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June 18, 2018 Enabling vs “Un-abling” ...

Enabling vs “Un-abling” As caregivers of a loved one with invisible disabilities like a mood/thought disorder or ADHD, we struggle to know what might be possible for our loved one to take on. Complicating this is the reality of neurological disorders that are episodic, resulting in uneven and inconsistent abilities to function. We are in the difficult place of knowing when to let natural consequences of life...

May 21, 2018 General Meeting

What You Need to Know About Sleep The Golden Bear Sleep & Mood Research Clinic from the University of California, Berkeley Sleep impacts both our mental and physical health. Come learn about: How and why we sleep How we can improve our sleep How researchers understand the connection between sleep and mental illness   SPEAKER: Caitlin Gasperetti is a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, where...

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...