COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

WHAT WE DO

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work:

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states. 

We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.


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www.divorceangel.com/blog

The Divorce Angel mission is to provide practical solutions to the very challenging and emotional problems and issues that arise during a divorce.

WHAT WE DO

The divorce process can be very challenging, not only emotionally, but also financially, as well as just trying to decipher the process and what to do next.

Divorce Angels is made up of a group of professionals who volunteer their time to help unravel some of the challenges encountered during a divorce.  The industries we represent are:  Legal, Financial, Mental Health, and Real Estate.  We meet monthly at the Danville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evenings for an hour.  Our meetings are typically the first Tuesday of every month. At these meetings, you will receive a booklet to use as a resource going forward.  We know the process can be challenging and that at different points you may need different resources. We encourage our participants to bring their questions with them, as there are opportunities to meet with the professionals when the sessions are over.

We also are establishing a blog on this site – www.divorceangel.com/blog - to assist in answering questions on a regular basis. So please feel free to visit our blog with questions that you have about your divorce process.  We are based in California, so the laws and processes we can speak to are only those within our state.

You will leave with a booklet of information, a list of resources, and more clarity about how to more forward. No worries, we will not solicit you at any time during or after the meeting, but you will have our contact information if you need it down the road. We charge only $25 administrative fee which goes toward the booklet materials, refreshments, and marketing costs. 


GET WELL TOGETHER

(EATING DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP)

DEAR SUPPORTER OF A LOVED ONE,

I am here to help you in supporting your loved one through recovery from their eating disorder.  When a loved one is challenged by an eating disorder, family life can become a roller coaster of emotions.  As a supporter and care giver it is important that you take care of your own health during  this difficult and stressful time.  Please consider attending the Get Well Together free community support group.

This is a safe place to talk and receive support.  We have come together as a community group to offer each other support around the challenges of coping with this illness.  It's about sharing with others who have already traveled this journey or about to embark on it as regards a loved one.  The group was founded several years ago with the help of ANAD. 

ANAD is the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. They are a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders since 1975.  They also help establish support groups throughout the country.

We are parents and spouses, brothers and sisters, girlfriends, boyfriends and friends.  We all care about someone with an eating disorder. It could be your mother or father, your spouse, a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a friend or co-worker.  Although this is a drop in group, it is requested that if you are a first time attendee that you contact the facilitator beforehand. 

Facilitated by Bernadette Murphy, LMFT#92533

bernadette@counseledwell.com
925-290-7424

Meetings held on the third or fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at:
Discovery Counseling Center
115-A Town and Country Drive
Danville, CA
(There is no fee to attend the support group.)
Please check the website regularly for any updates, meeting changes and/or cancellations.

PLEASE NOTE: 

**THIS SUPPORT GROUP IS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ONLY, NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING WITH AN EATING DISORDER.**