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September 14, 2018

On Friday, September 14, 2018, NAMI joined a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to overturn the Administration’s recently-issued rule on short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The lead plaintiff is the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, joined by NAMI and the following organizations: AIDS United, American Psychiatric Association, Little Lobbyists, Mental Health America and National Partnership for Women & Families.

Here’s why: 

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    What is it?  Free, 6-Week Drop-in Support Group for Wildfire Survivors Meets: Tuesdays, Sep 11 to Oct 16, 2018, 12:30 to 1:30 pm At: NAMI Sonoma County, 182 Farmers Lane #202, Santa Rosa 95405 For more information: Email April Perez-Rodriguez @ or call her at (707) 527-6655 Ext. 6.

    Facilitated by NAMI staff, Susan Dunn, M.A. and April Perez-Rodriguez, USF Counseling Master’s Student, this group is designed to enhance the mental health of Read More

    California’s Department of Consumer Affairs licenses many types of mental health care professionals, including physicians, psychologists, therapists and social workers. Using the Department’s BreEZe Online Services, consumers can verify that a mental health professional’s license is in good standing, as well as review any possible disciplinary actions that a professional may have had filed against him or her in the past.

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    We’ve added a second NAMI Family Support Group. Feel free to attend at the time convenient for you. These are free, drop-in and confidential groups that do not require pre-registration. Just come! Both meetings are held in our office at 182 Farmers Lane, Suite 202, Santa Rosa. These are structured sessions, led by trained facilitators with lived experience. Group 1: Meets weekly, every Thursday, 2 to 3:30 pm Group 2: Meets monthly, Read More

    With appreciation for the North Bay Pyrate Punks, tonight’s five-band concert at the Arlene Francis Center will benefit NAMI Sonoma County programs. Featured bands include: The Motovators, Deseos Primitivos, The Quitters, Sabaxtaros and Moonsick. All ages are welcome. $5-10 admission.

    North Bay Pyrate Punks Friday July 13 at 8pm Arlene Francis Center 99 6th Street Santa Rosa



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    Thanks to Whitney Rodgers, our Family Support Manager, we have three newly trained Family-to-Family teachers at NAMI Sonoma County. This free 12-week course for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness provides communication and problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms and self-care skills that helps families to deal with the impact of mental illness on the family. 

    Jose, Mary-Frances, Whitney & April

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