HELPLINE: 650-638-0802 / CRISIS LINE: 650-579-0350 / TEXT 988 LIFELINE

General Meetings

Join us at our next meeting.

Download our past General Meeting PDF Presentations for important information, links and minutes.

May 23, 2023

“Doctoral Students from USF working on “The Invisible Population” Project.

Presented by Kristin Moser, BSN, RN and Solutions for Supportive Homes.

Solutions for Supportive Homes is a Bay Area group of committed parents & community professionals working to increase the supply and the quality of permanent, affordable, health-supporting homes where adults living with long term special mental health needs,  They are united by two searing questions:  Where will my adult child live?  And who will help them when I am gone?

January 24, 2023

Special Guest Speaker – Ian Adamson

Ian Adamson was born in London and came to America in 1978 when he began working for Mateo Lodge. He started out as a counselor and became Executive Director around 1980. Ian has started several mental health programs such as Cassia House in 1986, Support Team in 1986, Humboldt House in 2000, FAST Team in 2018, Wally’s Place, and Case Management.
Password Required:   .1uXgnvk

View the ZOOM video of the meeting

September 8, 2021

Reimagining Crisis Response for San Mateo County

This is a joint presentation by William Elting, Board Treasurer, and representatives from San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), and StarVista.

For Additional Resources check out our Reimagined Crisis Response page.

  View the ZOOM video of the meeting

May 27, 2021

Getting to Calm, A Personal Story of Health and Healing From Depression

Our speaker: Ingrid Peterson
Ingrid Peterson is from Kailua, Hawaii. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stanford, with a concentration in Developmental Psychology. Ingrid has dedicated much of her professional career to education, teaching from preschool through high school levels, first as an educator at Bing Nursery School, Laboratory Preschool of the Psychology Department at Stanford University. In recent years, she taught primarily at the middle and high school levels, working in both special education and general education classes.


  View the ZOOM video of the meeting


February 25, 2021

The role that family members can take to support a loved one with Mental Health Challenges

Our panel of mental health professionals included:
Rick Cicinelli: a psychiatrist in private practice in Redwood City. He serves as a staff psychiatrist with Bay Area Community Services and works with The Meadows of Arizona that recently opened an intensive outpatient program in Sunnyvale, and is the Medical Director of Embodied Recovery in Los Gatos.
Dr. Jennifer Harrison: a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Art Therapist. She holds diplomate distinction at the National Center for Crisis Management and with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Connie Swanson, MA, MFT: an associate at the Menlo Park Addictions Institute and a therapist in private practice. Connie is passionate about treatment of addiction and trauma. As a relationship builder she works with individuals, couples and families to advocate for recovery of family life.
PANEL: Rick Cicinelli, Dr. Jennifer Harrison, Connie Swanson
FACILITATED BY: Carrie Du Bois, NAMI SMC Board Member


  View the ZOOM video of the meeting