Wahlbangers Drum Circle Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
(based in Los Angeles, CA.) dedicated to
“Banging down walls” of stress, isolation, and stigma
& building bridges to inclusion, acceptance, and contentment
with the therapeutic benefits of group drumming.
Drumming techniques help clients with the stresses of mental illness and behavioral disorders… clients have opportunities to experience success and connect with others and share experiences on a nonverbal level, which may be less threatening.
Group drumming creates focus and assists in stabilizing clients.
Our goal is to be inclusive and to make drumming available to those who do not have the opportunity or enrichment of expressing themselves musically.
For information and assistance with understanding mental illness, we suggest visiting the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)website @ www.nami.org
EVERYONE CAN PLAY!
IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE...
INSTILLS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY, EQUALITY, AND ACCEPTANCE
BUILDS GROUP CONNECTEDNESS AND COHESION
INCREASES AWARENESS OF AND EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS
ALLOWS FOR RELEASE OF FRUSTRATION
ENCORAGES MODULATION AND CONTROL OF EMOTIONS
PRACTICES WAYS OF CHANGING OR CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR
PROMOTES A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
BUILDS SELF-ESTEEM & CONFIDENCE
RELIEVES STRESS AND ANXIETY
CALMS APPREHENSION AND FEAR
Some of the Communities we serve:
Annual NAMI Walks Los Angeles County
Wahlbangers Organization is honored to support NAMI!
At the annual Nami Walks, we provide encouraging & energizing drumming
during Opening Ceremonies & at the Finish Line for all walkers & staff to help
'Bang Out Stigma'!
Metropolitan State Hospital
~ Norwalk, CA.
"Forensic Compound"; Skilled Nursing Facility
"DSH - Metropolitan LA ... offering consumer-based, integrated mental health services in a setting that encourages research, training, innovation and personal growth."
Riverside Behavioral Healthcare (Psychiatric) Center
~ Riverside, CA.
A locked psychiatric / skilled nursing treatment facility serving the needs of 120 adult clients, male and female, aged 18-64, with major mental (thought and mood) disorders.
~ Gardena, CA.
Clearview is one of a small number of nursing centers that are secured (locked) to provide a secure, safe and comfortable environment for those who can no longer safely stay in a their own homes or other open facilities due to behavior, mood and/or memory impairment.
Alliance El Monte Care Center
~ El Monte, CA.
A secured (locked) skilled nursing facility providing services to those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Psychosis, Depression, and other cognitive impairment disorders.
Alliance Cherrylee Center
~ El Monte, CA.
A secured (locked) skilled nursing facility providing services to those diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Psychosis, Depression, Anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.