General Meeting, Tue June 8th, “Housing That Heals”

Our June speakers, Teresa Pasquini & Lauren Rettagliata, will present their “Housing That Heals” story—a call to action that encourages local, state, and federal policy makers and community partners to think beyond the Housing First model and focus first on building a continuum of care for those who live with serious mental illnesses. Housing That…

General Meeting, Tue May 11th, “Celebrating Faith & Spirituality in Mental Health Recovery— & the Faith Communities that Make It Possible”

Come to the general meeting to be inspired. We’ll hear testimonials from individuals for whom spirituality is a cornerstone of their wellness and recovery. We’ll see an excerpt from a powerful new movie produced by Congregation Beth Am that documents its mental health support group, Beit R’fuah, House of Healing. We’ll honor twenty congregations in…

General Meeting, Tue Jan 12th, Suicide Prevention

The January 12, 2021 presentation by Mego Lien will showcase the County of Santa Clara’s Suicide Prevention (SP) Program, which was developed in 2010 in response to a cluster of suicides that took place in Palo Alto high schools. With the overall goal of reducing and preventing suicides in Santa Clara County, the SP Program applies a community-wide, preventative, and public health approach to the issue of suicide.

Personalized Treatments for Mood Disorders – Dr. Leanne Williams

Dr. Leanne Williams, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, will be presenting “Personalized Treatments for Mood Disorders.” Through the advancements in neuroscience, neuroimaging, technology and digital innovation, researchers have been able to better understand the brain, detect mental disorders, tailor interventions and promote wellness. Dr. Williams will discuss the…

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services

We’re starting our Fall lineup with the Interim and Deputy Directors of SCC Behavioral Health Services and Valley Medical Center’s COO-Behavioral Health Services. They will discuss how COVID-19 has affected the mental health system and its programs, and how they are working together to improve systems of care. Sherri Terao, Interim Director, Santa Clara County…