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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BREAKING: Mental Health Reform – Tell Congress to vote YES

The Mental Health Reform legislation we have all worked hard on has been added to a bill-the 21stCentury Cures Act-that Congress will vote on as early as this week. Adding to our excitement, language supporting CIT, mental health courts and other provisions to reduce the involvement of people with mental illness in the criminal justice…

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Dual Diagnosis – Substance Use Disorder Counseling – Felicia Hermle

Dual Diagnosis and why integrated treatment is not only important but necessary was the topic. Felicia Hermle is a Substance Use Disorder Counselor at Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley is the speaker. She believes that this is a very exciting time to be in this field because we are slowly but surely making  headway…

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Judge Who Sentenced Killed Inmate Speaks Out

Judge Stephen Manley says society jails too many of its mentally ill When Michael Tyree died in a Santa Clara County jail, he had already completed a five day sentence for a minor misdemeanor charge. The judge who sentenced him, Stephen Manley of Santa Clara’s Mental Health Court sat down with Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen…

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My Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

Published on Jun 9, 2013 This is a much different video than anything I’ve done before, but its something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Thanks to the endless support of my amazing family and friends, the comfort of my faith, and the wonderful treatment I’ve received, I finally feel ready to…

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March 8, 2016 – Ask the Doctor, Rona Hu, M.D

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rona Hu will be our March General Meeting speaker. Dr. Hu is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Hu has been at Stanford since 1998. Her main interest is schizophrenia, but she also sees those with bipolar disorder and…

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Questions & Answers

Kim Bullock, M.D.
Stanford Department of Psychiatry
CBT, DBT
Questions & Answers to anything pertaining to psychiatric illnesses

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the
NAMI SCC Office (Classroom)
1150 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose 95128

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General Meeting: Creativity and Mental Illness, Dr. Sheri Johnson – Jan 12, 2016

Dr. Sheri Johnson will describe biographical & experimental studies on mood disorders and creativity. Particularly clear evidence suggests that creativity, of many different forms, is high among family members of those with bipolar disorder and those with minor experiences of manic symptoms. Mechanisms and theories about this link will be described. Dr. Johnson is a…

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Gen Meeting Residents’ Rights Workshop February 9, 2016

Disability Rights California and the Consumer Affairs program under Santa Clara County Behavioral Health will present a Residents’ Rights Workshop. This workshop will focus on informing consumers and families about their rights in licensed adult residential facilities (board and care homes), as well as relevant landlord tenant protections in licensed and unlicensed community facilities. The…

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Webinar on Mental Illness in the Workplace

Supporting those with invisible disabilities Our family, friends, and coworkers Speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) October 7th at Noon, 2nd Floor, Room 1 Webinar access available for those who would like to participate remotely Hosted by DIR’s Health and Wellness Program, Disability Advisory Committee, and Human Resources’ Employee Assistance Program The DIR…

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Silicon Valley Independent Living Center Services Workshop – Jan 26, 2016, 4-5 pm

Overview and Housing Search & Assistance  Description: This one hour workshop will provide an overview of SVILC’s services to the cross-disability community in Santa Clara County and in-depth housing search assistance including; • Basic overview of tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities • SVILC resources for conducting an effective housing search • Community resources available for housing…

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A Helping Hand in Mental Health

New pilot program at El Camino Hospital offers peer support for mental illness – by Kevin Forestieri People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try to re-integrate themselves back into society. But they don’t have to go it alone.The National Alliance on…

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General Meeting

Engaging With Psychosis: Beyond the Status Quo – Speaker: Nev Jones, PhD Dr. Jones will discuss:  Her personal experiences as well as “myths versus research” regarding psychosis, emphasizing the emerging international consensus on the variability and heterogeneity of psychotic symptoms as they play out across etiology (causes), phenomenology, course and treatment response. She will make a case…

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NAMI Santa Clara Peer PALS

NAMI Santa Clara’s Peer PALS poster presentation at the NAMI National Convention generated an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response—so much so that we were hoarse from talking to so many people!  Thanks to John Mitchem for his tireless work for the program; to John Forward for the technical support in preparing the poster; and to PALS Henry…

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Local Hero Award

Peter Newman, NAMI Santa Clara County’s Board Secretary, was recently recognized as a “Local Hero” in Assembly District 25 (represented by Chansen Chu) in a ceremony on May 28. Peter, a longtime NAMI volunteer and activist, was nominated for this award in recognition of his participation formally and informally in support groups and classes for…

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