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Show Your Love for Mental Health on Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2020

Giving gifts to our loved ones on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s a significant other, child, or friend, can make a difference. If you’re shopping for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day and make purchases using Amazon Smile, a portion of your sales go to NAMI California. It’s just like shopping on Amazon, but you use this customized more »

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New NAMI Cope Mental Health Program to Support California Police Officers

February 1, 2020

We are excited to share news that we’re working with the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) on a training program to provide police officers with mental health support. NAMI COPE is a resilience-building peer support program designed specifically for law enforcement, modeled on the NAMI Connection support group, a more »

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Upcoming NAMI CA 2020 Youth Symposium: April 22 in Sacramento

January 22, 2020

NAMI CA is excited to announce the date and location for our second annual Youth Symposium: April 22, 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento, California. For the “Team NAMI: Building Leadership” symposium, our program will empower and provide a space for young people and educators to become informed about the importance of ending stigma more »

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NAMI California Response to Governor Newsom’s 2020-2021 Budget

January 14, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has released his most ambitious budget to date, showing that he and his Administration aim to make sweeping improvements to behavioral health across the state.  “We are happy to see a solid priority on mental health that focuses on a multi-pronged approach to solving a complex issue,” says CEO Jessica Cruz. “It more »

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Family & Peer Support Specialist Online Training Starts Feb. 4

January 9, 2020

Do you have lived experience with a mental health condition? Are you a family member with a loved one with mental illness? Train to become a Family & Peer specialist to receive certification from NAMI California and the California Office of State Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for work in the behavioral health field. Become certified more »

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Response to News: State Funding for Homelessness

January 8, 2020

With funding for mental health and homelessness being evaluated by lawmakers, NAMI California is urging Governor Gavin Newsom to consider the voices of those most impacted by the crisis. Statement from NAMI California CEO Jessica Cruz, in response to the news reports of the Governor’s proposal to allocate state funds and review Prop 63 (the more »

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Community Input: Our 2019-2020 Surveys

January 7, 2020

We are excited to invite you to share your insights for our 2019-2020 stakeholder surveys for Diverse Communities and Families. Your anonymous responses will be incorporated into the Annual State of the Community Report on Families & Diverse Communities, created to reach and improve the experiences of diverse communities and family members of loved ones more »

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Event Alert: Unite for Change: California

January 6, 2020

NAMI California is proud to be on the host committee for “Unite for Change: California,” on Monday, January 13 in Los Angeles. The event is part of a national campaign to bring communities together in a discussion about solutions to the most pressing issues of mental illness and addiction. This event, featuring a town hall more »

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