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Mental Health in the News 3/2

March 22, 2019

Landmark ruling sets precedent for parity coverage of mental health and addiction treatment , STAT NEWS, 3/18/19 Severe mental illness can be fatal. Here’s a solution Tulare County won’t consider 3/21/2019 Visalia Times “Daily Marijuana Use and Highly Potent Weed Linked to Psychosis”  NPR, March 19, 2019 7:32 PM ET RHITU CHATTERJEE “F.D.A. Approves First more »

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Wellness Opportunities for Veterans

March 21, 2019

  SGV Front Line: Announcing Wellness Opportunities for Veterans and Families of Veterans with PTSD Mindfulness Practice for Veterans and Families with Mindful Warrior Project Beginning March 25th Every 4th Monday Evening 6-8 PM 131 N. Marengo Ave. Includes 1/2 hour for refreshments and camaraderie after mindfulness group. Instructions for Free Underground Parking Parking is more »

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Mental Illness in the News 3/21/19

“People Who Use These Words May Suffer from Depression: Sometimes the surefire signs are hiding in plain sight.” Smoking Stronger Weed Linked to Psychosis Risk Newly prescribed ADHD medications may cause psychosis, study finds “Those who have taken the drug and tolerated it well, should not be concerned,” experts say. FDA approves more »

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer, New Class Forming

March 20, 2019

What is the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Program? NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer‐to‐Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is Free and confidential Held once a week for two hours Taught by more »

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Mental Illness in the News 3/19/2019

March 19, 2019

Supreme Court to decide if insanity defense and unanimous jury are required nationwide LA Times 3/19/2019 “BACK STORY ‘They’re young and unhappy Mental health problems on the rise among American  youth’”  LA Times 3/19/2019 “The insanity defense isn’t available in every state. It should be” Editorial, LA Times 3/19/2019 Note to Readers: This post is the more »

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NAMI SFV Speaker Night Wednesday, March 20

March 18, 2019

NAMI San Fernando Valley’s Free Speaker Night featured speaker La Tina Jackson DMH District Chief for Service Area 2 Come learn about what DMH has to offer, what’s new or in the pipeline for Service Area 2, and get your questions answered. Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 7 pm to 8:45 pm 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, more »

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Website News

March 17, 2019

Hello Everyone, this is Nancy Lee Sayre. I’ve just joined the Social Media Team as Webmaster-in-Training for I’m looking forward to keeping you informed about news, legislation, and activities in our area. Please feel free to contact me at

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Become Part of the Parents and Teachers as Allies and Ending the Silence Team!

March 11, 2019

          NAMI Los Angeles County Council will sponsor a Parents and Teachers as Allies/Ending the Silence training on Sunday, March 30, 2019.  The Parents and Teachers as Allies and Ending the Silence curriculum are designed to provide insight and education to parents, school faculty and students through a panel of presenters, covering the following: Research more »

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