October 2017
Dear members and friends of NAMI Glendale, 

Welcome to the October 2017 Glendale newsletter. We had a great time yesterday at the NAMIWalk. See affiliate President  Letty Baldaro's message below  for some great pictures. There's still time to support NAMI Glendale because donations are accepted until December 31. Help us continue the good work that NAMI Glendale does throughout the year by donating to a Glendale Walk team.

*NOTICE* The re-affiliation informational meeting scheduled for October 12 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for early 2018.  A new date will be announced here. 

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Thank you,

Newsletter editor

Affiliate President Letty Baldaro's Message
Greetings NAMI Glendale,

NAMIWalks was a beautiful sunny Saturday. 

NAMI Glendale was well represented by our members, volunteers, friends, team captains, walkers, Glendale Adventist Hospital, AAMHA, Huntington Hospital and more.   I was thinking of words to best describe the day: love, support, fun, compassion, ending stigma, friendships, help and hope. 

As longtime NAMI members we never give up hope for our loved ones.  Saturday for me was a day to remember our son Dustin. He loved the NAMIWalks.   Thank you all for your love and support that you have shown our family these past months.

Our affiliate thanks everyone who donated so that people impacted by mental health conditions can get the education and support they need! 
Letty Baldaro
NAMI Glendale Affiliate President

Donate to a Glendale team. Click on the team name to go to each team page and make a donation. 

1. Shady's Superstar Walkers - Jonee Shady
2. Dustin's Squad - Letty & Wayne Baldaro
3. Striding with Sylvia - Sylvia Gil & Eliana Lopez
4. The Graduates - Kim Zolna
5. Simply Shiral - Shiral Torres
6. 10,000 Steps - Dina Flores
7. Walter's Walkers - Walter Jarvis
8. Gateways - Monica Lina
9. Walking for Wellness - Jean Lusby
10. The A Team - Suzanne Dewalt
11. Changing Minds Mental Health Awareness - Hillary         Mentaze
12. Della Martin Center - Belle Lagerstrom
13. Walk and Breathe with Barb - Barb Knighton
14. Open Arms - Christine Miranda
15. Adventist Health Glendale - Scott Robertson
16. Luna Family - Claudia Luna

Donations accepted through December 31, 2017. 

Brittney Weissman, LACC Executive Director

Trainings, Trainings, Trainings
Looking for a way to give back? Here are some upcoming trainings presented by NAMI Los Angeles County Council for different programs.  Contact the coordinator listed for an application and more information. 

10/21/17 Parents and Teachers as Allies,
LACC Office Los Angeles

Be trained to give presentations to schools as part of a team of three: a family member, a peer and and educator.
Contact Jean at jean@namilaccc.org

10/28 & 10/29/2017 Basics Teacher Training, 
LACC Office Los Angeles
Become a trained Basics teacher. You'll be giving hope and support to parents who have a school aged child with a mental illness
Contact Carolyn at carolyn@namilaccc.org

11/4 & 11/5/2017 Family to Family Teacher Training- English, Pasadena
Be trained as a Family to Family teacher and co-teach this important NAMI signature program. To be eligible for this two day training you must be a graduate of the Family to Family 12 week course. 
Contact Sylvia at sylvia@namilaccc.org

11/18/17 NAMI in the Lobby, LACC Office Los Angeles
NAMI in the Lobby volunteers give help, resources and support to family members visiting their loved ones in hospitals or in mental health centers. 
Contact Leola at leola@namilaccc.org

12/2 & 12/3/17 Family to Family Teacher Training-Spanish, Van Nuys
Be trained as a Family to Family teacher and co-teach this important NAMI signature program. To be eligible for this two day training you must be a graduate of the Family to Family 12 week course and be Spanish speaking. 
Contact Al at al@namilaccc.org
Events of Interest
Fall Lecture Series "How to Survive and Thrive with a Mentally Ill Loved One"  
Sept 12 - Oct 17, Pasadena 

NAMI Glendale Mission Statement
NAMI-Glendale is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness serving Greater Glendale including the adjacent communities of Burbank, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Garvanza, Glendale, Highland Park, Hollywood, Montrose, North Hollywood, Shadow Hills, Silver Lake, Sunland, and Tujunga.

Our mission is to provide FREE education, support, and advocacy to people with mental illness and their families. We also work to raise awareness about mental illness issues and put an end to stigma.

We recognize that mental illnesses are brain disorders, medical conditions from which recovery is possible.  The trauma of mental illness directly impacts the family, friends and loved ones of the person who has an illness, and these people, too, need help  and can play a pivotal supporting role in an individual's recovery.

Our Goal is to ensure that every person who has a mental illness has adequate access to medical care, medications, therapy, reliable-accurate information, and a supportive community of assistance.

We understand that coping with mental illness can be overwhelming.

We know. We've been there. We can help!
For many of us, finding NAMI-Glendale was the beginning of hope and recovery. NAMI-Glendale provides hope and help through education, support and advocacy.
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Quick Links
NEW-NAMI Program
Family and Friends

Wish you could take the Family to Family program but can't attend a 12 week course? Have family members who would benefit from more information and education about your loved one's illness?

NAMI Glendale is offering a new NAMI presentation program based on the Family to Family course. The Family and Friends presentation is a four hour seminar that covers 
treatments, diagnoses, communication skills and more.

The seminar will be offered on October 21, November 4 and December 2 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Online registration is open now. Click here to register.  

See flyer for more information. 
Mental illness in the news

California wrapping up report on cost-effective mental health strategies to cut jail population 

NAMI Glendale 2017 Board of Directors 
President-Letty Baldaro
Vice President-Suzanne Dewalt
Treasurer-Barbara Knighton
Recording Secretary-Margaret Siegel
Person with Lived Experience-Eliana Lopez
Corresponding Secretary- Open position

Contact any of the board members at namiglendale@gmail.com

Board meeting calendar
NAMI Glendale Board and Committee Chair Meeting

Please join us and help be a part of committees our affiliate would like to work on this year.
October 29-meeting will be via conference call.  If you would like to attend contact Sylvia at sylvia@namilaccc.org

November 26
Time:  6:30 - 9:00pm
Location:  Glendale Adventist Hospital 
1509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale CA 91206
Cafeteria (Ground Floor)

Parking:  There is a charge for parking during the week in the main garage.  Or you can park on Vallejo Dr. (street parking - do not park in rehab parking lot)  and come through the entrance of the Rehabilitation Center, make right to the elevators. Take elevator to ground floor, Cafeteria entrance just around the corner from elevator.

December Holiday Celebration/Business Meeting
More information coming soon

Volunteer opportunities
NAMI Glendale is grateful to our volunteers. 

If you are interested in volunteering there are many opportunities throughout the year. Want to volunteer for the NAMI Walks or train to be a Family to Family teacher or Family Support Group facilitator? 
Contact Kim at 
Join or renew your membership

If you'd like to support NAMI Glendale's efforts join or renew your membership.  Print out the  Membership form and mail it with your payment to 
NAMI Glendale 
c/o Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
1540 E. Colorado St. 
Glendale, CA 91205

Not sure when your membership expires? Contact  Suzanne

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