NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly General Meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about mental illness.

The General Meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month (except July, August & December) in the auditorium at Good Samaritan Hospital, 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose. Door opens and sign-in begins at 7:00 PM. At 7:15 PM there will be NAMI announcements followed by our speaker from 7:30-8:30 PM.

General Meeting – June 11th – Latest Research on Schizophrenia

At every General Meeting you can join us LIVE on our Facebook page if you are not able to attend! Dr. Jong Yoon will present about two new neuroimaging studies of schizophrenia being conducted at Stanford. Each study involves novel approaches for measuring brain differences that may serve as markers or clues to the mechanism…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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NAMI-SCC General Meeting Nov. 2018

November’s General Meeting speaker is Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD at Stanford. She will discuss OCD treatment advances. Standard first-line treatments for OCD may not provide sufficient relief of OCD symptoms for all those seeking care; thus, there is an urgent need for alternative treatments. Dr. Rodriguez will summarize her recent work in novel medication, therapy…

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October 9th General Meeting: Mary Barrea, Independent Living Center (SVILC)

October’s General Meeting speaker is Mary Barrea, Housing Coordinator at the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC), a disability justice organization that creates fully inclusive communities. SVILC offers a variety of services. Among these are their housing program which assists community members in their search for affordable and accessible housing in Santa Clara County. SVILC offers…

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General Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 – Barbara Loebner and Gary Loebner

September’s General Meeting speakers will be Barbara and Gary Loebner. Barbara, an experienced attorney and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, will discuss the importance of basic estate plan documents to managing your long-term needs and those of your children. You will learn how planning can avoid probate and how to authorize people you trust to…

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General Meeting, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Community Living Coalition

Community Living Coalition, Panel Presentation May’s general meeting presentation will focus on the Community Living Coalition, a collaboration between independent living home operators, peer providers and other behavioral health providers, residents, family members and community stakeholders. The panel will: Introduce the problem resulting in the need for independent living coalitions and the status of coalitions…

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NAMIWalks Silicon Valley

We welcome anyone interested in joining our NAMIWalks SV SCC committee. We are working on all the details of the walk, and welcome your participation. For more information: Contact Walk Manager: Shanna Webb  swebb@namisantaclara.org 408.453.0400 x3125 FAX 408.453.2100 For general volunteer information click here.

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General Meeting, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

General Meeting, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Dr. Nolan Williams, Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation Therapy People with severe depression are experiencing hopeful results with brain-stimulation treatment Our February speaker, Dr. Nolan Williams, a psychiatrist and neurologist, is the director of Stanford’s Brain Stimulation Laboratory. Dr. Williams and his associate, Dr. Keith Sudheimer, are conducting a unique…

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General Meeting, Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Our January 2018 speaker, Michael Mantz, MD, MH, will be discussing the latest science on what goes into creating a strong brain, mind and nervous system. He will talk about how recent scientific evidence demonstrates that what we eat, how we sleep, who we connect with, how we feel, and how we move our bodies…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 General Meeting  

“In Our Own Voice” Presentation   Through the live stories of two presenters, In Our Own Voice explores the reality of living with mental illness. Speaking from their own lived experiences, the presenters walk audience through five chapters of recovery: Dark Days; Acceptance; Treatment; Coping Skills & Successes; Hopes & Dreams. As they do so, the presenters…

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General Meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Soo Jung, SCC Supportive Housing

Soo Jung, MA, is a Senior Manager of the Office of Supportive Housing for Santa Clara County. In this role, she oversees the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, manages housing resources and services, and streamlines referrals to provide support to the most vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals in the county. Soo has been working for Santa…

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May 9, 2017 General Meeting – All About CIT and 5150

Kathryn Parlet and Police Officer Juan de Dios Tovar are our May general meeting speakers. Ms. Parlet will provide up-to-date information about 5150 and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program and will answer questions. San Jose Police Officer Juan de Dios Tovar is very well known in the community who helps with mental health concerns. He is…

