Category Archives: The Journal

The Journal – April 2014

Highlighted in this month’s issue: Communicating with a distressed person with mental health issues through LEAP A Description of the status of mental illness and its treatment in 2014 is termed “the Dark Ages” as perceived from the future year … Continue reading

The Journal – March 2014

Highlighted in this months Journal: Eveyone would benefit from taking a mental health minute or two everyday. NAMI San Gabriel Valley President, Victor Cass The Dark Ages. A look at the history of mental illness from a future perspective, as of … Continue reading

The Journal – February, 2014

Featured in this month’s Journal: The President’s Message on how to respond to a “low simmer” or a 911 mental health crisis. “Each Mind Matters” A new DVD offers new ways of thinking about the stigma of mental illness. It … Continue reading

The Journal – December 2013/January 2014

Highlighted in the following issue of The Journal: Farewell to NAMI-SGV President Bob Liljenwall and greetings from new president, Victor Cass. The Story of Stephen Ford, a creative, intelligent young man who couldn’t take it anymore. WWII veteran Kenneth Vick’s … Continue reading

The Journal – November 2013

Highlighted in this month’s issue: “The Real Navy Yard Scandal Was in Newport” A Herald News commentary on the treatment of Aaron Alexis and others like him. “Try Compassion, Not Prison” by Steve Lopez Theodore Roosevelt Exhibited Signs of Hypomania … Continue reading

The Journal – October 2013

Highlighted in this month’s issue of the Journal: Governor Jerry Brown signs a new bill establishing the Mental Health Services Fund. The bill helps bring together advocates who share the goal of enhancing mental health services at all levels of … Continue reading

The Journal – September 2013

Highlighted in this issue: “Surviving and Thriving With Mental Illness”, as presented by Michael DiPaolo, Ph. D. Participate in NAMI Walks through NAMI San Gabriel Valley. “It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife”. Mac McClelland, Mother Jones … Continue reading

The Journal – July/August 2013

Highlights of this issue of the Journal: In Our Own Voice Presentations. A summary of Consumers’ presentations of their stories of recovery that help educate the public and reduce the stigma of mental illness. Director of Covered California, Peter Lee is … Continue reading

The Journal – June 2013

Highlights: Open Dialogue: How is it that the Scandinavians are getting better results for recovery than we are in the US? Book Review: Looking for Answers Through Dirty Glasses: Finding the Divine in a Challenging World HUD Announces Awards for … Continue reading

The Journal – May 2013

Highlights: Book review: In the Water They Can’t See You Cry by Amanda Beard (reviewed by Stephanie Corkett, NAMI Communications Intern) Legislation to Implement Laura’s Law (submitted by Gary Smith, Chair, Advocacy Committee) Covered California…What Is It? (submitted by Shirley Spencer 1st VP … Continue reading