General Meetings

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

February 25, 2021

The role that family members can take to support a loved one with Mental Health Challenges, facilitated by Carrie Du Bois, NAMI SMC Board Member


Our panel of medical professionals included:
  • Rick Cicinelli is 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  is 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, is 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.

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November 18, 2020

Crisis Intervention Team in San Mateo County

Our panel of mental health professionals from local crisis support teams discussed how they collaborate with law enforcement in San Mateo County to support those experiencing a behavioral health crisis through intervention and prevention.

PANEL: Armando Sandoval, Ian Adamson,  Jessica Zamora and Erik Rueppel


  Panel Bios

  911 Checklist

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September 23, 2020

Parents of Youth with Challenges of Mental Health

Our panel shares some of their lived experiences with issues that parents face raising youth and young adults with mental illnesses with emphasis on suicide awareness.

Presented by Mary & Victor Ojakian and NAMI Parents of Youth Support Group Leaders Ginny Traub & Florian Davos


  Parents of Youth Group Presentation

  Youth Suicide Attempter: What You Should Know

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