530-756-8181 friends@namiyolo.org

NAMI Connection

 

Davis

Thursdays, Noon – 1:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Plaza – Community Room
1220 Olive Drive, Davis, CA

Woodland

Fridays, 11:00 AM to Noon
Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency
Bauer Bldg., Wellness Center
137 N. Cottonwood St., Woodland, CA 95695
Verify time with the Wellness Center manager
Jennifer.Hernandez@yolocounty.org

NAMI Connection is a free, 90-minute support group run by persons who live with mental illness for other persons who live with mental illness. The group is led by NAMI-trained peer facilitators who understand the daily challenges of living with a mental illness and can offer encouragement and support.

The program USES principles of support designed to empower its members. It focuses on allowing all participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe and confidential environment.

Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, accompanied by profound anxiety. For those diagnosed with a mental illness, talking with someone and sharing coping strategies and insights, as well as problems and concerns, can be an important link in the path to recovery.

Open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis.
Meets weekly for 90 minutes
Free of charge
Follows a flexible structure without an educational format
Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies
All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.
There is no need to register. Participants should feel welcome to drop by and share feelings, difficulties, or successes. Everyone is a valued participant.

Learn more about NAMI Connection.
Click here to download the flyer.
For more information, phone the NAMI Helpline at 530-756-8181.

NAMI Sacramento Connection Support Group

FREE weekly drop-in recovery support group for people living with mental illness, facilitated by trained peers with mental illness. The group is confidential and offers a casual relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping. People from Yolo County are welcome to attend.
When: Every Sunday, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
Contact: connection@namisacramento.org or 916-364-1642

Obsessive-Compulsive Support Meeting (OCD)
When: Every Monday
Where: 3331 Power Inn Road, Sacramento
Contact: Jim 916-223-6541 or Steve 916-456-8239

Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
Meetup Group

Schizophrenics Anonymous Support Meeting
When: Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L Street, Sacramento
(Please enter the church through the side door).
Contact: Glenn or Richard at 916-441-0874 for further information.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Meeting
Consumer/family/friend can attend together or separate; free-will donation.
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
Contacts: Andrea Crook crooka@saccounty.net and Blia Cha 916-875-4710

DBSA “Balanced” Support Meeting
Practical tools to improve life; consumer/family/friend can attend together or separate; $5 donation (waive?); call ahead to pre-approve 14-17-year-old consumer attendance.
When: Every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500-27th Street, Sacramento
Contact: Joe Long 916-834-0004

Recovery International Self-Help
Weekly self-help meetings for adults 18 years and older with anxiety, depression or other psychiatric disorders is based on programs developed by Dr. Abraham Low.
When: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Where: Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood, Woodland, CA
Contact: Ruthie 530-662-3352