It can be hard to focus on your mental health and make a positive change in your life if other priorities — such as work and family — take up all of your energy. Take some time to reflect on your needs and some areas in your life where you can make a change. You can start by reading an article from this month’s NAMI blog, excerpted here:
“Despite how overwhelmed Read More
Read about the different forms of therapy that have been found to be effective for bipolar disorder, which is a condition typically characterized by episodes of depression and mania or hypomania. Here is an excerpt from the full article on the NAMI blog:
“Episodes can be triggered by significant life events, severe family conflicts, and situations that disrupt sleep/wake rhythms. This is why it’s problematic when treatment is Read More
This past year, California saw more than its fair share of devastation – both natural and man-made. Many were left distraught in the wake of it all and wondered how they’d “bounce back.” Research states that resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have.
Resilience includes learned behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be developed. Therefore, we have an ongoing opportunity within our communities to build Read More
Read about one NAMI volunteer’s experience with the intersection of mental illness, homelessness, and law enforcement through the lens of her brother, who lives with schizophrenia. Here is an excerpt from the full essay on the NAMI blog.
“His appearance and unusual mannerisms made him a cop magnet. I was often interrupted from work or my studies in order to retrieve him from law enforcement. Although his appearance, homelessness and abnormal behavior was a direct result of his untreated mental Read More
Bright and early, Saturday, May 4th, Sonoma County nonprofits, businesses and individuals will come together for this annual Santa Rosa tradition, to support the work of nonprofit organizations serving our communities. For supporters, registering to walk or run in the race is one option. Another is making a donation online. Race details can be found online at https://humanracenow.org. To make a donation in support of NAMI Sonoma County, please visit the NAMI page on the Human Race website.Read More
Goodwill Redwood Empire is now taking applications for its next Peer Support Specialist Certification Training class that begins May 21, 2019 and continues through August 22, 2019. This free training program is designed to prepare peers with lived mental health experience for certification in Sonoma County. Classes will be held three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 12noon at the Wellness and Advocacy Center, 2245 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa.