NAMI Contra Costa
550 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Office: (925) 942-0767
Warmline: (925) 465-3864

NAMI of Contra Costa County


NAMIWAlk 2014


Location: Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Date: 05/31/2014

Distance: 5K

Check-in & Registration opens: 8:30 AM Start Time: 10:30 AM - Opening Program


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    NAMI - CC General Meeting
    Featured Guests and Topics

    April 17, 2014

    Education Program - Free and open to the Public

    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for "treatment resistant depression"

    William J. Shryer, DCSW, LCSW

    View the full flyer here.

    Meetings are held at the
    John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus.
    (Formerly Mt. Diablo Medical Center)
    2540 East St., Concord 925-682-8200
    Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00

    E-mail your questions to:
    You will be assured of an answer
    when the meeting starts.

    There is no cost to members or the public.

    Please click on the month to view that months featured guest(s) and topic(s). Since we plan our meetings months in advance, changes may occur at the last moment. Please check back frequently for last minute changes.

    NAMI Contra Costa Office and Library

    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Crestwood Healing Center, 550 Patterson Blvd., Pleasant Hill 94523.

    Park in the back parking lot. Enter double doors and follow the NAMI-CC sign.

    Phone number: 925-942-0767

    Donate Your Vehicle to NAMI-CC

    Currently, NAMI-CC is contracting with Car Donation Services, Inc, a local company that has managed vehicle donations for over 15 years! They use a variety of selling techniques so vehicles, on average, sell for more, which means more money for us and a larger tax deduction for you!

    To donate your vehicle, please mention NAMI-CC when you call 1-888-686-4483 or donate on line at Car Donation Services. They make it fast and easy and provide you with professional and courteous service throughout the process.

    Once your vehicle is accepted, they will mail your donation receipt, which includes the necessary tax information and reporting requirements and the required DMV forms. Vehicles will be picked up within 5 working days and they can handle rush donations, if necessary.

    Thank you for your generous support!

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    Family to Family

    Click each location for more info.

    General Contact Info:

    Contact Nancy Seibert at or 925-285-5995

    Family to Family Education Program is a twelve week, free week-night series for family members and friends of those individuals with mental illnesses.

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    Family to Family

    Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Danville Family to Family

    Contact Information:
    Nancy Seibert at or 925-285-5995

    Richmond Family to family

    Contact Information:
    Mujahidun Sumchai at (510) 237-9277 or

    De Familia a Familia

    Curso gratuito de 12 semanas.
    Para mayor información, haga click aquí.

    Para mayor información contactar a: Verónica Mc Manus:
    (925) 250-4032 ó

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    NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people that have mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

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    NAMI Connection

    When: Saturday's, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

    Where:John Muir Behavioral Health Center, 2740 Grant Street, Concord, CA 94520
    Held in the Lecture Room.

    Contact information:
    Doug Halpern: doug.halpern@
    or (925) 457-8298

    Roberto Roman: or (925) 957-5210


    Carolyn McClain

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    Peer to Peer is a 10 week class for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

    Afternoons on Saturdays,
    March 29-May 24, 2014
    and Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Walnut Creek

    Learn More About
    Peer to Peer

    You can sign up for a class using the online form or download the Peer to Peer Flyer/Application, fill it out and mail it to:

    NAMI Contra Costa
    550 Patterson Blvd.
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    Contact information:
    NAMI Contra Costa Office
    (925) 942-0767

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    NAMI CC Care and Support Group
    3rd Mondy of each month
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Walnut Creek Campus
    John Muir Hospital
    1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
    Downstairs in the Epstein Conference Room

    Park in the free public garage on the La Casa Via side of the hospital.
    Facilitated by Sharon Madison and Bob Thigpen.

    For more information
    or call
    925-676-5771 or

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    In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

    Learn More About
    In Our Own Voice

    For more information,
    contact Tonya Williams:
    (510)381-1556 or

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    NAMI FaithNet is a new information resource for faith communities, NAMI members and community partners and for clergy and congreations of all faith traditions who working together to create welcoming, supportive faith communities for individuals and families living with mental illness.

    Contact: Monique Tarver at

    Other Community
    Support Groups

    New Multi-language
    Family Assistance

    Family assistance for those speaking Spanish:
    Veronica Mc Manus, defamiliaafamilia
    or call (925) 250-4032

    Family assistance for those speaking Mandarin:
    You can send an email to and someone will get back to you soon.

    New Hope Support Group

    New Hope Support Group -

    Offering support, education and resources to parents/caregivers of older teens and young adults diagnosed with a mood disorder, (bipolar, depression, anxiety and more). Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette from 7-9pm.

    Contact Annette 510-733-0577 or
    Cyndy 925-362-9434 for more information.

    Membership in the support group is free and open to the community.

    NAMI-CC Writers' Group

    When: first Tuesday of each month
    10:30 AM - Noon

    You may drop in or attend regularly. People living with mental illness and family members are welcomed. All writing levels welcomed.

    Kaffa Cafe, the back room
    1632 North Main St., Walnut Creek
    right by City Hall and across from LaScala's

    Contact: NAMI Office
    (925) 942-0767 or

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    Sponsored by a partnership of NAMI CC and Office of Consumer Empowerment

    View the flyer here.

    Dual Recovery Anonymous

    Dual Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step self-help program that is based on the principals of the Twelve Steps and the experiences of men and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. The DRA program helps us recover from both our chemical dependency and our emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on relapse prevention and actively improving the quality of our lives. In a community of mutual support, we learn to avoid the risks that lead back to alcohol and drug use as well as reducing the symptoms of our emotional or psychiatric illness.

    Tuesdays 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
    John Muir Center for Recovery Classroom B
    2730 Grant Street, Concord
    Contact: 925.212.2241

    Clutterer's Support Group

    Overwhelmed by clutter?

    ClutterLess is a 510(c)3 non-profit, peer-based, self help support group for people who want to change their cluttering behaior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.

    For more information,
    please call us at:
    or visit or