Resources for Parents of Youth
& Young Adults

NAMI SF in partnership with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) can assist you in finding a mentor who will understand and be there to provide support. 

For more information, please contact Natasha LaVine at natasha@namisf.org

​Parents As Allies And Advocates 

Partnering to Promote Youth Mental Health

Parents as Allies and Advocates is a presentation for parents and caregivers that will provide an overview of youth mental health issues, including prevalence and warning signs to look for, and ideas for how to support your child/teen.  The presentation will be facilitated by a parent who has experience raising a child with a mental health condition along with a young adult who is living with a condition.  Q&A at the end of the session will provide time for attendees to ask questions and links to resources for ongoing support will be included.

For more information, please contact Natasha LaVine at natasha@namisf.org

NAMI Resources

San Francisco Family and Youth Resource Guide 

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NAMI National, Kids, Teens and Young Adults 

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NAMI Basics

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NAMI SF Support Groups

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Early Psychosis

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General Resources

Definitions and Symptoms of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders 

Resources for How to Support Your child during COVID
(Compiled by NAMI SF Parent Volunteers)

Partner Resources

Anything But That:
How to Help Your Child Struggling With a Mental Health Condition

Speakers: Stefanie Hoffman, Carolyn Griesi

This mother-daughter presentation calls on personal experience to examine ways of identifying signs of mental illness, establishing effective communication and taking action early on.
Drawing on personal experiences, we will emphasize four main steps to early intervention:
1) Knowing the warning signs;
2) Communicating concerns;
3) Developing strategies to promote wellness; and
4) Accessing resources.

 From NAMI CA Conference 2020