Putting a Face on Mental Illness

Check out the flyer for the training on June 23rd for first responders.

A first step collaboration between NAMI Mendocino, the Sheriff's department, Law Enforcement and Mental Health.

May this first step be succesfull in forging education, compassion and mutual understanding.

Sorry I will miss this as I leave tomorrow.

This could be the beginning of an ongoing training commitment over the next 2 years or so.

Let's hope......

Mental Health Services Act 2010-2011 Draft Plan is available for review.

Please take a look at the plan and take a moment to let the county and state know what is missing and what is working for you and/or your family. You can find the link to the plan below.

http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa/mhsa.htm

Mental Health Services Priority Ranking Survey

This is a simple survey from the new MHSA(Mental Health Services Act) coordinator, Jennifer Kennedy to help identify the top priorities for mental health adult services.

Also included in the document is some information regarding the Adult System of Care work group that has the ongoing task of identifying and working on the adult services plan for the Mental Health Services Act funding in Mendocino County.

Please take a moment to add your voice and let us know what you think the priorities should be for adult services in Mendocino County, California.

Healing Together

A recent book just crossed my path about Post traumatic stress and finding healing within the relationships that are so intimately impacted by the trauma experienced by one of both of the partners. 

The authors have worked with couples after the 911 tragedy as well as countless others in the more than two decades of experience in the field of counseling psychology.

I haven't read the book yet but plan on doing so soon.

Take a look at their site.

http://www.couplesaftertrauma.com/index.html

Creating Welcoming Based Organizations and Communities from Bruce Anderson workshop

"Welcoming" Workshop powerpoint information from Bruce Anderson of Community Activators shared from Eureka training April 1st, 2010.

Transgender Day in Sacramento

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2010

CONTACT: Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director
PHONE: 916-284-9187 EMAIL: vaishalee@eqca.org

First-Ever Transgender Advocacy Day to Address Economic, Health Disparities in Transgender community Held in Sacramento

Ukiah Senior Center Adult Day Health care program has openings!

Ukiah Senior Center's
ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM (A gem of a program) HAS OPENINGS!
 
The Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) at the Ukiah Senior Center has openings for seniors who would benefit from good health care in a very caring environment. We also provide respite for those who are caring for a spouse or parent who in addition to health needs would enjoy getting out and being with peers.
 

Early childhood human behavioral development research

The Moral Life of Babies article by Paul Bloom professor of psychology at Yale

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/magazine/09babies-t.html

Integrated Health/Mental Health Care and a Medical Home

Please read and take action to integrate and find a medical home that works for you.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-i-sederer-md/mental-health-deadly-co...