My Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

Published on Jun 9, 2013 This is a much different video than anything I’ve done before, but its something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Thanks to the endless support of my amazing family and friends, the comfort of my faith, and the wonderful treatment I’ve received, I finally feel ready to…

A Helping Hand in Mental Health

New pilot program at El Camino Hospital offers peer support for mental illness – by Kevin Forestieri People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try to re-integrate themselves back into society. But they don’t have to go it alone.The National Alliance on…

Local Hero Award

Peter Newman, NAMI Santa Clara County’s Board Secretary, was recently recognized as a “Local Hero” in Assembly District 25 (represented by Chansen Chu) in a ceremony on May 28. Peter, a longtime NAMI volunteer and activist, was nominated for this award in recognition of his participation formally and informally in support groups and classes for…

NAMI Santa Clara Peer PALS

NAMI Santa Clara’s Peer PALS poster presentation at the NAMI National Convention generated an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response—so much so that we were hoarse from talking to so many people!  Thanks to John Mitchem for his tireless work for the program; to John Forward for the technical support in preparing the poster; and to PALS Henry…

Diana Guido on KMTV15

Ms. Diana Guido discusses mental illness and what we can do to help. This program was aired on KMTV15 Community Media. KMVT 15 a a community media center. They provide hands on training, equipment and a resource to you to express your voice over many platforms, television, the web, social media. We reach a worldwide…

See Jason DeShaw at 2015 NAMI Convention

Jason DeShaw is a 33-year old, national award-winning mental health speaker and country singer. As an accomplished recording artist and musical performer from rural Montana, Jason turned to music as his way to deal with his own mental illness. For the past decade Jason has toured across 35 states, Canada, and Europe singing original country…

Get to Know NAMI FaithNet

Faith communities can be an incredible source of strength and support for individuals and families dealing with a mental illness diagnosis, so NAMI has developed an intentional outreach designed to give faith leaders more information about mental illness and about programs offered by NAMI, its affiliates, and other agencies. We’ve had two luncheons so far, with over 40…

VA Outreach Program

  NAMI and the VA embarked on a project to work together to help veterans and their families. They created a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that the two organizations would work together to recruit families to participate in the NAMI Family to Family Education Program. This is being done in various parts of our country…