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January 15, 2018 – General Meeting

IDENTIFYING SYMPTOMS AND TRIGGERS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER January 15, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Learn About: How to recognize symptoms and signs of episodes of depression and mania in Bipolar Disorder Triggers of depression and mania Speaker:  Sheri Johnson, PhD, Professor of Psychology and the Director of the clinical science training program, University of California Berkeley Psychology Department. Dr. Johnson is the...

NAMI Marin WELCOMES ITS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NAMI Marin is pleased to announce the arrival of our first-ever Executive Director. Hiring an Executive Director is a recognition that the organization is on its way to the next level by expanding programs and reaching more families and individuals affected by mental illness.  Please join us in welcoming Kelli Finley, who brings a wealth of experience with non-profits, mental health and family support — among many...

Stigma Towards Mental Illnesses by Jane Williams

Jane Williams is a junior at San Marin High School. The following piece won a Gold Key, the highest award, in the Critical Essay category of the 2015 Western Region Scholastic Arts & Writing Contest, competing against high school students throughout the Western United States. Williams wrote the essay for the sophomore speech project in her English class.  It was published in the MarinScope online magazine.   Cancer is...

Tony Masini Memorial Fund

This Memorial Fund is dedicated to disseminating information about evidence-based treatments for individuals with severe mental illness and their family members by: purchasing materials for a family member education library and self-help books based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance, Commitment Therapy and other evidence-based treatments, supporting evidence-based training, supervision and treatment practices in...

Peace Officer Training Signed Into Law!

We are thrilled to announce that SB 11 and SB 29, by Senator Jim Beall, were signed into law by Governor Brown  (October 2015) Together, these bills will require 15 hours of behavioral health training for law enforcement in the basic academy course, and 12 hours of training for Field Training Officers, including 8 hours of crisis intervention behavioral health training. The training must include recognizing the signs and...

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...