2013 NAMI National Convention WebsiteThis year’s theme is "Together We Can Make a Difference". The convention will be held in San Antonio at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, June 27-30.
There are still a few openings for the BASICS class. Call to reserve your spot!
NAMI Basics Class
April 11, 2013 to May 16, 2013
6 week class will meet weekly on
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Call 427-8020 - Registration is Required
BASICS is a new education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. Designed to give parents the tools to make the best possible decisions. The course consists of six classes, each lasting for 2 ½ hours.
Stanford lists their research studies on the web site and some studies include state of the art treatment. I asked them the best way to keep informed on these opportunities and they sent me the following email. Hope some of you find this helpful.
We have a website that we keep up-to-date and we have a mailing list! Best way to join our mailing list is to go to our website (pediatricbipolar.stanford.edu), and on the "Contact Us" page there is a form where they can enter their name, email address, and mailing address. By filling out that form they will be automatically added to the email list, if they include their mailing address they will also be added to our paper mail list.
Plan to tune in on Sunday, Feb. 24, set your recording device and share with grassroots leaders and members. Check your local listings or CBSNews.com for times in your area.
You're invited to the 5th Annual Giving O' the Green at the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Tuesday, March 12th. Call to make reservations (475-1511) and say you are dining on behalf of the Santa Cruz Community Center.
A wonderful hour-long discussion, of serious mental illness is available from Charlie Rose. It features Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize winner in medicine; Elyn Saks, famous USC Law Professor and author who has schizophrenia; Kay Redfield Jamison, famous psychologist and author who has bipolar disorder; and three accomplished researchers including Helen Mayberg who talks about electrical stimulation of area 25 in the brain in treatment of depression. Schizophrenia, bipolar and depression are all discussed in the program.
What a Difference a Friend Makes is a new website produced by SAMHSA for people living with mental illness—and their friends. You'll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery, and interact with the video to see how friends can make all the difference.
In this online video of a lecture given by Dr. Xavier Amador, author of "I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help," he discusses the 40% of those with mental illness that lack insight regarding their illness and what we can do to help.
Also Dr. Amador has an excellent shorter video explaining lack of insight. Further videos are available at his website.
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