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$2 billion to help house California’s homele...

Nearly two years after California lawmakers approved a $2-billion bond to help finance new housing for the state’s homeless, not a penny has been spent, and it’s unclear when any of the money will be available. The dollars are tied up in court as a Sacramento attorney challenges the state’s plan to pay off that debt with money California voters approved in 2004 for mental health services. The funding, the...

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...