NAMI Contra Costa

Mission Statement – To provide support, outreach, education and advocacy to individuals living with and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI Contra Costa is a charitable mental health non-profit organization providing outreach, education, support and advocacy to families and individuals in need of help. We have been assisting people and families affected by mental illness in Contra Costa for over 30 years. All our programs are free, so get involved today and help make a difference in your life, others’ lives, and in the local community.

Community

NAMI MEMBERSHIP INCREASE JULY, 2017

The NAMI Board of Directors has decided to add a Household membership category to our membership structure as well as increase the dues for Regular and Open Door memberships. All of these changes will become effective as of July 1, 2017.
 
•             Household Membership $60
•             Regular Membership $40
•             Open Door Membership $5
 
A Household membership will apply to everyone living in a single household whose names are provided to NAMI. Regular and Open Door memberships will continue to apply only to one individual. For voting purposes, each membership (including Household) will be counted as one (1) membership.

Featured Programs

THREE F2F CLASSES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING 2017 IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY!!!

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

We have three Family-to-Family Education Courses starting in the Spring of 2017:

  • MARTINEZ – Tuesday, March 21st at 2860 Howe Road, Martinez.  This class runs from 7:00pm-9:30pm.  (This  course has an extra PTSD class and runs for 13 weeks)
  • BRENTWOOD – Saturday, April 22nd at 1275 Fairview Ave., Brentwood.  This class runs from 10:00am-12:30pm.
  • PLEASANT HILL – Tuesday, May 2nd at 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.  This class runs from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

For more information on registering for one of these free courses, please contact coordinator Nancy Seibert at (925) 285-5995 or fam2fam4u@gmail.com.  Flyer available here.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Our next class is being offered on February 7, 2017 in Antioch. Simply contact kristin@namicontracosta.org, or leave a message with the NAMI Warm Line Answering Service at (925) 942-0767 to register. Flyer available here.

The Mental Health Crash Course’s every Wednesday evening 90 minute seminar acts as an orientation to the mental health field. Located in downtown Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza, it is within five minutes walking from BART and two nearby parking garages. Click here or the image above to learn more. The latest curriculum as of January 11, 2017 is available to download.  Click here to download the full size presentationClick here to download the Crash Course Flyer.

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

The next NAMI Basics Education Program will be presented in Concord on six Saturday mornings from 9AM-Noon, starting February 25, 2017. Click here for a flyer with additional information.

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