Our bimonthly newsletters contain much of the information located in the What’s New section.  More detail may be found on the website, along with other writings.  Of greatest value is the comprehensive recording of the previous month’s general meeting presentation.  Fortunately, these summaries are available for the last 22 years – !! – as recorded by Tom Thomas and listed on his website at www.thomastthomas.com -under NAMI EastBay In the box on his home page. Enjoy.

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Stanford 16th Annual Mood Disorders Day

Saturday, August 29, 2020

9:00am – 12:3opm. (Online)

Stanford Mood Disorders Clinic is offering this webinar to share scientific advancements in mood disorders. Speakers will present on topics related to neuroscience, developmental challenges and the influence of genetics and environment on mood disorders.

Attendance is free but pre-registration is necessary. Go to:

Stanford Mood Disorders Center website to register.

Online Support Groups

Our support group offerings are changing radically in these unprecedented times. Starting Tuesday, April 14, online support groups will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on a weekly basis.

These will occur using the Zoom platform, which provides access through the downloading of the Zoom app.

In order to deem this process manageable in terms of numbers, we ask that potential participants send an email to our office at namieastbay@gmail.com, indicating interest for specific dates. We will send back confirmation and information about passwords, meeting ID and logistics.

For the time being, there will be no distinction between groups for families of youth/young adults and families of adults.

As this process becomes more comfortable, we anticipate that this process may be modified.

Voices, Visions & Beliefs Groups

All in-person meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

BAHVN Berkeley Support Group Meetings  are now online.

Please join our weekly online support group offered Mondays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (beginning Monday, March 23rd).
You can enter the online Support Group Meetings  for adults, family members, and transitional age youth(TAY, age 18-24) using Zoom (video conferencing platform) on a desktop computer, pad, tablet or cellphone.
Here’s how to enter:

To enter the meeting, click on this link on your computer or mobile device:

​If you are accessing this via the Zoom App directly, please enter this meeting ID: 299 747 053

If you are dialing in with no video or App, dial:
Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago),
         and enter meeting ID: 
299 747 053

Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fcBk3DOHP


We regret sharing that group affiliate activities are being curtailed due to the coronavirus.

We anticipate setting up a process via Zoom whereby we can hold interactive support groups online and will soon invite you to participate via a notice in this space.