Due to the recent novel coronavirus pandemic, NAMI Sacramento is temporarily suspending all in-person programs and services. We have converting our support-based programs and classes into online groups, and if you are interested in this, please fill out the web form below and let us know. We will continue to update you as this situation unfolds, and resume programs once it is safe to do so.
We thank you for your support, especially in this difficult time.
You can also call our helpline at 916-364-1642 and leave a message for our volunteer to return,more » Read More
February 10, 2020
By Tracie White
Stanford Medicine News Center
A new method of interpreting brain activity could potentially be used in clinics to help determine the best treatment options for depression, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Stanford researchers and their collaborators used electroencephalography, a tool for monitoring electrical activity in the brain, and an algorithm to identify a brain-wave signature in individuals with depression who will most likely respond to sertraline,more » Read More
February 9, 2020
By Alfonso Serrano, The Hechinger Report
Ava first began to experience anxiety and depression after her parents divorced, when she was still in grade school. These problems increased as she entered her teen years, and became even more severe in ninth grade,more » Read More
Jan. 21, 2020
By Becky Brasfield
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?more » Read More
Jan. 17, 2020
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC
In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe room, where we bolted the door and sealed it for protection.
About three minutes later we felt and then heard huge blasts.more » Read More
Friday, January 03, 2020 1:08 p.m. CST
By Lisa Rapaport
(Reuters Health) – Many older Americans have experienced more days of poor mental health in recent years, particularly individuals with limited income and education, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 2.4 million people aged 60 and older who participated in annual surveys between 2003 and 2017, answering questions about their general health and the number of days they experienced poor physical or mental health.more » Read More