On May 14th and 15th, Garfield Campus Palm Plaza hosted multilingual representatives from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), an organizationwhose goals are to “advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness.” They also provide support groups, education classes, advocacy, and resources to give help and hope to those living with a mental illness, their families, and loved ones. The support groups offer individuals living with serious mental illness, their families, friends, and loved ones a confidential, supportive, and safe environment to share, vent, listen, learn, and network with those with similar experiences. NAMI Glendale is open to everyone concerned about the issues of mental illness and the personal and social impacts, and their programs are always free.
California Community College Health and Wellness
The website contains a variety of different kinds of resources that students might need as well as psychoeducational information about taking care of one’s mental health and the importance of seeking out support when overwhelmed, stressed, or in distress; as well as tips for faculty and staff to help those students.
Each Mind Matter Crisis Text Line – Text: “COURAGE” TO 741741
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. Prevention and early intervention (PEI) initiatives implemented by CalMHSA – and collected under the banner of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement – include Stigma and Discrimination Reduction, Suicide Prevention and Student Mental Health, all of which are funded through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63).
Create a new account, follow on-screen instructions, choose course, and click “Launch”; training simulations designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about best practices in supporting (1) students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation, (2) LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion, and (3) student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life.