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San Diego Supervisors approve Laura’s Law

By Dave Roberts: In a landmark vote this week, the Board of Supervisors approved implementation of Laura’s Law, which allows for court-ordered treatment of severely mentally-ill people who present a risk to themselves or others. I have pushed for San Diego to join other counties in adopting this law since I took office and I admire the work of the county’s Health and Human Services Agency, which prepared an implementation...

2015 NAMI National Convention

Make plans now for the 2015 NAMI National Convention in San Francisco. You won’t want to miss the outstanding program offerings: Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering...

Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA Free Mobile App Suicide Prevention Mobile App for Health Care Providers is free from SAMHSA For individuals at risk of suicide, behavioral health and primary care settings provide unique opportunities to connect with the health care system and access effective treatment. Almost half (45%) of individuals who die by suicide have visited a primary care provider in the month prior to their death, and 20% have had contact...

Petition to Improve Kaiser’s Mental Health S...

Call on Kaiser Permanente to make long overdue improvements to its mental health services. For years, Kaiser Permanente — California’s largest health insurer — has put the lives of thousands of mental health patients at risk by not providing timely care — forcing patients with serious mental illness to wait weeks and even months for urgent treatment. Submit your stories about Kaiser’s mental health...