Peer-to Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an eight-session recovery-focused course for adults with mental health conditions. The next class is tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2019 on Fridays from 2:00-4:00 pm. This free and confidential opportunity offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

Educational 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. 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.


4th Thursday evening each month (except August, November and December) 
Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center, First floor, 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders 

Dustin Sanchez, M.D. Medical Director, Pulse TMS
Amanda Urban, Director of Operations, Pulse TMS 

Dr. Sanchez, who is board certified in both Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, and Ms. Urban will discuss the use of this non-invasive non-medication treatment which is FDA approved for treatment of Depressive Disorders. TMS has been demonstrated to be effective in the long-termrelief of symptoms of depression, sometimes even with a single cycle of treatment. Join us to learn about this novel approach to treatment of one of the most common and serious mental disorders. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

Free – Open to the Public Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30 pm; Program at 7:00 pm

NAMI Provides the Following Programs:

Family support groups meet weekly. Family advocate meets one-on-one by appointment to listen and to refer to community resources. Services are free.

Monthly speaker meetings. Weekly meetings on relevant mental health topics. Free 12-week Family-to-Family education seminar on understanding mental illness and coping with family issues.

Members represent NAMI's positions to public officials, mental health professionals, and community members, by communicating, attending meetings, and participating in public forums.