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June 28, 2019
Our NAMI affiliate recently developed this brochure to inspire crucial conversations. We provide this as part of our outreach to middle/high-school/community-college students and include in our 15 free mental health kiosks strategically located through-out our rural county.  The kiosks were established to encourage access earlier. Our affiliate serves South Lake Tahoe, CA through Placerville and El Dorado Hills, CA and neighboring Alpine County, CA (we border Nevada and are familiar with bi-state policy challenges impacting families Read More

    Recognizing May 2019 as


    Comments from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) El Dorado County

    El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting

    May 14, 2019


    My name is Fred Hjerpe.  I am Co-President of NAMI El Dorado County (EDC).  My wife, Mariel, and I reside in southern El Dorado County near the middle fork of the Cosumnes River within the Cosumnes River Community Services District where I also serve as Vice-President of the District’s Board of Directors.  We are thankful to Read More

    25-Apr-2019 By NAMI El Dorado County Board Member

    Currently, genetic testing cannot accurately predict your risk of developing a mental health disorder. If a disease runs in your family, your health care professional can tell you if it’s the kind of illness that can be detected through genetic testing.  Brain research is fascinating and helping to pin-point improved treatments and hopefully one day a cure. is ….   The Read More


    Author:  Dr. Matthew Wong, a Clinical Psychologist in South Lake Tahoe, CA. “Dr. Matt specializes in therapy, assessment, and consultation. He helps children, adolescents, adults and families” 


    Sometimes there are topics in our lives and in our community that feel so big and difficult to solve that we throw our hands up because they feel hopeless to change. Hopelessness is an interesting topic to us mental health folks. This feeling is usually a reflection of how other people feel both Read More

    January 2018

    Board & Cares for our community

    A friend of mine in El Dorado County has experienced positive support and a safe living Board & Care environment for her daughter for over 20 years.  Sadly, this Board & Care is now being dissolved as the leadership is retiring.   Where does one turn?

    One would hope picking up the phone and contacting the public guardian’s office within our county would at minimum provide some guiding information.  One would also hope such Read More

    WHAT: A free seminar and Q&A for caregivers, family members of loved ones with mental illness and/or for those living with a mental health condition.  Bring your questions!  There is no cost to participate.

    Hillary Hansen, JD, will provide an overview of the mental health system and how legal advocacy can remove barriers to accessing treatment and supports. Hillary Hansen is a Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Northern California, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to Read More

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