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October 10, 2017

     Riverside County residents affected by the deadly shooting in Las Vegas can meet with county mental health specialists at a trio of events held across the county Wednesday.

    The free events in Riverside, Lake Elsinore and Indio will offer support to anyone who attended the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival or knew a victim in the Oct. 1 shooting that took the lives of 58 concert goers and wounded around 500 others.

    The events will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 Read More

    Sep 26 2017

    Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) expressed relief that the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health reform bill was pulled from an expected vote this week.

    The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill would have resulted in millions losing coverage and the Medicaid program, an indispensable lifeline for people with serious mental illness, would have experienced devastating cuts over the next ten years. With half of all Americans with mental illness going without treatment, we need to improve our nation’s mental Read More

    Sep 13 2017

    ARLINGTON, Va., September 13, 2017 – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is saddened to hear the news that former-Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico has passed away. Senator Domenici served in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. Along with his wife Nancy, the senator worked tirelessly to educate his colleagues about mental illness and the need to improve mental health services and supports.

    NAMI Chief Executive Officer Mary Giliberti expressed her heartfelt sorrow to Mrs. Domenici and Read More

    Aug 07 2017

    Arlington, Va., August 7, 2017 – On August 3, 2017, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., as the first ever Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. This new federal leadership position was created by Congress as part of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

    Dr. McCance-Katz, a psychiatrist, has an extensive background as a treatment provider and administrator of mental health and substance use disorder services.  She served in the past as Read More

    Arlington, Va. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk about mental health. The videos are part of the “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health” guide NAMI and the Jed Foundation released last year. Approximately 75% of mental health conditions begin by age 24, making college a critical time to focus on mental health, especially as students transition away from their support systems.

    “Heading off to Read More

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