NAMI Contra Costa: Helping Families and Individuals Affected by Mental Illness for Over 30 Years

Our mission is to provide support, outreach, education and advocacy to families affected by and individuals living with mental illness.

Education

Our Education Programs provide the tools, awareness and coping skills you need to overcome the challenges people and families affected by mental illness face.

Support

We offer support groups facilitated by trained family members and individuals that have firsthand experience coping with mental illness. 

Advocacy

We strive to raise awareness of mental health and improve access to quality care. Get involved today and help us bring mental illness out of the shadows and into the light.

 

Upcoming Education Meetings

Wellness and Recovery Center

Jennifer Hinkel and Hillery Bowers

jennifer-hinkelTHURSDAY July 17, 2014 at 7:00PM JOHN MUIR HOSPITAL, 2540 EAST STREET, CONCORD Jennifer Hinkel and Hillery Bowers are responsible for the Wellness and Recovery Center at 2975 Treat Boulevard in Concord. They will describe and discuss the programs they offer to people living with mental illness and their families. The Recovery Centers are open to anyone who has an interest in learning and growing. More information can be found on their website: www.recoveryinnovations.org  Download the flyer here

Bonita House

Lorna D. Jones

Bonita House LogoTHURSDAY August 21, 2014 at 7:00PM JOHN MUIR HOSPITAL, 2540 EAST STREET, CONCORD Join NAMI Contra Costa for an evening with Lorna D. Jones, Executive Director of the Bonita House. Bonita House, Inc., (BHI) is a private non-profit mental health agency offering a range of services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring serious psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders, including intensive residential treatment, supported independent living programs, housing and supported employment, outpatient case management and clinic services. Learn about this exciting service, and more, at the August Education Meeting. We hope to see you there!

Click here to download a printable flyer.

New Schizophrenia Research and Treatment

Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD

WoolleyTHURSDAY September 18, 2014 at 7:00PM JOHN MUIR HOSPITAL, 2540 EAST STREET, CONCORD Join NAMI Contra Costa for an evening with Dr. Joshua Woolley,  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Woolley will be discussing Dr. Woolley will be discussing his research on schizophrenia involving technology and also his research on the hormone Oxytocin.

Our Programs

  • Family-to-Family: A free 12-week education course for families and caregivers of those living with mental illness.
  • Peer-to-Peer: A free 10-week education course for individuals living with a mental illness.
  • Individual Support Groups: Support groups for individuals living with mental illness.
  • Family Support Groups: Support groups for family members that have loved ones living with mental illness.
  • NAMI Connection: A weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness.
  • In Our Own Voice: An interactive, multimedia presentation by individuals living with a mental illness that offers hope and combats stigma.
  • De Familia a Familia – Curse gratuito de 12 semanas.
  • Provider Education Program: Designed for people who work directly with individuals living with mental illness.
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