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Breaking News

News Item 1: Starting January 2015 New Saturday Support Group

NAMI's Family Support Group at Kaiser French

Starting in January 2015, we will be adding a support group meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month to our Saturday support group series at Kaiser. Led by Pam Polos, this support group will now be held every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of every month. Support group meetings start at 10:30am and are held in Room 3 at Kaiser French Campus (4141 Geary St.). Contact Pam Polos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or our NAMI offices for more information. 
News Item 2: NPR's Series on Schizophrenia
Did you miss the KQED series by Amy Standen? Read the stories covered by KQED http://goo.gl/SbfqH0 and tune in to NPR's morning edition http://goo.gl/BjLwTR
 
News Item 3: November 22 - International Survivors of Suicide Loss Event

November 22 - 2014 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Event
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Have you lost a loved one to suicide? If so, join thousands of other survivors of suicide loss nationwide in a day of healing and empowerment through the 16th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Hundreds of conference sites will simultaneously watch a 60-minute broadcast produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On this broadcast, a diverse panel of survivors and mental health professionals will address the questions that so many survivors face. “Why did this happen? How can I cope? Where can I find support?”

UCSF Depression Center faculty and the San Francisco VA Medical Center's Suicide Prevention Program staff will moderate a discussion group after the broadcast for attendees to share and ask questions.

Admission is free. Registration requested eventbrite. Drop-ins are welcome. Pre-registering will help us greatly in our planning. 

 

 

Does someone you love have a mental illness?

NAMI San Francisco is one of more than 1,100 affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, known by its acronym NAMI.

With some 200,000 members, NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses through advocacy and education efforts.  We understand that mental illness deeply affects whole families; not just the person with an illness.

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