Represent Recovery Video Series:
Roopa Grewal
Our 2016 NAMI California Peer Award recipient tells her personal story of recovery with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Our Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month series continues with Roopa Grewal, who has been a NAMI peer leader, trainer, and facilitator for over ten years. Roopa recounts the stages of her Borderline Personality Disorder, the stigma around mental health challenges within her family and the Indian community, and what it means to be part of a compassionate community of peers. Now a professional consultant offering peer support, career planning, public speaking and training/ facilitating, she demonstrates that recovery is possible and dreams are achievable.
Represent Recovery Initiative
Our Represent Recovery Initiative calls for a shift in the way we view mental health in diverse cultural communities. It aims to serve members of underrepresented communities while centering their voices in the overall mental health movement. Visibility and representation matter both in mental health treatment and mental health awareness activism.
Our Asian Pacific Islander page includes resources and perspectives of South Asians affected by mental illness.
Stay connected as we roll out resource pages for various underrepresented communities.
Upcoming Minority Mental Health Events
NAMI Urban Los Angeles
Join NAMI Urban LA for an afternoon of light fare and music. Each year NAMI Urban Los Angeles celebrates their founder, Bebe Moore Campbell, by having event in her honor to recognize the contribution she made to mental health. This year's honorees are Paco Retana, LCSW, and Dr. Bryan Nichols, Clinical Psychologist.
Tickets are $75. Advance purchase only!

Sunday, July 22, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
The CenterPointe Club
6200 Playa Vista Dr
Playa Vista, CA 90094
NAMI Sacramento
NAMI Sacramento inviteds you to a Multicultural Townhall addressing how to tackle the challenges of mental health conditions, health care coverage and the stigma of mental illness especially when it comes to serving marginalized communities.
Program Features: Panel Discussion, Networking, Refreshments. Flyer .
Keynote speaker:
Elaine Whitefeather - Executive Director at Community For Peace

Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pannell Meadowview Community Center
2450 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
NAMI Mt. San Jacinto
NAMI Mt San Jacinto invites you to attend an open house event in commemoration of National Bebe Moore Campbell Mental Health Awareness Month.
Help to end the stigma and discrimination in mental health. F ind out more about programs and support available. Includes Presentations in English and Spanish.
Light refreshments will be served.

Friday July 20, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
650 N State St
Hemet, CA 92543
Educate. Engage. Empower.

NAMI California is committed to addressing barriers to accessing mental health care in underserved communities. We work in partnership with diverse communities to provide mental health education and peer support that is culturally relevant and appropriate. We advocate for policy change to increase access to mental health care and end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Join us by following and sharing our blog to bring awareness to the mental health needs and stories of underrepresented communities.
NAMI California
1851 Heritage Lane, Ste 150
Sacramento, CA 95815