Laura’s Law Benefits for Santa Clara County by Navah Statman

The Health and Hospital Committee of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on March 24 to discuss whether to implement Laura’s Law in Santa Clara County, or opt out of the program. This an opportunity for you to urge the supervisors to implement the program in Santa Clara County. NAMI Santa Clara County supports the implementation of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), Laura’s Law and is asking the County not to opt out of implementing the program!

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A.B. 1976 Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Community Feedback

In September 2020 Governor Newsom Signed AB 1976 into law. AB 1976 updates Laura’s law, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), one of the provisions of this update is a new rule that counties have to implement AOT unless the county chooses to opt-out By May 1st, 2021. The changes were discussed at the Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Committee. The Behavioral Health Services Department presented a report on February 17 describing the various programs currently run by the department. They indicated that they expect to send a report in April to the Board of Supervisors, recommending that Santa Clara County opt-out of the program.

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FREE EVENT: BEDLAM Screening and Panel

Watch the Panel on our YouTube by clicking HERE!   It isn’t too late to watch Bedlam! Please click HERE to watch on PBS! This is a panel with Dr. Rosenberg, Sen. Jim Beall, David Mineta, and one of NAMI-SCC’s Peer Mentors, Allison Murray. They will discuss the issue of housing and the importance of…

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New Year’s Holiday Drive 2020

New Year’s Holiday Drive 2020 This holiday season, NAMI-Santa Clara County will distribute gifts to our brothers and sisters in hospitals, self-help centers, board and care homes, veterans centers, and homeless shelters. On January 26th and 27th, they will start their new year with a gift from us – adult coloring books for stress-relief and…

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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.

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General Meeting, Tue Nov 10th, Impacts Of Vicarious Trauma

Our upcoming General Meeting speakers are with El Camino Hospital’s Scrivner Center for Mental Health and Addiction Services. Brianne Baker, LMFT, is Adult Outpatient Manager and Laura Tannenwald, LMFT, is Senior Program Therapist of Addiction Services. They will talk about the impacts of vicarious trauma and what you can do about it. The pandemic has…

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Connection Recovery Support Group

Connection is open to all! Drop in for a FREE Zoom session on M/Th/Sun and share what’s bothering you. This isn’t a therapy session, but a place to share your frustrations and socialize in a judgment free zone. Email: Connection@namisantaclara.org for more information. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for…

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