The NAMI Connection Support Group Will NOT be meeting on Nov. 29th due to Thanksgiving.
 The results are in....
We've done it!
Our WALK website will remain open for donations until:
 Nov 27, 2014
Every little bit will help us reach our very attainable goal!
Encourage your teammates, friends and family 
to sponsor your walk page.  
If you make your individual and/or team goals, we just might make ours!!!!
 Thank you for your participation in our 10th Annual NAMIWalks
  This was our largest walk to date.
Thank you for getting the word out about NAMIWalks OC 2014. 
Hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Check out our 2014 NAMIWalks:
"Ending the Silence" is a high school education program that educates Freshman about the symptoms and behaviors of the major mental illnesses.  
We are currently recruiting candidates to present the PowerPoint of the symptoms and behaviors of the major mental illnesses and clients to share their stories of hope & recovery in living with a psychiatric diagnoses.
If you are available to participate in the following webinar:
Monday, September 29th from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Please contact Kristen Pankratz to apply and interview.
Trained speakers earn $30 for each presentation they conduct.
A Special Needs Trust A Workshop Series
(Specific to Mental Health Areas)
All three dates are segments of “one” workshop
Please do not attend unless you can attend all three dates
Saturday Mornings Workshops
November 8th, 2014, January 10th & 24th, 2015
From 9am until 12pm
Meeting room sponsored by
St. Josephʼs Hospital
Held in their Zoul Auditorium
Brought to you by
Orange County LPS Conservatorship Assistance Group 714-373-0552
Presentations By
Melinda Hunsaker
Melinda Hunsaker is a Managing Partner at McGonigle & Hunsaker, LLP. Her practice includes Medi-Cal Planning, Applications, and Appeals, Estate Planning and Trust Administration, including Special Needs Trusts, Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, and other Elder Law related matters. Ms. Hunsaker received her law degree from Western State University, College of Law, graduating cum laude in December of 2005, and was admitted to the California State Bar in May of 2006.Ms. Hunsaker is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Trust & Estates section and the OCBA Elder Law section, as well as a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
Familia a Familia classes now forming.
Classes will also be offered in Korean and Vietnamese soon!

12-Class course for family members who have an adult relative living with mental illness.  Upcoming classes will begin as follows:
City Day Start Date
Costa Mesa Saturday mornings Dec.6 English
Click Here for online application



NAMI-OC has been dedicated to continually building our programs, outreach and advocacy efforts and working to discover innovative new ways to serve all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI-OC is YOU ... our members, who are truly responsible for making our growth possible.
If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join. Just download the membership form below and return it to NAMI Orange County. Be sure to complete all of your contact information so we can include you in our community events invitation lists and e-newsletter.


THE WELLNESS CENTER - Calendar of Activities
(College Community Services)
Calendar of Activities by the Month - November 2014
Activities by the Week
OC Links
Signature Programs



The Volunteer Orientation days have been cancelled. However, applications are still being accepted. Please email, snail mail, or drop off application at the NAMI-OC Office.