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NAMI Urban Los Angeles
By Sentinel News Report
Published January 16, 2013

 

Local non-profit seeks to help families deal with the concerns and issues of mental illness in the family.

NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) is the urban affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The non-profit, grassroots, self-help, volunteer organization provides education support and advocacy for families and their loved ones dealing with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders among others. 

Founded in 2003, NULA provides education about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing rehabilitation and jobs for people with serious psychiatric illnesses in communities of color.  It also seeks to educate the public about the myths of mental illness to eradicate stigma.  NULA seeks to be a beacon of hope in the community it serves.  

On Tuesday, NAMI Family-to-Family Program began a free, 12-week course for adult family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Family members of people with serious mental illnesses often experience considerable worry, stress, and the need for information and support as they try to assist their ill relatives and adjust to the changes that serious mental illness brings to the family unit.          

The 12 Week Course is being taught in two locations:

On Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, beginning January 8th, at NAMI Urban Los Angeles, located at 4305 Degnan Boulevard, Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90008

On Saturdays 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, beginning January 12th, at West Angeles Church located at 3045 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Seating is limited and pre-registration was required. For more information please call  (323) 294-7814 or email: hturner@namiurbanla.org .

Please visit www.nami.org and www.nami-california.org for further information.

 

Categories: Crenshaw & Around

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