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
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…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
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details