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.…Details
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.…Details
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 408-453-0400 x 3125 Register your team for NAMIWalks Silicon Valley and raise $100…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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.Details
Sharon LeClaire in working with Faith Net is starting a new Help support group.
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Dr. Tom Tarshis, Bay Area Children’s Association September 20161st NAMIWalks Silicon Valley in San Jose As most mental health consumers are aware,there are drastic differences in the ability of youth and families to receive mental health treatment as compared to treatment for other illnesses. The mental health system is a confusing, fragmented and hard-to-access system…Details
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…Details
Did you know that NAMI SCC now has three Peer Mentor Programs? And this is what the April General Meeting was all about: Peer PALS, Mentors on Discharge and Community Peers. Cindy McCalmont, Peer PALS Advisor & Mentors on Discharge Manager; and David DeTata, Peer PALS Coordinator, along with participating peers & mentors talked about exciting…Details
As seen on NBC BAY AREA PROUD: South Bay Artist, Michael Rogan, Vietnam War Vet, Inspiration Behind Successful Santa Clara County Mental Health Program, PeerPals.
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We are pleased to announce that Toni Tullys, director of SCC Department of Behavioral Health Services, is our June General Meeting speaker. Toni has more than 20 years of experience in executive and senior management roles with an extensive background in public behavioral health and community health services. Toni became the director of BHS at…Details
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition…Details