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NAMI Sacramento Online Services Update

March 18, 2020

Due to the recent novel coronavirus pandemic, NAMI Sacramento is temporarily suspending all public programs and services. We will be converting our support-based programs 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, more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

February 26, 2020

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/Preventing-and-Preparing-for-a-Mental-Health-Crisi My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 24, 2019 Ohio State University Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724111110.htm It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between more »

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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

12/11/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-FCC-Leadership-on-9-8-8-Crisis-Number This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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