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Favorable Mental Health Parity Ruling Increases Access to Care

March 10, 2019

We just received this breaking news update from our friends at DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance) “The medical necessity clauses found in insurance plans have been a barrier to accessing mental health care for many plan subscribers. Now because of a landmark court ruling in California, the largest managed behavioral health provider in the country more »

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NAMI California Advocacy Network (NAMI CAN)

March 8, 2019

Below are upcoming statewide advocacy opportunities that NAMI CA would love to have more folks participate in. Thursday, March 28th, NAMI California Advocacy Network Call (CAN) via webinar (4-5pm) These calls happen monthly and are open to affiliate members and individuals from the general public. The main goal for the NAMI CAN calls is to more »

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NAMI Glendale Quarterly General Membership Meeting 3/14 Save the Date

March 3, 2019

NEW! NAMI Glendale Quarterly General Membership Business Meetings Second Thursday of The Month In March, June, and September St. Joseph’s Medical Center Hope Conference Center Building 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm* All Members Please Plan to Attend The December quarterly meeting will also include our annual holidays’ potluck as usual. Date, time, and location TBA. Quarterly more »

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NAMI California CEO Jessica Cruz Praises Assembly Bill 680

Assembly Bill 680, introduced by Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) and sponsored by NAMI California, would require emergency dispatchers to receive the same mental health crisis training as police officers.. “NAMI California envisions a future in which all interactions between first responders and those in a mental health crisis be safe, healing and accommodating,” explained more »

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Annual Pathways Conference, Save the Date: 6/9/19

February 22, 2019

NAMI Los Angeles County Council’s Pathways Conference Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pickwick Gardens 1001 West Riverside Drive Burbank, CA Join us for our annual “Pathways to Wellness Conference” presented by NAMI Los Angeles County Council. This community conference will focus on mental health, diversity and recovery.  The event is more »

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LA County Gets Ready to Expand Mental Health Beds

January 30, 2019

After a public hearing on Tuesday, January 23, 2019, the LA Board of Supervisors (BOS), unanimously approved a motion Supervisor Barger to plan for an expansion of the number of local mental health hospital and step down (IMD) beds.  This is necessary because Los Angeles County has been losing mental health hospital beds at an more »

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Date Changed for NAMI Glendale Board Meetings in Jan, Feb, and March.

January 26, 2019

For the first part of 2019 — January, February, and March — the  NAMI Glendale’ Board of Directors will meet on the last Monday evening of the month instead of on the last Sunday. The location and times of these meetings have not changed. The monthly meetings are held at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Burbank.  Meetings start more »

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