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September 17, 2018 GENERAL MEETING

SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTION This past month, the CDC released a report that suicide rates have increased across the US by 25% from 1999-2016, by 30% or more in 25 states, making it a leading cause of death in the US. This is one of the steepest rises since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Here in Marin, we have also seen a rise in suicides among both youth and adults. Out of rising concern and in an effort to...

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....