SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255

CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-991-5272 

NAMI NATIONAL HELPLINE: 1-800-950-6264

NAMI Family Support Groups

Care & Share family support groups provide support, education, advocacy and information to family members and friends of those suffering with severe mental illness. Each person has an opportunity, if they wish, to share their current situation with the group. Since everyone attending has or is going through similar issues, everyone can offer understanding and comfort. Often group members are able to offer helpful ideas, suggestions and resources.
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Family to Family Class

Family-to-Family is a new concept in education for families and others who are affected by serious mental illness: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder including co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. The course was written by experienced family member and mental health professionals, and is taught by family members who have completed the course and are specially trained to teach the course to others.
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NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.  Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families. NOTE: A 90-minute version of the seminar is also available. To schedule seminar call (661)858-3255. Download Flyer.

NAMI “Connection” Peer Support

NAMI “Connection” Support Group is available at different times and locations throughout the month. It is mentored by trained peers with lived experience. Allows the consumer/peer a safe non-threatening environment to meet with others for support within their peer group.

  • They find they are not along in dealing with their illness
  • It helps them associate with friends who mahy have similar interests and goals
  • and it also help them in their recover process

Peers general stay in recovery when they are actively involved in programs like these that encourage recovery.

To find a Peer Support meeting, please click here

Peer-to-Peer Class

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness.

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In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice is a presentation by individuals that creates awareness about what is involved in recovery from mental illness. A powerful anti-stigma tool to change hearts, minds, and attitudes about mental illness. Call Amy at (661) 247-5426.

Mental Health 101

An informative presentation that will give individuals an opportunity to learn about mental illness. To schedule presentation, call 858-3255.

Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Currently Not Available.

Provider Education

This training course is for mental health professionals, case managers, residential care givers, front office staff, R.N.’s, psychologists, homeless outreach workers, vocational rehabilitation and job counselors, club house programmers, psychiatrists, therapists, and all those who serve individuals with serious mental illness. Currently not available.

NAMI FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Currently not available.

About NAMI Kern

Mailing Address:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
P.O. Box 9144
Bakersfield, CA 93389-9144

Helpline: (661) 858-3255
Email: namikern@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/NAMIKernCounty

NAMI Kern County is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Federal Tax ID #77-0289372

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NAMI Kern is an affiliate of NAMI California. We are a grassroots (501(c)3 nonprofit corporation made up of families, friends, professionals, students and individuals living with mental illness.

 

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