NAMI Sacramento Presentations
NAMI Sacramento is active in the community, making presentations to groups on the subject of mental illness. We share electronic copies of those presentations below for your information when they are available.
- Police Training
Police Training Training for new Sacramento Sheriff's Department recruits by several of our volunteers. Pictured below is Heidi Sanborn, former NAMI Sacramento President, and Andy O'Hara, NAMI member and retired CHP Officer.
NAMI Sacramento has been recognized by the national NAMI Crisis Intervention Team for the visionary effort to educate police and sheriff's cadets over the last ten years. NAMI cites the statistics: on the average, 150 officers die in the line of duty annually, but 450 commit suicide. For several years, we have routinely done these training sessions to teach law enforcement how to protect their own mental health.
- Mental Health Matters, Channel 17
NAMI Sacramento board member Al Lipson was interviewed on the subject of out-of-county placements and his advocacy to keep ill people in the county where they have family and friends.
- KFBK Radio Show on Mental Illness
NAMI Sacramento was on air live with a panel including Dr. Cam Carter of the UCD Early Detection and Preventative Treatment clinic, and NAMI Sacramento members Dawn Corriea and Steve Porter. This was an opportunity to talk publicly about the mental health system, the needs for improvement, the need to reduce stigma so people will get help, and what NAMI can do to support families and consumers.
- KNCI Radio Show with Freddie Bueno on Mental Health
KNCI FM 105.1 aired a one-hour radio show with Tom of the Pat and Tom Morning Show, NAMI Sacramento President Heidi Sanborn, NAMI Sacramento member Dawn Correia, Dr. Robin Zasio and DJ Freddie Bueno on the subject of mental health.
- Central CA Psychiatric Society Annual Conference in Monterey: "Calling All Doctors — We Need You!"
NAMI Sacramento President Heidi Sanborn was asked to be a panelist to address the doctors after seeing Out of the Shadow and to be the keynote presenter at their luncheon on Saturday to discuss advocacy for mental health. It was very well received and Heidi was told by several doctors that they will contact their local NAMI affiliates to work more closely with them in advocating for better services in Merced and other counties.
Mental Health Courts and the Criminalization of People with Mental Illness
Given at the NAMI Sacramento General Meeting by panelists Dr. Gregory Sokolov and Judge Talmadge Jones on March 9, 2007