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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks to change the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow for more flexibility in how “protected health information” can be shared, and they’re reviewing comments before they finalize these changes. Sign our petition!
For a 30-Second Survey, we asked: What have you learned during the pandemic? Have you discovered something that has changed your life for the better? Here is a selection of answers from community members.
Providing help, hope and health for those affected by serious mental illness continues to drive us. We have met these uncertain times with resolve to maintain connections with our community — physically distant but socially connected and supported. Together, we can continue to keep our communities safe.
If you are already a NAMI member, we thank you! Won’t you consider gifting a membership or making a donation in the name of a family member, friend or colleague? Giving forward helps us help individuals, families and communities impacted by mental illness.
The holidays can be a joy-filled season, but they can also be stressful and especially challenging for those impacted by mental illness. A NAMI study showed that 64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse. “For many people the holiday season is not always the most...
For National Native American Heritage Month in November, we celebrate the diverse and rich culture, history, and traditions and provide information on mental health impacts and support for California’s Native American communities.
While mental illness awareness is something we work on every day, we join others in efforts to educate and inspire the public for Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 4 to 10, 2020).While mental illness awareness is something we work on every day, we join others in efforts to educate and inspire the public for Mental…