“I was in the middle of a crisis with my brother who is diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder, when I found NAMI. NAMI gave me the support, helped me understand mental illness & gave me tools to be able to handle crisis & know where to go to ask for help. I am very grateful that I found NAMI & I continue to benefit from the organization’s ongoing support — whether the circumstances are extreme or if I simply need further information or a valuable contact.” -SM
NAMI and ME, “We have been friends for years. This is the only place I can go and talk about my sons mental illness. My experiences with the illness has been repeated so many times over in other people lives. I can share what happened when my son has an episode and their is someone there that has also been through it. I could have never imagined their were so many people out their like me. NAMI has shown me we are not alone, and together we can make a difference.” -Mary Michels
"Our Stories: Things We Know Now We Wish We Knew Before" (Dec. 2011
A Wisdom Legacy book
by NAMI San Fernando Valley
NAMI SFV authors Wisdom Legacy book featuring stories of families and individuals impacted by Mental Illness.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) San Fernando Valley has partnered with Wisdom Legacy to create a book about living with mental illness. Family members and individuals living with mental illness contribute deeply personal stories to an online forum created by Wisdom Legacy with the goal of capturing and publishing one million stories.
Nearly 50 NAMI members took part in the project, sharing the wisdom and insight of their experiences. “Our Stories: Things We Know Now We Wish We Knew Before” is a soft-bound book, 182 pages, with stories of the trials and triumphs of living with severe Mental Illness, recovery and treatment tips, and a glossary of mental health terms.
The book is available for sale at $9.95 online and at NAMI SFV Expert Speaker Meetings . The book will also be provided to community organizations that will benefit from a deeper understanding of living with mental illness. For more information Contact us 818-994-6747
Each purchase made through this website generates a portion-of-proceeds donation and provides much-needed funding for NAMI SFV programs and services.
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