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The NAMI Marin Board of Directors has pledged up to $13,000 to match any donations made through the end of the year. For every dollar you donate, your contribution will be automatically doubled!  Please Donate!   Did you know that membership dues cover less than 5% of our costs to offer free services to the community? Did you know that we do not receive any funding from the government? Did you know that we are dependent on...

ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (LAURA’S LAW) AND SE...

NAMI MARIN GENERAL MEETING Monday, October 15, 2018,  7:00 to 8:30 PM The Marin County Board of Supervisors has recently approved two important measures to help with the recovery of loved ones living with mental illness. NAMI Marin strongly supports both of these measures. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is responsible for implementing these programs. First, the Board approved a pilot program under “Laura’s...

NAMI Joins Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited...

On September 14, NAMI joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to overturn the Administration’s recently-issued rule on short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The lead plaintiff is the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, joined by NAMI and the following organizations: AIDS United, American Psychiatric Association, Little Lobbyists, Mental Health America and National...

WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING (WET) SCHOLARSHIP...

Marin County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is pleased to announce the opening of  Mental Health Services Act’s Workforce Education and Training (WET) Scholarship Program! The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to qualifying Marin County residents with lived experience (mental health or substance use consumers or their loved ones in a care taking capacity) who are...

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...