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July 17, 2018

There are just a few seats still available for this annual NAMI Family-to-Family program.   Call or email to reserve a seat.   NAMI F2F – Fall 2018 – SLT


NAMI F2F – Fall 2018 – SLT

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    Want to join our team of skilled NAMI Family-to-Family volunteers?  

    Interested and qualified candidates should complete this application and submit completed application to before 1-sep-2018.    Live near South Lake Tahoe?  We are specifically in need of more NAMI Family-to-Family trainers in this area.  Thank you to the 4+ volunteers in Placerville that have already registered.     We ask for your willingness to co-teach this class once per year for 2 years.

    NAMI California will Read More

    Nevada has recently published this on-line listing of all hospitals and Assisted Living options in the state.

    Unfortunately it does not highlight which hospital or assisted living specializes in psychiatric services or whether they offer psychiatric services.    This means everyone in need has to do the extra legwork of researching this on their own.

    Our affiliate has provided a summary of in-patient psychiatric hospital information called “Post-Hospitalization Tips” available at any of the Mental Health Kiosks in Read More

    The next meeting of the El Dorado County “Stepping Up” Leadership Team Steering Committee meets on 8-August from 10:00 a.m. until noon in Shingle Springs, CA

    The Steering Committee unanimously agreed to provide resources to this initiative.  Chief Probation Officer Brian Richart is encouraging the initial work group to meet in July.

    This steering meetings are open to the public.

    Here are the minutes from the April meeting and the agenda used at the June 13 meeting.

    MIN-Stepping Up Leadership Team – 04-25-18 Read More

    This report is published by the county’s Health & Human Services Department monthly.   Finding the report can be a bit tricky.

    The report contains useful data.  The challenge is that the link we have found to the report is somewhat hidden at the bottom of a meeting agenda available at under “Boards & Commissions” then “Behavioral Health Commission” then open the agenda and search towards the bottom for the report link.

    Would love to one day see the report on Read More

    Family friend Louis Hjerpe recently passed away after a battle with schizophrenia. In his honor, we successfully raised $30,000 in 21 days on CaringCrowd sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The money will go towards the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI El Dorado County) specifically to the Family-to-Family program. The program supports family members and friends of loved ones with mental illness.  

    We received 118 donations…thank you community!   We will keep you updated Read More

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