Local Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), LA County Council

NAMI San Gabriel Valley

NAMI Glendale

NAMI East San Gabriel Valley
(626) 974-8702

To locate other NAMI chapters near you, check here:

Recovery International in San Marino 
Weekly Meetings 5:00-7:00pm 
Location: Lacy Park's Thurnher House, 1485 Virginia Rd., San Marino, CA 91108
For more info, contact Connie -, (213) 369-5353

To locate other RI meetings near you, check here:

Intuitive Movement Dance Jam (aka Dance Therapy) in Altadena
Weekly Dance Sessions at 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Farnsworth Park Davies Building, 568 E. Mount Curve St., Altadena
For more info, go here:

Advocacy/Informational Resource Community/Committee Meetings 

Asian Coalition of LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)
For more info, contact
the Chair, Emily Wu Truong at

Los Angeles County Client Coalition of LACDMH

API Working Group for Service Area 3, LACDMH, El Monte, CA

LACDMH Service Area Advisory Committee for SA3, El Monte, CA 

Asian Pacific Islander Under Represented Ethnic Populations (UREP) Subcommittee of LACDMH

Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD) Faith & CommunityCollaborative with SAMHSA on Mental Health & Substance Abuse -                                                                                   
Special Services for Groups (SSG)
605 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90015
Meeting Place: 7th floor board room
Parking: Joe's Parking (Corner of Olive & Olympic) for validation. 
For more info, contact Everardo Alvizo

Each Mind Matters, California Mental Health Movement, Mental Health Recovery Interviews of first-person stories of hope, resilience and recovery. The inspiring lives represented here are the heart of Each Mind Matters. Project sponsored by the California Mental Health Services Act, Prop 63

Entertainment Industries Council’s TeamUp

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano’s Mental Health Consortium

Other Mental Health Awareness Campaigns:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Let's Erase Stigma
Stamp Out Stigma Bring Change 2 Mind Free Your Minds Project
The Painted Brain 

Support Groups Catering to the Asian American Community in other languages

APFC NAMI Family Support Group 
General Description:
Language: Cantonese
Meeting Time: Once a month on Tuesday evenings
Location: Asian Pacific Family Center, 9353 E Valley Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770
Facilitators: Hua Wen
Joice Fong
Jeanette Choi
Call or contact facilitators prior to meetings to double check the time.

NAMI Family Support Group
Language: Japanese
Meeting Time: Call for more info
Location: NAMI South Bay
Call or contact facilitators prior to meetings to double check the time.

Support Groups Listing from SHARE! the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange

Recovery International

The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. It helps people cope with panic, fear, anger and depression. Following are the groups held in Southeast Los Angeles (updated 3/2013).

To get access to online chat meetings and “structured meetings” of Recovery International, go to Recovery International also offers telephone meetings in English and Spanish

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA) is a 12-step group for people raised in dysfunctional families. ACA uses its own book called the “Red Book.” Following are the groups held in Southeast Los Angeles (updated 3/2013) This program also has numerous telephone meetings. For more info:

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a fellowship of men and women who desire healthier relationships.  For info: or (323) 969-4995

Debtors Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive debting.) For info:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) also has online meetings available.

Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step group for anyone working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. Detailed information, including email and phone numbers for meeting leaders, can be found at

Neuroticos Anonimos exists for the single purpose of helping mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals to recover from their illness and to maintain their recovery. Most meetings are in Spanish and one is in English. The groups also invite members to positive social activities such as picnics, fiestas, dances and more. For info:

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