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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...

February 19, 2018 General Meeting

A CONVERSATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT POLICE INTERACTIONS WITH FAMILIES AND THEIR LOVED ONES ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation with local law enforcement about interactions between police, our loved ones suffering from a mental health crisis, and family members. What can families learn from law enforcement about how to help our loved ones in crisis? What...

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...

Governor Brown Signs Three Landmark Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 1315 into law–a groundbreaking measure that aims to shift the paradigm for mental health treatment in California from one centered on late-stage crisis care to one in which the emphasis is on early detection, prevention and intervention, before a brain illness becomes disabling. We also became the third state in the country to shield residents’ ABLE accounts from Medicaid...