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:

October 15 - Understand and Encourage Recovery for Your Loved One
October 22 - Recognize and Get Help for Metabolic Syndrome
October 29 - How to Select a Psychiatrist

November 5 - Review Latest Mental Health Research Findings
November 12 - What is Cognitive Enhancement Therapy?
November 19 - How to Handle Holiday Stress
November 26 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Serious Mental Illness

For more information contact Tom Franklin,

Please submit your ideas for topics/speakers for monthly NAMI “Speaker” meeting to

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