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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DACA Adults Mental Wellness Training Workshop for Dreamers

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is providing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with the Date Un Respiro online SKY Breathing workshop at no cost, now through October 2020. SKY Breathing is an evidence-based technique which uses specific rhythms of the breath to quickly and easily eliminate stress, revitalize the nervous system, and bring greater clarity and…

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Hope Rising for Suicide Prevention Virtual Summit

Hope Rising is a global suicide prevention summit for people impacted by suicide and those who would like to help prevent it. This inspirational event will provide information, resources and opportunities for collaboration, that will enhance suicide prevention and wellness around the world. Hope Rising will feature some of the most uplifting and inspirational speakers…

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Angst – Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

In observance of Suicide Prevention Week and Month, the County of Santa Clara Suicide Prevention Program will host a virtual screening and discussion panel of Angst. This documentary film tells the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found…

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Mental Health Services Act Showcase Seminar

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is hosting two Showcases of exemplary Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs. The MHSA Showcase is an opportunity to prominently feature successful MHSA-funded programs and increase information sharing across counties and mental health plans. The Showcase presentation will highlight programs that serve unique populations. Wednesday, September 30, 9:00…

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NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 2020

NAMI Santa Clara County, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is hosting NAMIWalks Your Way Silicon Valley on October 10th from 10:00-11:00 AM. Every year since 2016, NAMIWalks entertained over 1,200 visitors for a 5k at Guadalupe Park in San Jose, CA. It is a day to celebrate the milestones in mental health, the lives we’ve lost to…

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DACA Teens Mental Wellness Training Workshop for Dreamers

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is providing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with the Date Un Respiro online SKY Breathing workshop at no cost, now through October 2020. SKY Breathing is an evidence-based technique which uses specific rhythms of the breath to quickly and easily eliminate stress, revitalize the nervous system, and bring greater clarity and…

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Family Acceptance Project Training for Providers

Family Acceptance Projects helps families to promote well-being & reduce health risks for LGBTQ Children & Youth. This one-day FREE training is for Santa Clara County providers who work in behavioral health, health care, school-based, out-of-home and faith based settings. Fall 2020 Dates: Tuesday October 27th or Monday November 23rd Time: 9:00 am – 4:30…

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TOWNHALL WITH SENATOR BEALL

Join us for an  online Town Hall with Senator Beall Saturday JULY 25, 2020 Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Topics include: Update On Legislative Issues Concerning Mental Health – Housing, Treatment, Parity Click The Link Below To View The Town Hall View the Town Hall Recording      Attachments jimbeall_final (3 MB)Senator Beall townhall (283 kB)

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Attend NAMI National Convention

We are grateful for your patience and support as we transformed our canceled in-person NAMICon into a virtual event. We are excited to announce that no cost registration is now open for NAMICon 2020, a Virtual Event, taking place July 13–14. If you would like to join the NAMICon 2020 virtual meeting, use this link and password: https://www.namiconvirtual.org Password: nami2020 REGISTER TODAY…

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NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health: “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care…

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The NAMI Homefront Online Quarter 1, 2020

Thank you for signing up to receive more information about NAMI Homefront Online! We’re pleased to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the following sessions*: Eastern Daytime, Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET, Starting Jan. 29 Eastern Evening, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET, Starting Jan. 27 (skip 2/17) Pacific Evening, Tuesdays, 6:30…

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NAMI Raises Awareness by Dispelling Harmful Myths About Mental Illness

Partners And Events See our Awareness partners or events below to see how you can share or participate in raising awareness AND DONATE TO OUR NAMIWalks until November 2019! Click here for the 2019 Mental Health Month Partners Campaign Guide. Keep current on additional events and changes to this page and follow NAMI on social media for…

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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…

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End of year letter 2018 and Factsheet 2017

It has been a year of extraordinary accomplishments for NAMI Santa Clara County, due in large part to our staff, our board, and a wonderful, large corps of volunteers, all of whom have contributed over 25,000 hours to our efforts.

NAMI Santa Clara County Factsheet 2015 covers budget history as well as details about all the affiliate has to offer.

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NOW ENROLLING: NAMI Homefront

We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. That’s why NAMI offers NAMI Homefront online! NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session program for family, friends and significant others of military service members and veterans. The class helps families understand what the service member/veteran is experiencing related to trauma,…

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NAMI Santa Clara County 40+ Celebration – SEE THE VIDEO HERE!!

The Celebration took place on April 26 at the Elk’s Lodge, and was a huge success as well as a wonderful celebration of NAMI Santa Clara County’s 40 plus years of service to our community. Our speakers and guests included an introduction to the event by Alan Hersh, our emcee and a Family-to-Family teacher, followed…

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DBT Skills Training – Elizabeth Bellows, M.D.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4-5 P.M “DBT Skills Training“ – Elizabeth Bellows, M.D., invites you to experience DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Training. It will include demonstrations from 4 skills modules: emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness.. WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4-5 P.M. WHERE: NAMI SCC Classroom (1150 S. Bascom Ave,…

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