Time is 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us where we recognize the wonderful citizens in our community that do so much to improve the lives of families and persons with a mental health condition. The event will be held on February 22nd 2020 at the Golden Era Golf Course and Country Club. Tickets are available online at https://msjfiesta2020.eventbrite.com
Where We Stand
NAMI supports public policies and laws that encourage the development and use of psychiatric advance directives (PAD).
Why We Care
A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a legal document that details a person’s preferences for future mental health treatment, services, and supports, or names an individual to make treatment decisions, if the person is in a crisis and unable to make decisions.
While PADs have been around for years, they aren’t often used in clinical settings. Many people with mental illness, Read More
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 national 3-digit number as an essential part of a network of services and supports for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, and other Read More
Join us on Dec 18th for the Annual Christmas Party. We have a Thanksgiving dinner and will have entertainment. We hope SANTA will make it from the North Pole. This party if for those in the Mid County region who are peers and their families.
Please RSVP at https://namichristmas2019.eventbrite.com
The party is at the Hemet United Methodist Church located at
530 Read More
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and suicide rates have increased by 30% since 1999 (CDC). With effective care, suicidal thoughts are treatable, and suicide is preventable. Below, NAMI information on warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and what you can do to support a suicidal loved one in a crisis. Together, we can shift the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention.
WARNING SIGNSIncreased alcohol and drug use Aggressive behavior Withdrawal from Read More
NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments On Reinstitutionalizing People With Mental Illness
Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.”
In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement:
“The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive treatment, not revisiting the shameful institutions of our past.
“Words matter, Mr. President. ‘These people’ are our friends, neighbors, children, spouses. They’re not ‘monsters,’ ‘the mentally ill’ or ‘crazy people’ – they’re Read More