Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Know What to Do When Your Loved One Is Too Depressed to Get Out of Bed

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

NAMI Speaker Meeting

Topic: Public Defender's Office=What individuals with mental health conditions and their families need to know
Speakers: Tracy Macuga, Public Defender of Santa Barbara County

The speaker will discuss Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office services with specific information about how they work with criminal justice involved clients who also live with mental health disorders.  They will also address concerns these clients’ families may have.  The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session during which the audience can get all their questions about Public Defender services addressed.                            


Location: Fellowship Club
Cost: Free
Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30 p.m. with program at 7:00.
For more information: contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext 3206; winner@mentalwellnesscenter.org

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Understand the Basics of Federal and State Benefits

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Manage Violent or Disruptive Behavior

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Help Your Ill Relative Overcome Isolation

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Be a More Effectie Advocate for Your Ill Relative

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Understand the Basics of Federal and State Benefits

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Respond to a Loved One's Mental Health Crisis

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Disuccsion Group

Topic: Understand and Be Vigilant for Suicide

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Discussion Group

Topic: Devise, Plan and Initiate Activities You Can Do with Your Ill Family Member

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

NAMI Speaker Meeting

Topic: Outreach Efforts to Build Trust & Cooperation with Persons Living with Mental Illness-What Families Can Learn from Outreach Workers and What More Is Needed.
Speakers: Bernard Hicks, Assisted Outpatient Treatment Outreach, Dept. of Behavioral Wellness
Sara Grasso, Homeless Outreach Worker, Dept. of Behavioral Wellness
Wayne Mellinger, PhD, Santa Barbara Peer Advocate/Outreach Worker
Officer Keld Hove, Santa Barbara Police Dept. Restorative Policing Program
Outreach Worker and Staff worker, Home 4 Good/AmeriCorps
Each Panelist will briefly comment on what works and doesn't work when engaging people who are in need of mental health and/or housing services but reluctant to accept them. They will also discuss what more can be done to effectively engage homeless people living with mental illness in our community. A question and answer period will follow in which panelists respond to audience questions.
Location: Fellowship Club
Cost: Free
Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30 p.m. with program at 7:00.
For more information: contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext 3206; winner@mentalwellnesscenter.org

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Discussion Group

Topic: Practice Self Care in the Face of Mental Health Issues in Your Family

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Discussion Group

Topic: Elicit Cooperation from an Ill Relative

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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