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September 12, 2018

12-Sep-2018

Note: Special thanks to Howie Nave (KRLTFM) and Lisa Schaffer (Wildwood Maker’s Market and part-time meaningful staffer at Suicide Prevention Network) for raising awareness in a variety of ways this month.

Talking on air about mental health and suicide awareness – recent brain studies

By Jeanne Nelson, President, NAMI El Dorado County: (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Dear Survivors – families of loved ones who have died by suicide….

We have so many unanswered questions. Why did our loved one give Read More

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    He battled depression and was arrested on a DUI charge. Then he was found dead in his cell

    August 28, 2018 12:24 PM

    Updated August 28, 2018 06:02 PM

    Lawrence “Jake” Spies Jr. had a history of depression and tried to kill himself over the years, including a jump off a bridge in El Dorado County in 2014.

    Another time, he tried to jump out of a hotel window in Irvine. Read More

    NAMI California’s annual MHSA County Programs report. It is a comprehensive listing of all MHSA programs by county, and is also broken down by type of service (e.g., crisis services). Information was provided by each county’s behavioral health department.

    Take a moment and compare El Dorado County to other county’s use of the “millionaire tax dollars” which are given to county’s to provide improved services and supports to address serious mental illness.  As a community this report may provide useful ideas Read More

    Jeanne Nelson, Fred Hjerpe, and Zach Schlein – Honoring Louis Hjerpe – this trio passionate about helping other families.   Honored to finally meet and connect in person in South Lake Tahoe 24-Aug-2018.

    Zach Schlein, of New Jersey’s Johnson & Johnson lost his best friend Louis last year to untreated mental illness.   Louis’ illness prevented him from understanding he needed treatment.  He took a walk and never returned.   His body was found weeks later.   This tragedy Read More

    FREE Family Support Group in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe

    IF YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE AFFECTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS INCLUDING CO-OCCURRING, OUR SUPPORT GROUP CAN HELP.

    WE PROVIDE SUPPORT, INFORMATION, EDUCATION IN A CONFIDENTIAL SETTING

    LEARN FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE TRAVELED THE SAME ROAD

    LEARN OF RESOURCES THAT CAN HELP YOU

    WHEN: Placerville 1st Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville)

    WHEN:: South Lake Tahoe 2nd Tuesday of every month Read More

    https://www.nami.org/find-support/nami-programs/nami-homefront

    NAMI Homefront

    NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions.

    Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions.

    What You’ll Gain

    Recovery is a Read More

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