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April 16, 2018 General Meeting

BRINGING HOARDING DISORDER OUT OF THE CLOSET Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Severe hoarding often disrupts one’s ability to cook, sleep, groom, and stay within one’s budget. It may be difficult to escape the home in a fire or other emergency and increases the risk of being evicted. This interactive session will provide a better understanding of and compassion for those whose lives are impacted by Hoarding Disorder....

March 19, 2018 General Meeting

CREATING AN ESTATE PLAN TO PROTECT A DISABLED LOVED ONE Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Learn about: Establishing a special needs trust as part of an estate plan. Preserving assets for a person with a mental illness. Enabling a person with a mental illness to receive supplemental financial assistance while remaining eligible for public assistance. Understanding ABLE accounts, including how to open and fund...

February 19, 2018 General Meeting

A CONVERSATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT POLICE INTERACTIONS WITH FAMILIES AND THEIR LOVED ONES ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation with local law enforcement about interactions between police, our loved ones suffering from a mental health crisis, and family members. What can families learn from law enforcement about how to help our loved ones in crisis? What...

January 15, 2018 – General Meeting

IDENTIFYING SYMPTOMS AND TRIGGERS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER January 15, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Learn About: How to recognize symptoms and signs of episodes of depression and mania in Bipolar Disorder Triggers of depression and mania Speaker:  Sheri Johnson, PhD, Professor of Psychology and the Director of the clinical science training program, University of California Berkeley Psychology Department. Dr. Johnson is the...