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EachMindMatters – California’s Each Mind Matters 

SteppingUp Initiative: Jail Reform using “big data” – 6 key questions.  National Association of Counties: Stepping Up Network best practice free webinars (live and replay) such as:

  • Prioritizing Policy, Practice and Funding Improvements for People with Mental Illnesses in Jails
  • Conducting a Comprehensive Process Analysis and Inventory of Services for People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.
  • 10 Ways to Engage People affected by Mental Illness in our Community. <- National Institute of Mental Health

AOT must be our highest quality service: recipe to make it blooming marvelous

March 24, 2019 6:30 pm : Breaking News, Modern Best Practice
25-Mar-2019 by Jeanne Nelson, NAMI El Dorado County AOT must be our highest quality service priority: time to make it blooming marvelous! When engineers face a quality problem, they tend to start with the final product and reverse engineer it to find the source of the problem.  The premise is to develop standard work flows that include more »

Winter Shelters / Warm Rooms: Nomadic Shelter and Warm Room

February 20, 2019 4:23 pm : Breaking News, Modern Best Practice
              WHERE TO FIND SHELTERS: Many of our loved ones are staying in either the Nomadic Shelter (on the Placerville side of the Mountain known as the Western Slope) or the Warm Room (provided by Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless in South Lake Tahoe.). We are grateful to the many more »

Marijuana: Do your Research and learn your family pre-disposition

January 29, 2019 7:58 pm : Breaking News, Modern Best Practice
Marijuana: Do your research and learn your family pre-disposition.  We continue to champion the importance of developing a family MH and addiction tree and extended family tree (going back multiple generations if possible) hunting for anyone with serious mental illness and addictions of any kind. Please do not rely on friendly anecdotal experiences from pals more »

Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape – NY Times

December 16, 2018 7:49 pm : Modern Best Practice

New research suggests drug overdoses should be classified as self-harm

September 21, 2018 7:31 am : Modern Best Practice
  By Jackson and Coker: 20-Sep-2018 There has been a steady stream of headlines declaring that life expectancy in the United States is decreasing. And the often-cited reason is the climbing number of opioid-related deaths. Those two facts piqued the interest of a group of researchers who sought to reframe the way these trends can be viewed. more »

New CDC report and Safe Reporting Guidelines

June 8, 2018 1:11 pm : Breaking News, Modern Best Practice
It has been a very tough and tragic week, with the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Because of this, along with the release of a new CDC report, we are seeing an increase in media calls and needs from the community around suicide. I thought it would be helpful to provide some useful more »

Do you REALLY know your genetic predisposition?

January 15, 2018 1:57 pm : Modern Best Practice, Modern Brain Research
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 »

December 18, 2017 5:14 pm : Modern Best Practice
Latino Community Members “Stop Stigma with Science” Detener el estigma con la ciencia 20% – de los latinos nacidos en Estados Unidos han sufrido de un reto de salud mental durante el último año. Check out these Spanish resources:            La salud mental en la comunidad latina   See more at more »

Ask your doctor about Long-lasting Injectables

December 17, 2017 6:17 pm : Modern Best Practice
Ask your doctor about Long-lasting Injectables “Multiple families across our county have shared the very positive changes in their loved one since switching to a long-lasting injectable form of medication.  NAMI families reporting favorably about the positive change in their loved one since transitioning to long-lasting injectables such as most commonly reported Abilify Maintena (aripripazol) and Invega more »

Language Matters: Tips on What to Say

December 17, 2017 12:49 pm : Modern Best Practice
Language Matters: Tips from Dr. Amador Do NOT Say:  My loved one refuses to acknowledge he’s mentally ill Denies he’s mentally ill Won’t admit Doesn’t admit…. Refuses to admit…(this is the worst offender)  This all reflects our loved ones have a choice that they are ill.   We would never say “our loved ones won’t admit more »

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