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In The News: NAMI Mt. San Jacinto

December 4, 2018
By Jessica Maharaj | Dec. 03, 2018

The “most wonderful time of the year” can quickly turn into the most stressful time of the year for many. When compounded by a mental illness, common holiday pressures can create a perfect storm of exacerbated stressors, symptoms and setbacks if not proactively addressed.

The reality is that potential hazards exist at every turn during the holidays. These situations can trigger heightened difficulties for people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD Read More

    NAMI Mt San Jacinto is having their 37th Annual Christmas party which will be on Dec 12th at the Salvation Army in Hemet. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to:


    You’re Invited!


    Wednesday December 12th 2018

    11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Hemet Salvation Army

    340 S Palm Ave

    Hemet, CA 92543

    Please R.S.V.P.


    RSVP by December 7th 2018 or call 951-765-1850


    This party is for Mid- County Riverside County residents who receive services for Behavioral Health






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    The Guardian

    In too many places mental health support services are non-existent and those with treatable conditions are criminalized. Bold action is long overdue

     “Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn.” Photograph: Aurumarcus/Getty Images

    By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will Read More


    NAMI is encouraged that Congress passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan bill to address the nation’s opioid crisis. This bill contains a mix of law enforcement and public health measures that make critical investments towards tackling the opioid epidemic in America.

    We are particularly pleased and applaud Congress for including the following provisions:

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), an evidence-based intervention for those with opioid use disorders; Increased access to telehealth services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions; Requiring Read More

    Join us on October 27th to walk for mental health awareness. Parking is 5.00, no dogs allowed unless they are service animals

    Children’s area and lots of resources from Riverside and San Bernardino County

    Registration is 8:30

    Pre-Walk program begins at 10:00 am

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    By Sue Abderholden | Oct. 01, 2018


    At NAMI, we seek to improve the lives of those with mental illnesses and their families. We do this through education, support and advocacy. Part of advocacy is changing laws, and also public attitudes. Every civil and human rights movement has had to do both to make progress.

    The mental health movement has increasingly used the word “stigma” to describe the negative public attitudes towards people with mental illnesses. It’s Read More

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