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December 16, 2016

We are so excited to have this new tool as a way to communicate to you our mission and services. NAMI Sonoma County provide education, support and advocacy for all people impacted by mental health challenges. We do this through classes, support groups, our Warmline, presentations to the community and more. Join us in removing stigma around mental health challenges and be a part of the conversation to ensure everyone has the tools they need towards recovery and mental wellbeing. Read More

    Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.

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    Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at menial jobs when my symptoms were quiet. Following my last psychiatric hospitalization at the age of 28, I was encouraged by a doctor to Read More

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