Community Conversations

My community. My voice. Our change Please join us for a Community Conversation group focused on the mental health and substance use service needs of the community on Feb 12th, 2022. NAMI Santa Clara County is collaborating with the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department to host a Community Conversation focus group to gather community input…

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Together For Wellness – CalHope Research Study by UCLA

  The Together for Wellness Team invites you all to participate in their study. They will use this information to understand how the new website can be more helpful. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.  What you need to complete this survey Access to the internet. About an hour of your time  It…

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CalHope offer crisis counseling for those affected by federal declaration of emergency. It offers resources and information to help people find their way during difficult times.

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June 5th 2021 Kick-Off Event, NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 2021!

Free food, free entertainment, free smiles! Thank you for all our volunteers and everyone who stopped by to say hello! If you haven’t watched the entertainment yet, please click HERE or watch the video below!     Don’t forget to register for NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 2021! Please check the register button below!   Attachments KOE…

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Come Advocate for Laura’s Law

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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Laura’s Law Benefits for Santa Clara County

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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Community Mobile Response (CMR) Program – Let us know what you think!

Find more information on MHSA’s website! PRIMARY PROBLEM 1. Individuals experiencing mental health crises often interact with police and emergency departments. For communities that are historically unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served, interacting with law enforcement can be a frightening, distressing, and even deadly experience. 2. Communities with historical trauma because of police brutality and negative…

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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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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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