Speaker/educational meetings are held on 4th Wednesdays monthly on Zoom. We strive to invite experts in many areas involving mental illness (research, housing, alternative interventions, medications, county system and agency services). Please contact us if you are interested in speaking.
Check out “What’s New” on NAMI East Bay’s website for Zoom meeting links and post-event videos from speaker meetings. Summaries will be available in newsletters.
Our next discussion will be with Ed Herzog, a NAMI East Bay board member and one of the founders of the Bay Area Hearing Voices Network (BAHVN), part of the international HVN-USA. His organization offers weekly, online hearing voices groups for family members and adult voice hearers, as well as support and education.
Values of the group include challenging society’s norms on what is normal and what constitutes an illness, respecting/honoring our and our loved ones’ experiences, undoing stigma by using non-stigmatizing and owning our feelings.