Virtual Support Groups in Alameda County during COVID-19 Outbreak
Free to Participants – No Formal Diagnosis Required

Family and Caregiver Support
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Peer Support
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Instructions 指示 instrucciones
If your support group uses ZOOM, follow the instructions below:
From smartphones or tablets: go to the App Store and download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app
From your laptop or computer: go to the website www.zoom.us
If you have a phone that isn’t a smartphone, you can dial into the meetings instead
To join a meeting (10 minutes before the meeting starts):
Find a private place to talk (such as your car or backyard), or use headphones if others can overhear
Dial in or open ZOOM and enter the ID number and password the group leader will give you
Upon joining the meeting, you might be put into a waiting room from which you will be admitted to the main meeting.

Important: These support group meetings are to be kept completely confidential. Please do not share meeting passwords with anyone else. If you know of someone you think would like to participate, please forward this information to them.

Family/Caregiver Virtual Support Groups in Alameda County
Open to adults with loved ones suffering from
Serious Mental Illness

NAMI Alameda County:

Family/Caregiver Support Group: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 12 to 1 PM
Call Beverly at 510-334-7721 (Monday – Thursday 11:30 – 7:30 and Friday 9 – 5)

NAMI Chinese: Family/Caregiver Support Groups (in Chinese)

Go to https://zoom.us/j/7413232578
Meeting ID: 741 323 2578
廣東話照顧者互助組 2nd Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 PM (每月第二個週二晚)
廣東話照顧者互助組 2nd Saturday from 3:30 to 5 PM (每月第二個週六)
普通話照顧者互助組 3rd Saturday from 3:30 to 5 PM (每月第三個週六)
For information, email info@namichinese.org

NAMI East Bay:

Family/Caregiver Support Group: every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM
For information and to receive link, go to www.namieastbay.org

NAMI Tri-Valley:

For information, go to www.nami-trivalley.org

Family Education and Resource Center (FERC)
(Program of the Mental Health Association of Alameda County)
FERC:

Family/Caregiver Support Group (call main FERC office at 510-746-1700 for more info)
2nd Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 PM. Email michele@mhaac.org (meeting uses Google Meet, not ZOOM)
Grupo de Apoyo para Familiares y Cuidadores (En Español)
3rd & 5th Miércoles (en Abril 2020) 4 – 5:30 PM. Se reúnen por medio de una llamada de conferencia
2nd & 4th Miércoles (en Mayo 2020) 4 – 5:30 PM. Mandar un email a juanita@mhaac.org


Peer Virtual Support Groups in Alameda County
Open to any adult (18+) with a mental health condition
No formal diagnosis is required

NAMI Alameda County:

Connection Peer Support Group: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM
Call 510-560-6498 (select the Peer Specialist option) or email kathrynlum@comcast.net


NAMI Chinese:

Asian and Pacific Islander Support Group: 2nd Saturday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Given in English – email api@namichinese.org
Go to https://zoom.us/j/7413232578
Meeting ID: 741 323 2578
Mandarin Peer Support Group: 2nd Saturday from 2 to 3:30 PM
普通話患者互助組 (每月第二個週六)
Given in Mandarin – email info@namichinese.org
Go to https://zoom.us/j/7413232578
Meeting ID: 741 323 2578

NAMI Tri-Valley:

For information, go to www.nami-trivalley.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

DBSA:

Depression & Bipolar Support Groups
Every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM (log in as early as 6:30 PM to get situated)
Every Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM (log in as early as 10:30 AM)
For information and to receive links, email Jeff Caiola at berkbipolar@yahoo.com


NAMI Virtual Game Nights
Anyone affected by mental illness is welcome
Loved Ones AND Individuals

NAMI Alameda County:
2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM
Call 510-560-6498 (select the Peer Specialist option) or email kathrynlum@comcast.net
Please email Kathryn if you have any suggestions of your favorite ZOOM games!