Calling All Family Support Group/Family Discussion Group Members for Holiday Celebration

On Thursday evening, December 20 at 6:00 pm in the large conference room at the Mental Wellness Center, our two weekly groups will meet jointly to celebrate the holidays with a light buffet and refreshments provided compliments of NAMI.  If you are a regular or occasional member of either or both of these groups, please join us for the fun.  For more information contact Ramona Winner, rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org or Tom Franklin, tefrfc@gmail.com

December - January Educational Family Discussion Group Topics

        Calling All Family Support Group/Family Discussion Group Members for Holiday Celebration

On Thursday evening, December 20 at 6:00 pm in the large conference room at the Mental Wellness Center, our two weekly groups will meet jointly to celebrate the holidays with a light buffet and refreshments provided compliments of NAMI.  If you are a regular or occasional member of either or both of these groups, please join us for the fun.  For more information contact Ramona Winner, rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org or Tom Franklin, tefrfc@gmail.com

December - January Calendar:

The group meets from 7:00 - 8:30 pm every Tuesday in the NAMI Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. 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.

Upcoming topics are:

December 4, 2018: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder: It’s Symptoms and Recovery
December 11: How to Handle Holiday Stress Around Family Mental Health Issues
December 18: No Group
December 20: Special Joint Holiday Celebration with Thurs. Night Support Group, (6:00 pm in the Fellowship Club)
December 25: No Group January 1: NO GROUP

January 1: NO GROUP
January 8: Advocate for Your Ill Relative
January 15: Help Your Relative When He/She is Too Ill to Get Out of Bed
January 22: Understand the Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Serious Mental Illness
January 29: “Let Go” (of Outcomes You Can’t Control)

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

We Need Your Ideas for Topics/Speakers for Monthly NAMI “Speaker” Meeting

What Topics around mental illness or mental health would you like to know more about?  The whole purpose of our monthly speaker program is to provide interesting and important information about topics of interest to our members.  Please take a few minutes to send us any recommendations you have and we’ll do our best to create a program to address the topic.  Please send your thoughts to:  tefrfc@gmail.com

Mental Wellness Center
617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

January Speaker Meeting

NAMI SPEAKER MEETING

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center, Santa Barbara.
Free – Open to Public

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

Topic: Mental health coverage for Medi-Cal beneficiaries outside of County Mental Health
Speaker:  Amanda Pyper, Clinical Integration Development Manager & Dr Takashi Wada, Chief Medical Office, CenCal Health

Description:  CenCal Health is the health insurance plan for individuals who have Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.  CenCal is responsible for all medical and non-specialty mental health services & transportation services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.   The presentation will provide information on the mental health services covered by CenCal, how to access these services and the collaboration between CenCal and County Mental Health to ensure a continuum of care for mental health services.  Efforts towards whole person care (integration of mental health, medical care and substance abuse services) will be reviewed as well.

For more information: contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext. 3206;

rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org

Mental Wellness Center
617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101