Thanks so much for your interest!
The response was so great that the focus groups are already filled. There are other ways to share your voice:
Take our annual families survey: https://namica.org/blog/2021-survey-families-and-caregivers/
Answer our 30-Second Survey questions: https://namica.org/answer_our_questions/
Submit a story about your experiences for consideration: https://namica.org/community-voices/
When we share our stories and insights about our mental health journeys, we help reduce stigma and can help to make a difference in the lives of individual and families in our communities.
We're stronger together!
Thank you, teamNAMIca
There are limited seatings for each session. The first 20 to register will be manually approved by NAMI CA staff. If you do not receive confirmation of approval within 24-48 hours, please try registering for another date since some will reach max capacity. Thank you!
To participate you must identify as a family member and/or caregiver of someone living with a mental health condition/s.
The role of family member support in the treatment of mental health conditions can significantly improve outcomes for both the consumer and family member. While family involvement is strongly recommended in clinical guidelines, it suffers from poor implementation. NAMI CA is reaching out to hear the perspectives of family members and/or caregivers supporting their loved ones with lived experience in mental illness.
Our goal is to understand the barriers experienced, the innovative and effective programs and services utilized, and the support that family members need while navigating the mental health care system for themselves and their loved ones.
Your anonymous responses will be incorporated into the
NAMI CA Annual State of the Community Report on Families created to reach and improve the experiences of all family members, caregivers, or loved ones within the mental health care system in California.