you to join us this Friday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Recreation Center where there will be a variety of activities from classes, to games and live performances. You can also check out the NAMI National Website to learn more:

Learn to be a Family & Peer Support Specialist

Would you like to help a friend or family member afflicted with a mental health condition but are not sure where to begin? NAMI SFV invites you to participate in The Family and Peer Support Specialist program consisting of 70 hours of specialized “webinar” training. Continue reading

The Mental Illness Happy Hour

The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a free weekly podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with a variety of artists, authors, musicians, doctors, and others who struggle with mental illnesses or have experienced mental illness with their friends or family. Continue reading

Connectome, Synapses and Mental Illness

Revolution in Neuroscience Referred to as the "Neuro Revolution”, since the mapping of the human genome, neuroimaging and more powerful processors, neuroscientists are finding more connections and correlations than previously possible.  Understanding is finally progressing past the black box, where we don’t see what’s happening in the brain, and can only assess the input with the output. As a result, mental illness is now being recognized as a condition inherently biological in nature, the reason why it’s starting to be taken as seriously and in parity with other illnesses like Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Film Review 'Dark Horse' pulls away with its sensitive portrayal of poverty and mental illness

Robert Abele, Mar. 31, 2016 /LA Times/ -- In "The Dark Horse," a New Zealand drama from writer-director James Napier Robertson about a real-life Maori chess coach with mental illness, star Cliff Curtis is so heartbreakingly convincing in the lead role that he routinely frees you of the feeling you're watching one more adversity saga with scrappy kids and a third-act tournament. Continue reading


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