NAMI Pomona Valley Newsletter
June News 2021
Continue to check out our website below for upcoming
Events and Announcements.

Feel Free to utilize and join in the NAMI PV Support Groups
this month and every month. We are here to help support,
encourage and lift each other up in our time of need!!!

?Need Information?
NAMI Pomona Valley Helpline
Is here for YOU!!
(909) 399-0305

Support Groups

Everything is still up and running and on the same schedule; Classes, Support Groups, and General Meetings. It’s all just Virtual, online via the Video conferencing platform called Zoom. You can also contact the office for more info.

Connection Support Group Online

Connections Support Via Zoom
Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Meeting ID: 875 4676 5878
Passcode: 377035

Family Support Group Online
1st Tuesday of every month at 6:15 – 7:30 PM
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Spanish/Español Family Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month at 6:15 – 7:30 PM

If you have any questions please feel free
to call the NAMI Pomona Valley Helpline: (909) 399-0305
Strategies for Addressing Health
Disparities in Medication- Assisted Treatment

Re: Opioid Use Disorders
Speakers will focus on understanding health disparities for racial/ethnic/linguistic minority groups. They will outline strategies to enhance access to treatment services, including buprenorphine and naloxone along with methadone.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Register for webinar here

Effective Communication With Colleagues and
Patients About COVID Vaccines

In this session, learn strategies for effective communication across different generational groups, and how you can apply these principles when discussing COVID vaccine information. We will explore how to embrace generational diversity and share practical approaches for nurses to implement in the workplace. This webinar is part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series.
Friday, June 4, 2021
Register for webinar here

The Power of Words
June 8th
Click here to register for this event.

Understanding Suicide Risk Among Children and Pre-teens:
A Synthesis Workshop

The NIMH will convene a synthesis workshop culminating the work of three research roundtables focused on understanding suicide risk and risk trajectories among children and pre-teens, including groups with recent increases in risk. The synthesis workshop will summarize the state of the science and highlight research priorities related to this critical topic. The goal of the series is to ultimately inform identification of at-risk youth as well as timing and targets for intervening.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
9:30 AM PST
Register for webinar here

Additional Support Resources

A toolkit for Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. The Alliance of America (SARDAA), has helpful information and resources. They also have virtual support groups:
Families and Friends for Care (FFFC) is a support group for families of diagnosed individuals with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-related brain illness.

To register for the conference support calls,
Groups are available Tuesdays at 4pm,
Wednesdays at 3 pm,
Sundays at 3pm and in Spanish on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 6pm.

NAMI Membership Dues:
Are you Current? Donations and membership are actually tax deductible!

Membership benefits include:

  • Our flagship magazine, The NAMI Advocate
  • Membership with NAMI National, NAMI California, and our Pomona Valley Affiliate
  • Voting privileges 
  • Discounts at the NAMI Store and on registration at the NAMI National Convention
  • Access to all the information and features on the website and more

NAMI education classes and training programs are held throughout the year. Class seating is limited and fill quickly. Training programs are offered upon availability. Please fill out this contact form to be notified when registration for classes become available or for training program availability.

Support groups will continue as scheduled and info can be
found on our website. 

For more information on any class, please contact our office:
Phone: (909) 625-2383 Email:

If you Need Help Reach out

Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Other Resources Check the link below

Public Policy & Advocacy

NAMI champions better care and better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. Join our movement!

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What's new in advocacy in California?
Be Kind to Yourself
You Weren't Designed for a Pandemic

Stop blaming yourself for your response to trauma

By: Caroline Thomas
May 27, 2021

Over the past 15 months, every single human has experienced a prolonged trauma. This has been a collective trauma in the truest sense of the phrase. No one has escaped the anxiety: Is my family safe? Will I get to keep my job? Will I be safe at my job? How do I adjust my business to survive? Can I see my extended family? Are my children safe at daycare? The constant risk calculation has been excruciating.

Not one of us has escaped the experience of loss. We are all grieving. We are grieving the lost jobs and houses, the months spent in isolation, the loss of connection from the communities that sustain us socially, the vacations delayed and then eventually canceled.

We’ve watched with horror, wondering if our medical system would collapse. Government leadership has not inspired confidence. Faith in voting, science, policing has been shaken. We are on hyper-alert to threat.
We’ve all lost something. And let’s not waste our emotional energy invalidating ourselves or others by comparing the magnitude of our suffering. Let’s suffice it to say that everyone in our global community has experienced prolonged emotional stress, loss, and uncertainty. Prolonged, collective trauma on a species level.

Meanwhile, life has gone on. Pregnancies, babies, graduations, retirements, birthdays, holidays, weddings; all adjusted to fit the inside monitor of a Zoom call. All marked with the same demoralizing risk calculations and the conspicuous absence of those we love who are not in our “bubble.” All have taken place in the time-warp of the pandemic. Days lengthen under the fatigue of the mundane (coupled paradoxically with the overwhelm that can only be created by being asked to do way too much, all at once, every day) while months and weeks still churn on, leaving us to wonder. How has this gone on for so long?

 Legislation Spotlight

Help Support

NAMI California is a proud co-sponsor of SB 224, a bill to provide California students in grades 1-12 with the mental health education they need. You can help support this legislation by signing the support letter. Do you have a personal reason for supporting this legislation? If you have more you would like to add to the letter, include that in the box.

Letter of Support for SB 224
To the California State Senate

I am urging the State Senate to pass SB 224, a bill to provide California students in grades 1-12 get the mental health education they need. The CDC reported an alarming rise in pediatric emergency department visits during the pandemic: an increase of 24% for children ages 5-11 and 31% for children ages 12-17. Now more than ever, our public schools deserve our support so they can meet the rising mental health crisis among California’s public school students. SB 224 will ensure that students in public schools receive mental health education from a qualified instructor at least once during elementary school, once during middle school, and once during high school. This education will help increase awareness, empower students to seek support, and reduce the stigma associated with experiencing mental health challenges. It’s time for California to equip all of its students with the information and tools necessary to promote positive mental health, and to seek mental health support and treatment when needed.

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NAMI Wish List:

• Copy Paper (color and black & white)
• Water Bottles
• ½“ white binders with clear view front
• Laptops (used is fine) & projectors
• Gift Cards to Staples or Costco


You can bring donated items to the office during business hours or to our monthly event.
You can also choose to donate through the links on our homepage!
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