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June 22, 2020

By NAMI El Dorado County Board Member

22-June-2020 El Dorado County is working on a Stepping Up Initiative to provide more Mental Health Treatment and less criminalization. This Defunding Article is looking at supporting our community care of those with Mental Health. Our own officers have shared that when trained, they understand that 50-70% of their cases deal with Mental Health /and /or Drug Alcohol abuse. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/22/defund-police-what-means-black-lives-matter/3218862001/     “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, more » Read More
    1st Tuesday Family Support Zoom Meeting Our next family support group meeting(s) will be this Tuesday, July 7th, from 7pm to 8:30pm. We have two options: 1) For those who prefer an in person meeting, we are going to meet outside on the lawn in front of the Placerville Library at 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Please bring your own chair (e.g., camp chair, folding chair), face covering, beverage and food. We will be setting up our chairs 6 feet apart and we will ask everyone to wear masks per the Governor’s order, more » Read More

    Nicole is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years of experience working in county behavioral health programs. She has managed children’s and adult mental health and substance use treatment programs in both Nevada County and Placer County. Nicole managed the Quality Assurance program of the Nevada County Behavioral Health, and has extensive knowledge and experience working with the California Department of Health Care Services. She led the development and implementation of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System in both Nevada County and Placer County.

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    Message From NAMI’s CEO

    We recognize that people affected by mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19. Now, more than ever, it’s important to remember that there is no health without mental health. During these difficult times, we encourage you to take care of yourselves and check in on loved ones. You are not alone, and we will get through this together.
    —Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.

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    29-Oct-2019:  NAMI El Dorado County today released their first CIT training video aimed at first responders but of interest to family members and caregivers and anyone in the community living with a mental illness including co-occurring addiction.

     

     

     

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    By NAMI Board Member, 2-Oct-2019

    Yesterday we were warmly welcomed to a meeting with TeleCare’s local leadership overseeing the Psychiatric Health Facility (the only in-patient psychiatric hospital in El Dorado County.).  Our affiliate organized this meeting and tour.   This facility is an El Dorado County Health&Human-Services (EDC H&HS) facility built in 1941 and the services provided at what old-schoolers refer to as “the PHF.”    This in patient psychiatric hospital service is  sub-contracted to TeleCare by EDC H&HS.

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