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In The News: NAMI Mt. San Jacinto

October 23, 2018

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

    Author: Adrienne Kennedy, MA – 7/17/2018

    On June 30, among the 15 of my board member peers, I was elected to serve as President of the NAMI Board of Directors for 2018/2019. I am honored and humbled to be provided the opportunity to represent the hundreds of thousands of families, peers and avid supporters who comprise this important movement.

    When I found NAMI in 2005, our son and our family had logged 6 years coping with serious mental illness: five hospitalizations Read More


    In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans that do not have to provide coverage for mental heatlh and substance use services or comply with mental health parity.

    These short-term, limited duration Read More

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