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  • Marisol, Latino Outreach at Philanthropy Day with Marsha, Tina, and Jeanne
  • NAMI On Campus: LTCC
  • Mental Health Awareness year-around!
  • Keith Haring art project courtesy Jan Melnicoe and client creativity!
  • Deputy DeLeon shares de-escalation techniques
  • NAMI recognizes Board of Supervisors and law enforcement specifically CIT leadership.
  • Students at Tallac create beautiful rock-inspirationals raising mental health awareness in the community.
  • Fun at our annual NAMIWalks - all are welcome!
  • Responsibly investing in our community
  • Kerry, Jeanne, and Charlotte accept grant award from TWCF for Peer Development in South Lake Tahoe.
  • 7 Mental Health Resource Kiosks in South Lake Tahoe. Marsha T and Jeanne N replenish brochures
  • Patrick Kennedy sits down with NAMI El Dorado County member, Shirley H.
  • Empathetic and with diverse skills - our members inspire others.
  • 5 Mental Health Resource Kiosks on the Western Slope! Marshall Hospital Emergency Dept. Kiosk with Jan M of NAMI El Dorado County, Angelina Larrigan, HHSA, and Larry Schmidt, Dir of Emergency Dept.
  • Local, state and national advocacy
  • South Lake Tahoe Artist and NAMI Peer leader Michael Tino (michaeltino.com) explains technique.
  • Mental Health Awareness - in Spanish

In The News: NAMI El Dorado County Western Slope and South Lake Tahoe

January 31, 2018

A special thank you to Dr. Matt for supporting the NAMI On Campus “Brain Health Leadership Club” at South Tahoe HS this week…he shared his journey towards working as a Clinical Psychologist. Lots of great Q&A…He briefly touched on addiction and asked “how many of you could go 24 hours without looking at your phone?” (-:

This student-led club has a mix of all grade levels.  Students have expressed interest in a variety of careers many involving brain health!   Read More

    We’re pleased to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the following sessions: Eastern, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., ET, 02/19/2018, – 03/26/2018 Pacific, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., PT, 02/19/2018, – 03/26/2018 Mountain, Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., MT, 02/22/2018, – 03/29/2018 Central, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., CT, 02/21/2018, – 03/28/2018

    NAMI Homefront is a Read More

    January update: The Stepping Up Initiative in our county: The number of people with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels. In counties across the nation, jails now have more people with mental illnesses than in their psychiatric hospitals. El Dorado County’s Vision, Mission established. Mission: To reduce the negative impact of incarceration on people with mental illnesses who have potentially committed an offense, by preventing their unnecessary booking into jail. Vision: Improve Lives while ensuring public safety. Beliefs: 1) Offenders with Read More

    By NAMI El Dorado County Member, V.A.: 11-Jan-2018

    It’s a new year, HALLELUJAH! 2017 came with so many hard times that I’m glad to have it behind me. And there’s something about a new year that gives me new hope and new resolve. Something has to change this year; things can’t go on the way they have been…Trying to help loved ones with mental illnesses has taken its toll. I take a long, deep breath and think about the lessons I Read More

    Disability Benefit Information

    In Home Supportive Services
    Some of our NAMI families in El Dorado County have reported favorably about the quality of the IHSS program.  They are paid by IHSS for basic services that helped their loved one live at home.  NAMI families particularly those that have graduated NAMI Family-to-Family are proactive in interviewing IHSS caregiver candidates to help their loved one and work collaboratively on a successful caregiving model.    Teamwork is dreamwork.   Learn more about this program at: Read More
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