November - December Educational Family Discussion Group Topics

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:

November 6, 2018: Review Latest Mental Health Research Findings
November 13, 2018: Understand Smoking and Mental Health and How to Encourage Loved Ones to Quit
November 20, 2018: No Group
November 27, 2018: How Relatives Experience Mental Illness – F2F Exercise Drawing Boxes

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

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