Category Archives: The Journal

The Journal – September 2014

Featured in this month’s issue: NAMI LACC awarded a $750,000+ contract for four years Peer to Peer:  A free, 10-session course for adults living with mental health challenges “Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide.” September 2014 Journal

The Journal – July/August 2014

Featured in this issue of The Journal: NAMI San Gabriel Valley honors Exemplary Psychiatrist, Dr.Timothy Pylko Distinguished Speaker Meeting: Family Advocate, Helena Ditko speaks on the new Laura’s Law New Programs ahead at NAMI SGV NAMI participates in the District Attorney’s Criminal … Continue reading

The Journal – June 2014

Some Items featured in this month’s Journal: In his book “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help”, Dr. Amador describes a powerful way to care for a loved one with a mental illness. Laura’s Law Approved and Funded in Orange … Continue reading

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