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Upcoming Meetings

Evening "Zoom Room" Meeting for Parents of Teens & Young Adults

Support group meeting for parents of young adults (18+), facilitated by Certified Parent Coach, Sarah MacKay Lynch. Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. 


Space is limited, so sign up now!

Next Zoom Meetings:     

          April 18

          May 16

          June 20                 



For More Information,

Please Contact:

Our Family Sanity Partners offer monthly meetings you may want to attend:

Willows in the Wind On-line Parent Support Groups

Three Meetings Monthly.

For information and registration for upcoming meetings, please go to: 


SF Parent Support Virtual Support Group

- More info on groups at

- To sign up for a support group, go to:

- For a link to meetings, as well as to join their online parent community forum, please contact:

Please Donate Today

Family Sanity is almost 9 years old.  We have helped hundreds of families who have teens and young adults coping with mental illness.  The non-profit organization is run by a very small staff of parent volunteers.  We'd love to be able to expand our services, but our resources are limited.  

As you may already know, our fundraising efforts at this point have mainly come from the sales of artwork created by Lisa Scimens, our founder ( We are very grateful to a few very generous folks who have provided additional funding and we'd like to increase those funding sources.

If you value the work Family Sanity does, please make a donation by clicking the button above in the right hand corner or by sending a check to:

Family Sanity

855 Longridge Road

Oakland, CA 94610


Our tax ID is: 82-3381906


               In the Media...

It's not exactly uplifting news, but important nonetheless.

Teen Girls 'Engulfed' in Violence and Trauma, CDC Finds

"Teen girls across the United States are “engulfed in a growing wave of violence and trauma,” according to federal researchers who released data Monday showing increases in rape and sexual violence, as well as record levels of feeling sad or hopeless." ...

Read more here...

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New!  Book Club
with Parent Coach Sarah MacKay Lynch


There are  so many good books out there on mental health.  But do you feel like you don't have enough time to read and really absorb them? What if you were in a discussion group with other parents who had an older teen or young adult with similar mental health issues?  Well, our parent coach has started a book group.  It will meet weekly on Zoom.  First book is "Failure to Launch" by Mark McConville, PhD.


To find out more, please email Sarah at

Family Sanity Special Event: Autism Connects

Monday, May 1 7:30pm (via Zoom)


Do you have an older teen or a young adult with Autism?  Are you wondering what their options are after high school?  Is having them live at home getting more and more difficult?  Do you want to know about special programs or schools for them? Are you wondering if there are services provided by your state that you should explore?


If this is your situation, please join us for a special event with other parents of autistic young people.  Please feel free to invite your partner or a friend.


To register, please go to:


Hope to see you,


Family Sanity Founder


Stay Connected with Online Support Meetings

Parents of teens and young adults who are dealing with mental health issues may be having a more difficult time than others during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Family Sanity, along with Willows in the Wind and SF NAMI Parent Support, have joined together to offer six monthly parent support meetings, live online via

The groups originate in the Bay Area, but thanks to this online technology we have parents coming from all over the U.S. The  groups are conducted by the organizations’ leaders or trained facilitators, as well as our certified parent coach, Sarah MacKay Lynch. 

Information about how to join the groups here

Questions?  Feel free to email, or call


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