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Focus on Criminal Injustice

May 24, 2019

Current, Relevant, Noteworthy, & Informative Writings On Mental Illness, 05/24/2019 ~ NAMI Glendale Advocacy Team He’s Living with Severe Mental Illness. Should He Face the Death Penalty? Solitary confinement worsens mental illness. A Texas prison program meant to help can feel just as isolating. Judge rules Alabama prisons fail to adequately prevent suicides. Hampton Roads Regional more »

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Focus on Policy

May 23, 2019

Current, Relevant, and Noteworthy: informative writings on mental illness A project of the NAMI Glendale Advocacy Team  05/23/2019 My patient was homeless. I knew she was going to die, but my hands were tied It’s time to end the callous policy of inmate Medicaid exclusion There’s a Mental Health Crisis Among Florida’s Kids NAMHC (NIMH) To more »

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Governor Newsom Announces Dr. Tom Insel as “Mental Health Czar of California”

May 22, 2019

from NAMI California: California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Dr. Tom Insel to the newly created position of “Mental Health Czar” for California. Jessica Cruz, NAMI California Chief Executive Officer said: “Having a key statewide leader in a position reimagine the behavioral health delivery system, with families and individuals living with mental illness driving the more »

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Upcoming Events at LACDMH Mental Health Month’s We Rise

We Rise — hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health — is open to the public through Memorial Day with special daily programs as well as gallery tours, art making, music and films. Upcoming events in We Rise’s evolving schedule include: From Survive to Thrive with Metta World Peace (Tonight at 8 p.m.) – An engaging more »

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Current, Relevant, and Noteworthy Writings on Mental Illness 05/22/2019 A  NAMI Glendale Advocacy Team  Project The Broken System of Care Sacramento homeless shelter cost $5 million. How many people did it get off the streets? Two more patients arrested amid growing concerns about violence against Baton Rouge medical workers Solitary confinement worsens mental illness. A Texas more »

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Special Event Wednesday, 5/22 at WE RISE

May 21, 2019

WE RISE: Film Preview and Conversation: The Future of Mental Health in LA County Wednesday 5/22/19, FREE Film Preview 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Conversation 7:30 pm -9:00 pm 1262 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. RSVP requested Wednesday evening starts with a preview of the film BEDLAM, a new documentary that takes a deep more »

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May 20, 2019

Current, Relevant, and Noteworthy Writings on Mental Illness For Monday, 05/20/2019 A  NAMI Glendale Advocacy Team  Project ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES 50 MUST-READ MEMOIRS OF MENTAL ILLNESS Mental health needs to be talked about. Here’s my story My Brother Was Arrested For Being Mentally Ill | Sara Kate’s Story ‘Better’ and ‘Worse’ Mental Illness Diagnoses more »

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Focus on Youth

Current, Relevant, and Noteworthy: links to writings on mental illness and mental health A project of the NAMI Glendale Advocacy Team YOUTH: Suicides Among Black Children Are at Crisis Levels. The Congressional Black Caucus Aims to Do Something About It Suicidal thoughts and other mental-health problems drive more youth to emergency rooms Release of “13 more »

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BREAK THE STIGMA STORY HOUR, 5/21/19, 6:30-8 PM

with Elyn Saks, Riley Guide, and Keanakay Scott We are honored to welcome the following guest speakers: Elyn Saks – Distinguished Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences at the USC Gould School of Law; Faculty Director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics. Her memoir, The Center Cannot Hold: My more »

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