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Register today for our FREE NAMI Family to Family course! Don’t wait; classes fill quickly!

Have you marked your calendar yet!? This years 14th annual NAMI Valley Walk will take place Saturday, October 14. And it gets better! You can now join the NAMI Valley of the Sun Stigma Stompers Team and/or donate!! Help us EXCEED our goal of $5,000.00 Donating is fast, easy, and secure. Click here to go straight to our Walk page!


We’re looking for adult Peers in recovery who are interested in co-facilitating a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group. Interested? Contact us at the information below! Flyer in PDF format here: Connection Flyer 

NAMI Valley of the Sun is HIRING! We have two openings. Read the Job Announcement and Click on each of the links directly below for a description of each position! You can either e-mail or mail your Resume and Cover Letter. Happy applying!

Adult Program Coordinator

Youth Program Coordinator

We’ll see you Tuesday July 3rd at 7pm for our free Community Education Program on Complete Care (ACC) Integrated Health Plans!

Rate Increase
 NAMI Membership rates will be increasing effective July 1, 2017




What's Happening: NAMI Valley of the Sun

June 1, 2018
Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D.

At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention deficit-hyperactivity, autism spectrum disorder and eating disorders.

Many children can also suffer from emotional reactions to the strain Read More

    May 5, 2018

    NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop for communities—specifically law enforcement agencies—to request training and technical assistance. Through the initiative’s work, law enforcement agencies will be better prepared to interact Read More

    May 23, 2018 | By Lily Altavena

    When she’s able to keep the voices under control, Teresa Jimenez Dupee hears a spelling bee in her head: a refrain of voices forming long words like superfluous, magnificent and commodities.

    But sometimes the voices are more sinister. They tell Jimenez Dupee she’s not pretty, not smart. They say no one will listen to her because she’s crazy.

    And they can get worse in the heat, when getting out of bed some days takes an “act Read More

    Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

    By Emmie Pombo | Mar. 09, 2018

    Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay.

    Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise, meditate and be more present, which are helpful and work for many people. However, other proven methods aren’t mentioned Read More

    How Do I Know If My Therapist Is Effective?

    By Laura Greenstein

    It can be a challenge to find the “right” therapist for you. You might come across someone who has a degree from an impressive school, writes extensively on psychology and mental illness, gives lectures and talks, and still isn’t an effective therapist. And while it is important for therapists to be educated, trained and up-to-date on current practices, there is so much more to a good therapist than just their background and education.

    Because the science of therapy Read More

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