Educational Family Discussion Group Topics

Topics for Upcoming Family Discussion Group


Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the NAMI 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 and don’t require advanced registration.

Upcoming topics are:

July 30 - Handle Anosognosia (Lack of Insight) in an Ill Relative

August 6 - Understand How “Well” Siblings Are Impacted and What Parents Can Do
August 13 - Plan for and Discuss End of Life Issues with “Ill” and “Well” Family Members
August 20 - Know What to Say When Calling 911 in a Mental Health Crisis
August 27 - Understand the Risk of Marijuana Use by People with Mental Health Disorders

September 3           Understanding the Role of Music in Recovery
September 10        Recognizing the Early Signs of Mental Health Disorders and What to Do
September 17        Understanding Medications Used in Mental Health Disorders
September 24        Setting Limits

For more information contact Tom Franklin,

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:

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