NAMI San Diego and The California School of Professional Psychology Join Forces for ‘The Mind Collective’ – KPVI News 6

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Two local leaders in mental health have joined forces and voices to create a new platform for learning, healing, hope, and wellness in San Diego and beyond. 

‘The Mind Collective’ is a partnership between the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI San Diego) and the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. By combining lived experience with education and expert guidance, the project creates a holistic healing and learning opportunity.

The group aims to educate, empower, and end stigma. The mission is to create heartfelt communications to help people navigate the world of mental health ideas, concepts, treatments, and realities, while the vision is to promote compassion and understanding through education about mental health facts and lived experiences.

“Uniting to eliminate stigma builds bridges of community, care, and compassion and we are thrilled to be part of such an important initiative,” said Cathryn Nacario, CEO of NAMI San Diego.

The newly created website features the highlights of this partnership, including videos, resources, and links to Wellness Wednesdays—an interactive  monthly online presentation that generally features a NAMI peer or family member and a CSPP professor speaking on a topic related to mental health and wellness, followed by a Q and A session with audience participation and sharing. The one-hour sessions are free and start at 1 pm on the third Wednesday of every month. Participants can register for the events in the ‘Upcoming Events’ section on the website.

Along with Wellness Wednesdays, the Mind Collective website will feature videos and podcasts, interviews with peers and professors, and related blogs. The goal is to offer a robust site for the latest in mental wellness news, trends, and information as well as a place for interaction and support.

“This is a cause which is societally vital and also mission-driven and aligns to our university values,” said Andy Vaughn, President and CEO of the Alliant International University System. “We are grateful to be a part of building this community and fostering this dialogue.”

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