WELCOME to the Northern California NAMIWalks NIKO STIGMA TEAM 2018.
Here is the reason why Tasso and I joined the NAMI Walk each year since its inception in Northern California. After our family member was diagnosed with a serious mental illness, we struggled to support him and keep our family together for about 3 years until we saw an article about the NAMI SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY "FAMILY-TO-FAMILY" 12-week Program in the Lodi News Sentinel. This Program provided us with the tools to appropriately support our son, keep our family intact and make us aware of current innovations in mental and behavioral health services and let us know WE ARE NOT ALONE in this struggle.
NAMI San Joaquin has several evidence based NAMI Education Programs for Families/Friends and Consumers in addition to several Support Groups throughout the County which are conducted by NAMI-trained volunteers at no cost to the public. All Education Programs and Support Groups are strictly confidential with respect to participation.
NAMI National has more than 1,100 Affiliates nationwide.