Governor Newsom’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 State Budget – Mental Health Issues

January 15, 2019

Governor Newsom’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 State Budget – Mental Health Issues County 1991 Realignment Mental Health Growth Restoration ($84 million GF): The Governor proposes to increase General Fund support for the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program by $241.7 million and discontinue the redirection of counties’ 1991 Realignment Mental Health Growth and county indigent health revenues. more »

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Monthly Mental Health Story: Irene Sherman

January 7, 2019

My son, Joe, now 56 years old, had such promise as a youth. When he was in elementary school, he made up board games that were very complex but also intrigued all the neighborhood children. He also organized dog shows, a summer weekly newspaper and an elaborate annual Halloween haunted house in our garage. He more »

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Upcoming Cultural Competence Webinar Series Announced

December 13, 2018

NAMI California’s three-part Cultural and Linguistic Competence Online Curriculum was created with support from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) to enhance NAMI affiliate and community partners’ capacity to better serve and meaningfully engage diverse racial/ethnic communities. Diversity encompasses understanding, respecting, embracing, preserving, and celebrating experiences and perspectives that are different from our own. more »

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Represent Recovery – Juanita Pena

December 10, 2018

Our latest episode of Represent Recovery has been published. This is the story of Juanita Pena of Napa. Pena works with Napa Citizens for Mental Health, who runs NAMI’s signature programs under NAMI Solano. Her 35-year-old daughter was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 14 and currently lives in a group home residential more »

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LA-based musician TRACE releases new single titled “Anxiety”

December 6, 2018

Meet TRACE, an LA-based musician, whose powerful history with anxiety has driven her music and her passion to creating conversation about mental health awareness. TRACE invites you to MEET ANXIETY. With her new song + video out now, she captures the range of feelings anxiety can bring to our society. Her story even made its way to Forbes Thursday more »

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Peer-to-Peer is now moving out of pilot stage!

  If you have bought the materials with the pilot, please read below: Following the NAMI P2P training pilots this summer and fall, we’ve made some adjustments to both NAMI P2P Trainer Manuals and NAMI P2P Training Materials required for the in-person P2P training. If you have a training coming up this or next month more »

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Registration Now Open For NAMI Homefront Online Classes

December 5, 2018

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery. more »

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