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May 28th General Meeting – CARE Court & Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)

May 28, 2024 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


May 28th General Meeting: CARE Court & Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)

Join us for our May General Meeting on May 28th with special guest speaker Ally Hoppis from BHRS to learn about the California’s new CARE Court. We will also have a short segment on Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) from NAMI SMC’s Executive Director, Robert Taylor, to learn about the condition and how to help those affected by it.

What is Care Court?
CARE Court is a proposed framework to deliver mental health and substance use disorder services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often languish – suffering in homelessness or incarceration – without the treatment they desperately need. It connects a person in crisis with a court-ordered CARE Plan for up to 12 months, with the possibility to extend for an additional 12 months. The framework provides individuals with a clinically appropriate, community-based set of services and supports that are culturally and linguistically competent. This includes court-ordered stabilization medications, wellness and recovery supports, and connection to social services and housing.

What is Tardive Dyskinesia?
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a persistent, involuntary movement disorder characterized by uncontrollable, abnormal and repetitive movements of the face, torso, limbs and fingers/toes.  TD is associated with prolonged use of anti-psychotic medication used to treat mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.  About 600,000 people in the U.S. are living with TD and estimated 65% have not yet been diagnosed.

Meet our Guest Speaker Ally Hoppis:
Ally Hoppis, LMFT, is a Clinical Services Manager with the County of San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. She oversees the future CARE Court program; Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT); Conservatorship Investigations; Service Connect, a realignment program for the recently incarcerated; and Pathways, a mental health-related court program for a variety of populations. In the past 14 years with San Mateo County, she has worked in both juvenile and adult corrections as well as crisis and outreach services.

Tuesday, May 28th
On Zoom:

Meeting ID: 876 6668 0112
Passcode: 692533

NAMI San Mateo County General Meetings are free and open to the public.
We welcome all who support our mission to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families


May 28, 2024
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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