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General Meeting, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Dr. Kim Bullock

  Dr. Kim Bullock is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Neurobehavioral &Virtual Reality Clinics. Last February Dr. Bullock presented to a standing- room-only audience at the NAMI SCC office and she has graciously agreed to present…

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Lectures by Sir Robin Murray

Renowned British researcher Sir Robin MacGregor Murray, MD, will be giving four public lectures in the SF Bay Area. Dr. Murray is the professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London and one of the most influential researchers in psychiatry today.  All events are free. Download printable PDF file “Psychosis: Update on…

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Dual Diagnosis – Substance Use Disorder Counseling – Felicia Hermle

Dual Diagnosis and why integrated treatment is not only important but necessary was the topic. Felicia Hermle is a Substance Use Disorder Counselor at Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley is the speaker. She believes that this is a very exciting time to be in this field because we are slowly but surely making  headway…

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NAMIWalks Silicon Valley

NAMIWalks Silicon Valley We welcome anyone interested in joining our NAMIWalks SV SCC committee. We are working on all the details of the walk, and welcome your participation. For more information: Contact Walk Manager: Shanna Webb  swebb@namisantaclara.org 408.453.0400 x3125 FAX 408.453.2100 For general volunteer information click here.

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March 8, 2016 – Ask the Doctor, Rona Hu, M.D

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rona Hu will be our March General Meeting speaker. Dr. Hu is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Hu has been at Stanford since 1998. Her main interest is schizophrenia, but she also sees those with bipolar disorder and…

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Gen Meeting Residents’ Rights Workshop February 9, 2016

Disability Rights California and the Consumer Affairs program under Santa Clara County Behavioral Health will present a Residents’ Rights Workshop. This workshop will focus on informing consumers and families about their rights in licensed adult residential facilities (board and care homes), as well as relevant landlord tenant protections in licensed and unlicensed community facilities. The…

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Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition…

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General Meeting: Creativity and Mental Illness, Dr. Sheri Johnson – Jan 12, 2016

Dr. Sheri Johnson will describe biographical & experimental studies on mood disorders and creativity. Particularly clear evidence suggests that creativity, of many different forms, is high among family members of those with bipolar disorder and those with minor experiences of manic symptoms. Mechanisms and theories about this link will be described. Dr. Johnson is a…

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Silicon Valley Independent Living Center Services Workshop – Jan 26, 2016, 4-5 pm

Overview and Housing Search & Assistance  Description: This one hour workshop will provide an overview of SVILC’s services to the cross-disability community in Santa Clara County and in-depth housing search assistance including; • Basic overview of tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities • SVILC resources for conducting an effective housing search • Community resources available for housing…

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General Meeting: June 2015

June: Presentaton: Treatment for People with Psychotic Disorders Speaker: Dr. Jacob Ballon — Santa Clara Valley Medical Center NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly…

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General Meeting – Engaging With Psychosis: Beyond the Status Quo – Speaker:

Engaging With Psychosis: Beyond the Status Quo – Speaker: Nev Jones, PhD Dr. Jones will discuss:  Her personal experiences as well as “myths versus research” regarding psychosis, emphasizing the emerging international consensus on the variability and heterogeneity of psychotic symptoms as they play out across etiology (causes), phenomenology, course and treatment response. She will make a case…

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General Meeting: May 2015

NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly General Meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about mental illness. The General Meeting is…

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General Meeting, March 2015: Michael Fitzgerald

NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly General Meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about mental illness. The General Meeting is…

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General Meeting, February 2015: Presentation by Dr Sandra Macias

NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly General Meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about mental illness. The General Meeting is…

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General Meeting, January 2015: Presentation by Dr Victoria Stanton

NAMI Santa Clara County in collaboration with Good Samaritan Hospital brings a reputable community expert to speak about one of the critical areas which directly impact the quality of life for those affected by a mental illness. This monthly General Meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about mental illness. The General Meeting is…

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