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Take Action: Access to Medicare-Covered Medications is in Jeopardy

January 18, 2019

We recently received the following call to action from our friends at DBSA. Please consider submitting a public comment on this issue as directed: Access for some impacts access for all. Medicare is recommending changes to rules that govern prescription plans, known as Part D, that could create delays and barriers to refilling existing prescriptions more »

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Advocacy Update: Report on SAAC 2 January Meeting

January 10, 2019

The Service Area Advisory Committees play an important role in allowing Mental Health stakeholders to give input and feedback to the County Department of Mental Health and allows DMH to disseminate important information to community leaders. It also facilitates networking among the attendees. DMH Service Area 2 includes the whole San Fernando Valley, Glendale and more »

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Advocacy Action Alert: End the IMD Exclusion; Send Emails Now

December 11, 2018

The following urgent alert has been adapted from an advocacy action call issued by the Mental Illness Policy Organization.   For additional background information on this key issue, please see the links at the bottom of the page including NAMI’s national position statement. NOTE: Please help us understand the impact of our part in this call by more »

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Free Class: “NAMI Family to Family” begins 1/20/19; Register Now

December 10, 2018

What is the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program? NAMI Family-to-Family is a, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness, at no cost to you, the participant!  The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining more »

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CalABLE: people with disabilities can save & earn without losing benefits

November 29, 2018

CalABLE Launch Event! CalABLE is a savings and investment plan enabling individuals with disabilities to save for the future without jeopardizing their public disability benefits. As part of our launch activities, we will be holding two kickoff events with California State Treasurer John Chiang and some of our community partners and CalABLE enrollees — one more »

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New Action Alert Coming Soon; Watch this Space

November 20, 2018

States can now apply for a waiver to get federal funding for IMD beds.  We’ll be launching a campaign soon, to urge California to take advantage of this opportunity with all due speed. Watch This Space! Updates coming soon.

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