• NEW: NAMI California Advocacy Action Center

    Find resources for advocates, information on current mental health legislation and policy, and our advocacy event calendar. Learn more about the NAMI CA advocacy team and find your local and statewide policymakers. The action center will be regularly updated to include the status on each of our supported bills, including how you can help them move through the legislature.

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Warning Added to Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’ Thanks to YOU

March 23, 2018

Thanks to the advocacy of our members and mental health advocates around the country, Netflix will be adding a suicide trigger warning video before each episode of the next season of “13 Reasons Why.” The video will feature resources for youth and parents to address suicide, sexual assault, and other themes in the program. Netflix more »

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NAMI California Advocates at the Capitol’s Behavioral Health Wellness Fair

March 12, 2018

On February 28th, individuals participated in a Behavioral Health Wellness Fair at the Capitol in Sacramento. The day consisted of members meeting with elected officials, sharing resources through a wellness fair, and an opportunity to attend an informational hearing led by Senator Pan titled, “Mental Health Delivery: The Global Forefront” focused on hearing from implemented more »

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San Diego vs. Siskiyou: Researchers Find Stark Disparities in Senior Mental Health Care Across Counties

January 29, 2018

A California Health Report article by Lisa Renner explores a new study released Thursday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research detailing inadequacies and inconsistencies in older adult mental health here in California. The research found that quality of services for seniors with serious mental illness varies depending on the county, and that older more »

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