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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...

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...