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County Enacts Laura’s Law

County enacts Laura’s Law: Legislation authorizes courts to order treatment for individuals with mental illness June 17, 2015, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors enacted a law Tuesday that authorizes the courts to order outpatient treatment for individuals with mental illness. The unanimous vote to enact Laura’s Law more »

The Germanwings Tragedy

The Germanwings Tragedy Statement of Mary Giliberti Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness ARLINGTON, VA., March 31, 2015; NAMI shares the grief of the rest of the world over the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy. As often more »

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

THANK YOU to the many members and friends who contributed to our success — with donations and efforts — during the previous year. Predominantly a volunteer and membership driven organization, you make it happen. We couldn’t do it without you! Held at the Poplar Creek Grill, Coyote Point, it was an opportunity for attendees to relax, mingle more »

Shrinking psych hospitals may be linked with rising prison populations

Shrinking psych hospitals may be linked with rising prison populations December 12, 2014 (Reuters Health) – Reducing the number of beds in facilities for psychiatric patients is linked to an increase in prison populations, according to a new study. Prison population rose as the number of psychiatric beds decreased since 1990 among six South American countries, more »