NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments On Reinstitutionalizing People With Mental Illness

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive…

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Talking Points on Mass Shootings

Topline Core Points: It is important after these tragedies happen to remember the tremendous impact they have on our communities. The trauma permeates every corner of our communities including families and friends of the victims, survivors, parents, children, first responders, law enforcement—the mental health of our whole country is shaken.  It’s also vital to recognize…

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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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