Get One-On-One Consultations with
 NAMI WLA Mental Health Clinical
 Advocate Sharon Dunas

Family Resources Available

This is a resource for NAMI Westside LA members who have loved ones living with mental health conditions.

Are you looking for help handling a loved one’s mental health crisis or threats of suicide? 

Want to understand better and respond to a loved one experiencing psychosis (delusions, hallucinations, hearing voices)?

Would you need to learn about resources to help adjust to and manage family dynamics (siblings, partners, and the entire family)?

Sharon Dunas is a longtime facilitator of NAMI WLA support groups and a teacher of Family-to-Family classes and has her own Learn Coping Skills private practice as a family therapist.


Learn Communications Skills
  • Making crisis calls.
  • Talking to a loved one thinking about.
  • Using reflective listening.
  • Using Dr. Xavier Amador's LEAP method
    health crisis or threats of suicide? Want to
    (Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner).
Lean About Resources
  • Clinics and residential treatment centers.
  • Psychiatrists and mental Health Therapists.
  • Disability insurance.
  • Conservatorships.
Learn Coping Skills
  • Mindfulness, meditation, and guided
  • Self-care.

24-hour response time

Monday – Friday Office hrs 9am – 6pm

For a crisis or emergency, call 988