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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...

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...

Support NAMI Marin

When faced with a mental health crisis, NAMI Marin volunteers are there for you and your family – providing support, education, and information about local resources. NAMI Marin’s compassionate and dedicated volunteers, members and friends understand.  Please send your donation today!   NAMI Marin 555 Northgate Drive, #101, San Rafael, CA 94903 We’re counting on your support in helping us touch the lives of so many Marin...

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...