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April 18, 2018


YOU ARE INVITED!!   Join El Dorado County community leaders and hear from Chief Probation Officer on May 16 for a Stepping Up Day of Action Q&A. Stepping Up is a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. The Day of Action is an opportunity for our community to come together to learn about the county’s efforts to connect people to treatment and services instead of jails. Event Location: Lake Tahoe Community College Read More

    5-Apr-2018: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe has graciously donated a 2 night stay and dining card to our NAMIWalks Northern California team fund-raising for NAMI El Dorado County.

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    All donations of $50 or more received by 5 p.m. 30-Apr will be entered into a drawing 6 p.m. 30-Apr.   WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN OUR 1-MAY NEWSLETTER and notified via email.

    Proceeds from this walk fundraiser go directly to supporting our affiliate’s work (support, education, advocacy and Read More

    19-Mar-2018: Dr. Sonia Rupp and future doctors guest present at STHS’s NAMI On Campus: Brain Health Leadership club.   Thank you for the education and tips!

    Dr. Sonia Rupp, Psychiatrist (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) shared the history of psychiatry over the past 200 years and the various improvements in treatments discovered.  Dramatic improvements have been made particularly in the past 20 years. Dr. Rupp introduced her daughter who earned her Read More

    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

    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
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