General Meeting, Tuesday April 14th, “Ask The Therapist” Teleconference

Meet Lesa Pescali in an “ASK THE THERAPIST” Teleconference Lesa has her Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling and Education from Santa Clara University. For the past 16 years she has been working with clients suffering from neurological disabilities as well as veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health conditions. Lesa also works with families…

General Meeting, Tue., Nov. 12 — Motivational Interviewing, Brianne Baker

The speaker for our November General Meeting is Brianne Baker, LMFT, Adult Outpatient Manager at El Camino Hospital’s new Scrivner Center. She will tell us about Motivational Interviewing, discussing how this approach is used to engage people in making behavior changes that support health and wellness. Motivational Interviewing was created by William Miller and Stephen…

General Meeting-May 14 “Creating Mental Health Friendly Congregations”

For many years individuals have been working to make faith communities more open to and supportive of people with mental health challenges as well as their families. Our May 14th General Meeting will feature a panel of speakers from current partners of NAMI-Santa Clara County’s FaithNet, who are educating and motivating their congregations. Our panel…

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…