NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly General Meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about mental illness.
The General Meeting is held in the auditorium at Good Samaritan Hospital on the second Tuesday of each month (except July, August & December). We meet at 7:00 PM, with everyone sharing information and welcoming newcomers. At 7:30 PM there is a half-hour information session on NAMI Santa Clara County activities. Our featured program presentation begins at 8:00 PM.
General Meeting, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Dr. Kim Bullock
Dr. Kim Bullock is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Neurobehavioral &Virtual Reality Clinics. Last February Dr. Bullock presented to a standing- room-only audience at the NAMI SCC office and she has graciously agreed to present again at a general meeting. Her area of expertise is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); however, she will answer questions pertaining to psychiatric illnesses in general.
Join us in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (basement of main building) at 7:30 P.M. for an informational meeting followed by the presentation and Q&A from 8-9 P.M. NOTE: Good Samaritan Hospital is located at
2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose. You can find directions by looking online.
October 11, 2016
Adrian Camp, “Madness and Voices of Understanding”
Adrian Camp (a.k.a. Adrian Bernard) is currently the manager at 2nd Story Peer Respite House in Santa Cruz. In addition to talking about his work, Adrian will share his own connection to varying states of madness, delusions, voices, broadcast thoughts and any number of experiences of extreme states toward mental health.
Adrian spent 20 years finding his way through the tumult of breakdowns, hospitalizations and persecution by others and self. Through good fortune & faith, he survived the nightmares. He found common ground with others and perceives his life thru the mental health community.
Adrian graduated from UC Santa Cruz and has been with 2nd Story Peer Respite House over the past 5 years. He has also taught every NAMI class possible. NAMI helped him to find his voice.
Join us in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (in the basement of the main building) at 7:30 P.M. for an information meeting, including voting on our slate of Board officers followed by the presentation from 8-9 P.M. including Q&A.
Audio/Video Recording of Recent Meetings
You will need an mp3 player to play the following audio files. Most modern computers will already have one installed. Winamp is a free mp3 player if your computer does not already have one.
October: Nev Jones, PhD Presentation: Engaging With Psychosis: Beyond the Status Quo –
September:. Judge Richard J. Loftus. Presentation: Mentally Ill and the California Justice System.
July: No General Meeting in July
June: Presentaton: Treatment for People with Psychotic Disorders
Speaker: Dr. Jacob Ballon — Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
May: Presentation: Healing from Within: Can Meditation Make Us Healthier?
Speaker: Bob Horowitz, M.D. — Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
April: Presentation of Documentary The Shaken Tree: Families Living with Mental Illness
Presenter: Diana Guido — Behavioral Health Department’s Office of Family
March: Presentation by Michael Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services at El Camino Hospital, and Daniel Becker, M.D. Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services at Mills Peninsula Health Services
February: Presentation by Dr Sandra Macias, Director of the Gronowski Center: “An overview of the Gronowski Clinic”
January: Presentation by Dr Victoria Stanton: “Ask the Doctor: Latest Medications”