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November 2016 News Listing

Let’s Shine A Light On Mental Illness! #GivingTuesday

Support a friend or loved one and take the pledge #iamstigmafree #GivingTuesday Only in the last few decades has there been real hope for people living with mental illness. NAMI SMC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy!    

Mental Health Reform Will Be Part of Lame Duck Session

EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday that Congress has reached a tentative deal to move forward with parts of his Mental Health Reform Act and a medical innovation bill during the upcoming lame duck session. The two bills will be combined into one bill. The continuing budget resolution will include funding more

Kanye West’s travails help hip-hop open up on mental health

A number of high profile cases have meant the macho music genre is increasingly keeping it real about mental illness In the final shot of Kanye West’s video for his 2008 track Love Lockdown the rapper curls up into a foetal position in the middle of a bright white room, his head clutched desperately in more

CHP officer talks down jumper from Benicia Bridge

BENICIA, Calif. — Contra Costa County CHP officer Thomas Westropp-Bennett is hailed a hero after saving a man on the Benicia Bridge. CHP says officers responded to a call of a man who appeared distraught on the ledge of the Benicia Bridge Thursday afternoon. They say he was contemplating suicide by jumping off the bridge more

Hillary Clinton Was Poised To Be The Best Mental Health President In History

Another loss to mourn. In the days following the election, people in marginalized groups attacked by Donald Trump — from women to Muslims to the LGBTQ community — are worried about what his presidency will mean for their safety and well-being. Another community that may be deeply and negatively affected by the next administration? Those more

Community paramedics work to link patients with mental health care

For Kelly Kjelstrom, plugging the gaps in mental health care can mean something as simple as a late-night taco and a friendly chat. Kjelstrom, 45, is a community paramedic in Modesto, Calif. Part of his job is to help psychiatric patients in need of care avoid winding up in the emergency room, where they can get more

S.F. police, residents gather to discuss shooting of Pacifica man

Toney Chaplin, the interim chief of the San Francisco Police Department, calls for the public to comment during a town hall meeting at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. Police officials spoke about the the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man who allegedly shot and more