NAMI California is dedicated to reducing stigma among underserved communities. We believe engaging directly with the community will lead to a positive change in knowledge, attitude, and behavior toward individuals living with mental illness as well as insight into hope and recovery among the general population.
Mental Health 101 is a program created by NAMI CA that is devoted to giving individuals an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative presentation, short video, and personal testimonies that represent a variety of cultures, beliefs, and values. The goal of this program is to create a multi-generation of culturally diverse individuals that can help address the stigma associated with mental illness through education, support and advocacy.
The Mental Health 101 program is unique because it…
- promotes an overarching attitude of acceptance and a recovery attitude where everyone can improve.
- encourages participants to get help for themselves and provides knowledge to help friends or family members who may be struggling with symptoms of mental illness.
- respects the response and value of diverse cultures.
- shares and promotes stories of HOPE in a way that is free from damaging or derogatory language, feels authentic to their experience and where individuals feel represented and valued for the strengths they and their communities bring to the table.
To learn more, contact Thao Duong, Program Coordinator for Mental Health 101, at Thao@namica.org or call (916) 567-0163
Upcoming Mental Health 101 Presenter Training
Day 1: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day 2: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2226 Camino Ramon
San Ramon CA 94583
This training is FREE for all NAMI members and affiliates.
Email Thao Duong at Thao@namica.org for more info.