NAMI – San Gabriel Valley

 June Speaker:

Ms. Leda Summers

Topic:

Less Is More: Mental Health Journaling That Providers Will Actually Read!

When:

08 June 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Wilson Auditorium, Pacific Clinics Training Institute

2471 East Walnut Street, Pasadena CA 91105

Near Corner of North Altadena Drive

As we are well aware, a sad fact about Mental Health Care is that providers are all too often dealingwith major, unavoidable time constraints. Ms. Summers will help us to understand and learn to prepare and submit Mental Health record keeping from the perspective of a loved one that fulfills the importantfunction of delivering focused and concise relevant written information about an individual's journeywhile remaining sensitive to the fact that too much information can discourage providers from actuallyreading what is offered.Ms. Summers has worked in social service for upwards of 30 years and has had considerable exposure to people living with mental illness. She and her adult son are struggling with his serious mental challenges. Ms. Summers will be sharing her insights about optimizing Mental Health record keeping,gathered through attending NAMI trainings. She will provide specific “how to” guidance.

NAMI General Meeting will precede presentation at 7PM

July Speaker:

Mr. Mark Gale

Topic:

Criminal Justice/Mental Health Reform in Los Angeles County: A NAMI Advocate’s Update & Perspective

When:

13 July 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Wilson Auditorium, Pacific Clinics Training Institute

2471 East Walnut Street, Pasadena CA 91105

Near Corner of North Altadena Drive

NAMI General Meeting to precede presentation at 7 pm

What is NAMI?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country who engage in advocacy, research, support and education. Members of NAMI are families, friends and people living with mental illnesses such as major deepression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder.

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