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 February 12 – Ricque Brister, MD – Understanding Brain Chemistry

Ricque Brister, MD will be our February 12 General Meeting Speaker. She will “demystify” brain chemistry for us! Understanding how different chemistry affects perception and behavior helps to banish forever the stigma behind these imbalances and the belief that if you have this different chemistry you are somehow less than. Dr. Brister helps people strive…

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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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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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2018 Mental Health Services Act County Programs

NAMI California is pleased to present our 2018 Mental Health Services Act County Programs: Transforming Mental Health Delivery report. DOWNLOAD COMPLETE REPORT HERE You will need a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat in order to download this file. Nearly 14 years ago, Californians voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Californians recognized…

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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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NOW ENROLLING: NAMI Homefront Online Quarter 4

We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. That’s why NAMI is proud to announce that we now offer 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…

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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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2018 MHSA County Programs – NAMI CALIFORNIA

Introduction and Acknowledgements NAMI California is pleased to present our 2018 Mental Health Services Act County Programs: Transforming Mental Health Delivery report. Nearly 14 years ago, Californians voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Californians recognized the need to increase funding for community-based mental health services in order to reduce homelessness, incarceration,…

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Team Millennials New Video!

Team Millennials campaign for Mental Health Awareness and Education through “Recycle for Recovery” and “Pennies Not Pity.” Click to join our team and/or donate to our cause. https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?f… hi my name is Jamison Diaz and I’m here with recycle for recovery and Penny’s not pity these are two campaigns that are designed and led by…

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Kathy Forward Speaks at the Santa Clara District Board May 10th

NAMI SCC Executive Director Kathy Forward spoke at the Santa Clara Unified School District board meeting on May 10th, when they approved a proposal recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month. SCUSD is providing strong leadership in integrating mental health education and stigma prevention in their district. #CureStigma Way to go, Santa Clara. This school…

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A Brain Food Prescription from the Farmacy

Drew Ramsey at TEDxBloomington Drew Ramsey, who says, “Food is medicine,” is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of dietary change to balance mood, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety with a…

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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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Meeting on suicide prevention policies

Meeting on suicide prevention policies for Gilroy and Morgan Hill Please check back using these links for more information as it is updated.  (POSTPONED) Gilroy meets starting at 6 pm at 7351 Rosanna St, Gilroy, CA 95020 Click for Location: Gilroy City Councll Meeting Morgan Hill meets on February 7 starting at 7 pm at 17555 Peak Avenue • Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Click for…

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Join us for Family to Family Classes starting the week of Jan 8th!

NAMI Family-to-Family is an 11 week educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness, facilitated by a trained family member or caregiver with lived experience.  Classes are normally offered in the Winter (January), Spring and Fall (September). Classes start the week of January 8th! Please contact the NAMI SCC HelpDesk to…

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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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