Blog articles from NAMI Santa Clara County

Reframing a Mental Health Crisis Through 988

By Moryt Milo When 988 goes live on July 16, a tsunami-size sea change will be felt in the mental health community. The new three-digit number for suicide prevention and mental health crisis services will shift the country away from calling 911 and triggering a police response. The new number, which replaces the National Suicide…

Out of Trauma Can Come Life-Changing Growth

In a world bombarded by wars, pandemics and civil unrest, how do individuals dealing with traumatic experiences make it through? How do they overcome the pain? There is a way through because people are resilient, and it starts with the right strategies, one called Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), where a positive change can occur in people…

Dr. Manpreet Singh

Dr. Manpreet Singh Discusses Family-Focused Psychotherapy for At-Risk Youth Vulnerable to Bipolar Disorder

By Moryt Milo When Dr. Manpreet Singh, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, talks about the future for those with bipolar disorder, she is optimistic that early intervention and prevention can change the outcome for at-risk youth. Evidence from her clinical studies shows that family-focused psychotherapy can reduce…

Coping with the Holidays

The holiday season is supposed to be a time full of joy, parties and gatherings with friends and families. But the holidays can be a difficult time for many persons dealing with: Personal Grief, Loneliness, Illnesses of all Kinds, Economic Concerns, Separation From Family Members and Relationship Issues Like Separation or Divorce.   We talk…

Living and Working with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) is Doable, According to Marjorie Baldwin

By Moryt Milo Life has a funny way of testing one’s mettle. Marjorie Baldwin, then professor at East Carolina University, never imagined her years of research in employment discrimination toward those with disabilities would turn personal. Yet that’s exactly what happened fourteen years into her career when her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Baldwin’s work…