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Family to Family Education

Sign up now for the next NAMI Family to Family Education Program  The free 12 week course is offered to family and friends of people with mental illness. Next Class: April 5 – June 28, 2016 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 pm Location: 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA The course is taught by trained, experienced, family member volunteers. Topics Include: Support Systems and Self Care Major Mental Illness Major Depression...

NUHW Therapists Agree to Postpone their Strike

Kaiser Agrees to Boost Mental Health Staff Dear NAMI Affiliates and Family Members, I have good news for family members and their loved ones. On Sunday November 15 – just hours before 1,400 Kaiser mental health clinicians were set to begin an open-ended strike at Kaiser’s Northern California facilities – NUHW therapists agreed to postpone their strike after Kaiser agreed to a new system intended to increase...

NAMI California Families Applaud Governor Brown

NAMI California Families Applaud Governor Brown for signing three new mental health bills into law Passage of AB 1194: Clarifies that the 5150 statute is not restricted to only imminent danger, and requires that psychiatric history and input of families is to be taken into account The Governor signed AB 1194 (Eggman), which clarifies that danger in the 5150 statute is not restricted to only imminent danger, and that...

Courage Campaign

The Courage Campaign is calling on Kaiser to improve its mental health services and has provided an online petition: http://www.nomorekaisersuicides.org   Personalize your message to Kaiser’s executives if you have a personal story about Kaiser’s delays in mental healthcare. Courage Campaign is not confined to issue areas....