The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown
Daring Greatly, Brené Brown
I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brené Brown
The Power Of Now, Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Cutting, Steven Levenkron
A Bright Red Scream, Marilee Strong
Anger, Thich Nhat Hanh
Seeking Peace, Mary Pipher
Skin Game, Caroline Kettlewell
Bodily Harm, Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader
This Is Not The Story You Think It Is, Laura Munson
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Stitches, Anne Lamott
Beautiful Boy, David Sheff
Augusta, Gone, Martha Tod Dudman
Swallow The Ocean, Laura Flynn
Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons
The Heavy, Dara-Lynn Weiss
The Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer
Eating With Your Anorexic, Laura Collins
Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup


NAMI Ventura County information






Family-To-Family class.

Family-to-Family is a new concept in education for families and others who are affected by serious mental illness: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder including co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. The course was written by experienced family member and mental health professionals, and is taught by family members who have completed the course and are specially trained to teach the course to others. To register, visit the Nami Ventura website.

Family and Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families. Learn more about Family and Friends here. To register for a F&F webinar through NAMI Ventura County click here.

Ending The Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Learn more about Ending the Silence. Ventura County: To request a presentation click here.

Basics On Demand

NAMI Basics OnDemand

NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics OnDemand is an adaptation of the in-person course offered in 43 states by NAMI affiliates. Learn more here.

Other Resources

Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE Alternatives)
1 (800) 366-8288

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI – Ventura County

National Eating Disorders Association

National Institute of Mental Health

To Write Love On Her Arms

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255

Libero Network

Stigma Fighters

Active Minds

Bring Change To Mind

Postpartum Progress

Eating Disorder Resources for Collge Students

Brené Brown, Ph.D.

Eckhart Tolle