NAMI Holiday Gift Drive 2017

Please join us this Holiday Season by donating items for our Gift Bags which will be delivered to over 600 consumers at local Hospitals, Self-help Centers, Churches and Homeless Shelters. We need the following items for men and women: Socks Scarves & Gloves Winter Hats Granola or Power Bars Travel size toiletries Decks of Playing Cards…

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Registration is NOW OPEN for NAMI Homefront Online Classes

9/29/2017 We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. That’s why NAMI is proud to announce that we now offer NAMI Homefront online! NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session program for family, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans. The class helps families understand what…

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NAMI SCC Seeking Deputy Director

The purpose of this role is to support the executive director in carrying out the mission of NAMI Santa Clara County. The Deputy Director is responsible for coordinating the organization’s staff and volunteers, as well as its programs. In addition, the Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of NAMI…

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September 12 General Meeting – Ask the Doctor and Update on Medications

It’s been a while since we’ve had a general meeting dedicated to updating us on psych medications with the opportunity to “Ask the Doctor.” On September 12, Dr. Vijay Jethanandani will be our speaker. He originally trained as a surgeon but switched to psychiatry when he came to the U.S. from India in 1983. Join…

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NAMI and Advocacy: Staying United in the Face of Challenging Times

NAMI and Advocacy: Staying United in the Face of Challenging Times By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Jun. 16, 2017   As I’ve been thinking about the upcoming NAMI National Convention, I wanted to share some reflections with all of you on advocacy—recognizing that not everyone will be able to attend at the end of June.…

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Check out the Mental Health Channel

What is the Mental Health Channel? We’re a channel like you’d see on cable, but on the web. It’s where all TV is headed, so this is our primary platform. You’ll find MHC content here, on BigThink.com, Upworthy.com, YouTube and Facebook. But also on TV channels like PBS, and on university campuses across the country.…

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Social Security Disability – Q&A

Social Security Disability—Q&A

Questions about Social Security Benefits? The website www.SSDRC.com, written by a former disability examiner, addresses many of questions that arise naturally from claimants and their families. There is also a special link, that specifically pertains to bipolar disorder.

I Love Being Me – NAMIWalks Silicon Valley KickOff

THANKS TO ALL FOR BEEING THERE!!!  I Love Being Me NAMIWalks Silicon Valley KickOff/Informational Meeting 5 p.m. Free Reception with Food, Fun and Prizes 6 p.m. Program   We would like to hear from you!  Email your FIRST and LAST Name to Dyane Hendricks dhendricks@namisantaclara.org 408-453-0400 x 3125     Register your team for NAMIWalks Silicon Valley and raise $100…

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Talking Art: Side Effects May Include

 In 2012, Tamara Staples’ sister committed suicide using drugs that had been prescribed for her bipolar disorder by multiple doctors and filled at multiple pharmacies. After her death, Tamara asked her sister’s husband to send her the contents of her medicine cabinet. He sent several large boxes that included both pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications. There…

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NAMI Santa Clara County 40+ Celebration – SEE THE VIDEO HERE!!

The Celebration took place on April 26 at the Elk’s Lodge, and was a huge success as well as a wonderful celebration of NAMI Santa Clara County’s 40 plus years of service to our community. Our speakers and guests included an introduction to the event by Alan Hersh, our emcee and a Family-to-Family teacher, followed…

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May is Mental Health Matters Month

1.May is Mental Health Matters Month! Did you know that half of us will have a mental health challenge in our lifetime? Help us spread awareness of the importance of mental health by sharing this post. 2. Did you know that lime green is the national color of mental health awareness? Show your support by…

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July 9: NAMI Hearts & Minds Workshop

Did you know that maintaining good physical health helps your mental health as well? Did you know that simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce your risk of serious medical conditions and make you feel better both physically and mentally?  To learn how healthy lifestyle choices can lead to physical and mental well-being for a lifetime,…

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General Meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Soo Jung, SCC Supportive Housing

Soo Jung, MA, is a Senior Manager of the Office of Supportive Housing for Santa Clara County. In this role, she oversees the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, manages housing resources and services, and streamlines referrals to provide support to the most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals in the county. Soo has been working for Santa…

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May 9, 2017 General Meeting – All About CIT and 5150

Kathryn Parlet and Police Officer Juan de Dios Tovar are our May general meeting speakers. Ms. Parlet will provide up-to-date information about 5150 and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program and will answer questions. San Jose Police Officer Juan de Dios Tovar is very well known in the community who helps with mental health concerns. He is…

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Kathy Forward: Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley 2017 Honoree

We are delighted to share with you that this week our FCS Circle of Support Committee selected you, Kathy Forward, and your work on behalf of NAMI Silicon Valley, as our 2017 Circle of Support Honoree. Congratulations on this esteemed recognition and the wonderful partnership we appreciate with you and all you represent for our…

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DBT Skills Training – Elizabeth Bellows, M.D.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4-5 P.M “DBT Skills Training“ – Elizabeth Bellows, M.D., invites you to experience DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Training. It will include demonstrations from 4 skills modules: emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness.. WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4-5 P.M. WHERE: NAMI SCC Classroom (1150 S. Bascom Ave,…

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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…

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End of year letter 2016 and Factsheet 2015

It has been a year of extraordinary accomplishments for NAMI Santa Clara County, due in large part to our staff, our board, and a wonderful, large corps of volunteers, all of whom have contributed over 25,000 hours to our efforts.

NAMI Santa Clara County Factsheet 2015 covers budget history as well as details about all the affiliate has to offer.

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One down, one to go!

One down, one to go! On November 30th, the House overwhelmingly voted 392-26 to pass H.R. 34, which includes Mental Health Reform! H.R. 34 also includes language supporting CIT, mental health courts and investments to keep people with mental illness out of jail and in the care they need. Thank your Representatives who voted yes and tell your Senators…

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General Meeting Tuesday, January 10,2017 – Linsey Utzinger, Ph.D, Anxiety Disorders.

Linsey Utzinger, Ph.D will be the General Meeting Speaker for Tuesday, January10,2017. Her topic will be on Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Linsey Utzinger is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with…

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