This brand new NAMI Peer-to-Peer course is strength-based and outcome-oriented. Attendees create and track personal goals each week and practice stress reduction techniques and communication skills. Every class offers an opportunity to gain new information, support and skills in a confidential setting.Read More
Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR): Fewer days in Jail and continued engagement in services/supports
October, 2018: An update by Sabrina Owen, H&HS, Behavioral Health Manager in SLT:
Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) Grant, which is now in it’s 4th year (funding for grant cycle lasted 3 years with expectation that it would be continued for 4 years ) we had hoped to achieve improvement in mental health and overall stability/quality of life as evidenced by fewer days incarcerated and ideally continued engagement with services (as needed) upon completion of BHC requirements (if applicable). Read More
Remembering Trevor: Heartfelt reminder that getting quality mental health treatment (and disability) should not be this hard!
Trevor Bartholomew passed away on January 21, 2017…his Mom, Stephanie Bartholomew, has given permission for this to be shared in hopes it may help others. Jeanne Nelson, NAMI El Dorado County, 30- Sep-2018. The Bartholomew’s co-sponsored (with FKCE) our 2018 NAMI Family-to-Family class in South Lake Tahoe:
Here is a pdf of this story for those that wish to reprint
—–Original Message—– From: Aubrey Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:24 AM To: Subject: Letter to give PHF
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25-Sep-2018, By Jeanne Nelson, President, NAMI El Dorado County
A huge thank you to Brian Richart, Chief Probation Officer and Sheriff John D’Agostini and the entire Stepping Up project team for implementing a best in case jail screening tool. The Brief Mental Health Jail Screening tool (BMHJS) is designed to screen incoming detainees for further more in-depth mental health assessments. It is a quick and effective process with a positive track record. Learn more here.
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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.
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