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468 Manzanita Ave, Suite 9, Chico Ca 95926
Office Hours by Appointment Only
Call 530-894-8551 for information

 


General meetings are held on the  3rd Thursday of each month and are open to the public.
NEXT General Meeting: October 18, 2018
TIME: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
PLACE: 109 Parmac, Ste 1, Chico CA 95926                                                                           Park in the back parking lot (2nd driveway) to enter the Conference Room

 

“Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System”

 SPEAKER: Patti Pape

Patti Pape is a mother of five and a lifelong educator.                                                              She is a member of the club of Parents with Children Who Have Chosen Suicide.oct-2018-graphic

“In a crisis you hope that the laws and courts will protect us. Through my journey with my son’s mental illness and the loss of him from suicide I have become a champion for change within the judicial and legislative systems for mental health services. My son’s lifelong dream was to contribute to society in a meaningful way and work with individuals in the penal system to reduce the rates of  recidivism and improve the services to those with mental illness in the prison system. He wasn’t able to realize this dream, however, by moving forward with legislation and changes in local courts and police services we can realize his dream. I share his story to give us power and make change!”

Family Support Group – 1st Tuesday of the month

October 2, 2018
TIME
: 6:30 PM to 8 PM

WHERE: 109 Parmac (2nd driveway)
For more information contact Deborah at dpburfeind@comcast.net or 530-680-5847


Peer-to-Peer Education Course:

Sign up now for Fall 2018! Course starts September 27th!
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer‐to‐Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope.

The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is:

  • Free and confidential
  • Held once a week for two hours each
  • Taught by trained Peer Mentors living in recovery themselves
  • A great resource for information on mental health and recovery

For more information or to register:
Contact Colleen at:  530-894-8551   cmphipps@csuchico.edu


Family to Family Education Course:

TIME: 6:00 PM to 9 PM
WHERE: 1528 Esplanade – Enloe Conference Center
To sign up for the next Family to Family Education Course, please information contact Mary  at 530-518-7983


The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Because mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children – or 60 million Americans – NAMI works every day to save lives.

At the heart of NAMI’s mission is the sharing of information, resources, and support and networking opportunities for people with a mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public.

NAMI Butte County strives to offer hope, reform, and health to our community through education and advocacy efforts. Research is constantly providing us with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illnesses and consequently, more effective treatments.

Our Purpose

    • To improve the quality of life for people with brain disorders by working to ensure dignity and securing nondiscriminatory access to quality health care, housing, education, and all economic opportunities.
    • To educate ourselves and the public through: the gathering of information, utilizing the expertise of mental health professionals, media exposure, and community involvement.
    • To identify systemic breakdowns and advocate for improvement within the criminal justice system, hospitals, state, county and private facilities.
    • To evaluate legislation affecting mental health services and to advocate for appropriate action.
    • To educate policymakers about serious brain disorders & the impact they have on individuals and their families.