May
25
6:30 pm18:30

NAMI Speaker Meeting

  • Mental Wellness Center

Join us at the Fellowship Club!

Free – Open to Public

Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30 pm; Program at 7:00

Topic: Emotional Support Animals for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders – Everything You Need to Know

Speaker: Deena Case-Pall, PhD, Psychologist and Companion Animal Behavior Consultant

Emotional support animals are enjoying increased popularity because of their effectiveness in providing support and companionship for people living with serious mental health disorders. Dr. Case-Pall will address standards for training, selection, and appropriate placement of the animals. Dr. Case-Pall is the owner of K9Psych, a business that provides behavioral consultation and training for pet owners, classes in puppy ownership, dog obedience, as well as advises on human/animal bonding and companion animal relationships.  Following her presentation, Dr. Case-Pall will take questions from the audience.

For more information: Contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext. 3206; rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org

 

 

May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Educational Family Discussion Group

  • NAMI

Topic: Deal With An Ill Relative Who Lacks Insight About Their Mental Illness

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 info, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

Mental Health First Aid

  • Mental Wellness Center

Conference Room A - 2nd Floor

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It also teaches an action plan to use in a psychiatric emergency.  The course fee is $45 and includes the course book and certification for three years upon passing.  Scholarships are available.  Help make Mental Health First Aid as common as CPR!

Why Does It Matter?

  • Sometimes people don’t how to ask for help.
  • There is a suicide every 12.8 minutes. Let’s change this!
  • We can all be more aware & more informed.
Sep
7
5:30 pm17:30

1st Thursday & Open House

  • Mental Wellness Center

1st Thursday & Open House

Join us for an evening of local art, music, and light bites as we celebrate mental wellness in the community. Share the evening and bring a friend! Center tours available throughout the evening.

5:30pm-8:00pm

Mental Wellness Center - Fellowship Club

617 Garden St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Educational Discussion Group

  • NAMI

  Topic: Deal with Law Enforcement & the Criminal Justice Systems

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 info, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com