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Do you REALLY know your genetic predisposition?

January 15, 2018

Do you really know your full multi-generational family history for addiction and/or mental health issues? Genetics plays a key role: upwards of 80% (for bi-polar and schizophrenia) and upwards of 60% for addictions. So, understanding our relative’s mental health and history of addictive behaviors can help us take steps to avoid triggers and build resilience.     When more »

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Stepping Up Initiative

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 more »

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New Year, New Resolve

January 11, 2018

By NAMI El Dorado County Member, V.A.: 11-Jan-2018 It’s a new year, HALLELUJAH! 2017 came with so many hard times that I’m glad to have it behind me. And there’s something about a new year that gives me new hope and new resolve. Something has to change this year; things can’t go on the way more »

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In-Home-Support-Services, Disability Benefits, and Legal Assistance

December 18, 2017

Disability Benefit Information In Home Supportive Services Some of our NAMI families in El Dorado County have reported favorably about the quality of the IHSS program.  They are paid by IHSS for basic services that helped their loved one live at home.  NAMI families particularly those that have graduated NAMI Family-to-Family are proactive in interviewing more »

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