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Breaking News

News Item 1: Upcoming Peer-to-Peer classes begin next week!
To sign up for one of the classes below, email Bailey Wendzel, NAMI SF Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Sunset Mental Health 
Days: Every Wednesday beginning Wednesday, September 17 ending Wednesday, November 12
Time: 2pm-4pm
Address: 1990-41st Avenue
Southeast Mission 
Days: Every Friday for 10 weeks beginning Friday, September 19
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm 
Address: 3905 Mission St.


News Item 1: Congressman Murphy visiting San Francisco 9/12
Please join NAMI San Francisco on Friday, September 12th, to listen to Congressman Tim Murphy, Ph.D, discuss his groundbreaking Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717). 
This event is free to the public and will be held at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco (595 Market Street).Space is limited - sign up now!
News Item 2: September 17, General Meeting

September 17 General Meeting

Jane Lovelle, LCSW is the Deputy Director of Jail Behavioral Health Services in San Francisco and the Co-Director of the Intern Training Program, will be discussing programs that Jail Behavioral Health Services operates inside the San Francisco County Jails. Specifically, she will be addressing the problems of housing the mentally ill in the Administrative Segregation (Ad Seg) Pod and what has been done to ameliorate some of the potential problems. Jane will provide an in-depth description of the Psychiatric Sheltered Living Unit areas including the program's philosophy, mission, goals and the day-to day operations of the program.

5:30pm-6:30pm: Light refreshments and socializing 
6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation 

St. Francis Memorial Hospital, 900 Hyde Street Lower Level Room C


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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