The NAMI California 2021 Annual Conference presents another opportunity for meaningful discussion on mental health and the ability to reflect and connect with peers statewide. It will feature workshops, policy discussions and leaders sharing their experiences and recommendations about how we can work together toward mental health parity. This will be our second virtual conference, which allows us to reach new members. Keynote speakers include Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Department Mark Ghaly, David and Marla Thomas, hosts of the Mental Health…
Mental health disparities among diverse populations are issues that deserve our attention and action. To achieve mental health parity, we must move beyond a cookie-cutter approach and work towards solutions that address each community’s unique needs. COVID-19 continues to underscore the need for action and we can work together and help make it happen. On October 13, NAMI California is hosting our annual Multicultural Symposium. This year’s theme is Boldly Advocating for Equity, with an emphasis on legislative pathways…
Together, we can raise more mental health awareness in underrepresented populations so they can get the mental health care they need to overcome obstacles and live healthy, fulfilling lives in a community that cares.
Language we use in our verbal and written communications can be supportive or hurtful to those impacted by mental health conditions. Here are some examples of what to say — and not to say — about mental health.
A mental health crisis deserves a mental health response. Individuals and families should be assured they will get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. We are working every day to ensure better outcomes.
Good news. The California Department of Health has updated its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility guidance for March 15 to specifically include those with serious mental illness in the “People with High-Risk Medical Conditions or Disabilities.”
NAMI CA is working with the CARE (Crisis and Recovery Enhancement) Technical Assistance Center to help people in crisis, by presenting a series of webinars for peers and those employing peers in the public mental health system.