On Wednesday, June 12, we invite you to join us for our annual meeting and a presentation by the SmithWaters Group on Patient Rights’ Advocacy (PRA). Sharing their lived experience with mental health challenges, Frank and Bill SmithWaters have decades of experience providing PRA services in Napa, Lake, and Sacramento Counties. They now service Sonoma County (as of July 2018). They’ll discuss their role overseeing LPS certification hearings, as well as handling grievances, mandated Read More
High school students are more aware of and willing to learn about mental illness, including warning signs, where to get help, and how to reach out. Despite this, they are still more likely to experience anxiety and depression than they were a generation ago; suicide rates are also on the rise around the U.S. among teenagers.
One NAMI Ending the Silence presenter, Tracy Greenberg, shared her story of Read More
A recent study has found that, following a five-week course that taught skills for coping with stress, people caring for loved ones with dementia experienced decreased levels of depression and anxiety.
Dr. Judith Moskowitz of Northwestern University conducted a study, published in the May 2019 edition of Health Psychology, wherein hundreds of caregivers enrolled in a five-week course that taught techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing, goal-setting, Read More
Facing Mental Health Challenges, a NAMI Sonoma County Panel Discussion at Aurora Hospital Santa Rosa
On May 23, 2019, at 12:00 noon, NAMI Sonoma County will offer a panel discussion featuring family members and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness at Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, as a part of the hospital’s monthly Lunch & Learn Series. (Cost is $10 at the door for lunch and learning). Learn more at aurorasantarosa.com/events. All are welcome to attend. Call Read More
A NAMI contributor and mental health advocate raised a important question in a recent blog post: “If we all have mental health, shouldn’t we all learn about it?” Here are a few terms from Therapy 101 to help you reflect on and make tangible changes to improve your mental health. This is an adaptation and summary, but to read the full blog post by Shainna Ali, visit the Read More
U.S. Mental Health Facts1 in 5 adults lives with a mental health condition. 1 in 25 adults (10M) lives with a serious mental illness. 43.8M people face the day-to-day reality of living with mental illness. Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age Read More