NAMI Basics

A comprehensive class for families who have a child under 16 struggling with mental illness

Next 2014 class to be announced.  Check this website and the monthly Journal.  Applications may be submitted.

NAMI Basics is the signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.  The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours. Classes may be offered weekly for six consecutive weeks, or may be offered twice per week for three weeks to accommodate the hectic schedules of parents.

  • All instruction materials are FREE to participants.
  • English and Spanish dates and location are the same.

For questions or additional information about the Basics class, contact Education Coordinator, Debra Arviso at 818.357.6799 or

Para informacion en Espanol, llame a Claudia, 213.700.4163 or

 Basics Application

 A 6-week educational program for family members of children under 16 suffering from mental illness

Date: ________________________________________

Name of  Applicant(s):_____________________________

Address: ______________________________________

City: _______________  State: _______   Zip: _________

Home phone: ____________ Cell:___________________

Work: ________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________

Please tell us something about your family member who is suffering from a mental disorder. This information provided will help to determine if this program meets your needs.  NAMI is here to support you and your family.

Name of mentally ill relative: _________________________

Relationship to you: _______________________________

Age: _____ Sex: _________Age of onset illness:__________

Diagnosis: ______________________________________

Medication(s) in use:_______________________________

Living arrangements: ______________________________

Other information: ________________________________

Please email, mail or fax your completed application to:

NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

2550 E. Foothill Blvd. #135, Pasadena, CA 91107 818.357.6799

Fax: 626.577.0381

For questions or additional information about the Family to Family class, contact Education Coordinator, Debra Arviso at 818.357.6799 or



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