Mental health challenges are a growing concern for employers worldwide.

Executive Summary The Problem Mental health challenges are a growing concern for employers worldwide. Increasing Prevalence Global rates of depression and anxiety have increased 15 percent to 20 percent during the last decade.1 Rising Costs The World Economic Forum projects that mental health disorders will cost nations $16.3 trillion between 2011 and 2030, which represents…

General Meeting – April 9th “Ending the Silence” Presentation

Our April General Meeting will feature an “Ending the Silence” presentation. Helping middle-school and high-school youth understand mental illness can make a big difference. Moving stories from positive role models have the power to change kids’ views. The discussion gives students the rare opportunity to ask questions about mental health challenges to people who have…

General Meeting March 12 – Self-Care for Caregivers

Nicole Steward, MSW will be our March General Meeting speaker. Nicole believes that being a caregiver has its rewards and challenges. For many of us, as we care for others, we carry much of their struggle within us, which can cause burnout. The presentation will share information on how we carry the needs of others in our bodies along with some practical self-care tools to help us thrive as we care for others.

General Meeting February 12 – Ricque Brister, MD – Understanding Brain Chemistry

Ricque Brister, MD will be our February 12 General Meeting Speaker. She will “demystify” brain chemistry for us! Understanding how different chemistry affects perception and behavior helps to banish forever the stigma behind these imbalances and the belief that if you have this different chemistry you are somehow less than. Dr. Brister helps people strive…

General Meeting – Jan 8, 7 to 9 PM – Working with Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) – 7:15 honoring Toni Tullys

Please join us at 7 P.M. in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (main building basement). At 7:15 we will honor Toni Tullys, Director of New Behavioral Health Department with a 2018 Community Merit Award, Refreshments will be served! Working with Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) January’s General Meeting speaker will be Steven Sust, MD from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Emergency…