Six times each year, we present bi-monthly speaker meetings on a wide variety of topics. These meetings are a great way to get out and meet others with similar family situations. You do not need to be a NAMI member to attend these free speaker meetings.
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Recording of: BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER CRISIS
Pam Rogers-Wyman, Adult Chief of Services, Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health
Weds, January 18, 2017
6:30 Social Networking, Meet & Greet
7:00 Presentation, Questions & Answers
Live Oak Senior Center
1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz
Family members, individuals with mental illness, health care providers and all other community members are welcome and encouraged to attend at no cost.
People with a serious mental illness often lead lives characterized by recurrent, significant crises. These crises are not the inevitable consequences of mental disability, but rather represent the combined impact of a host of additional factors, including lack of access to essential services and supports, poverty, unstable housing, coexisting substance use, other health problems, discrimination and victimization. Communities across the country struggle with these issues.
At our next Speaker’s Meeting, Pam Rogers-Wyman will offer strategies and services available before, during and after a crisis. We will learn about what is available now, plans for the future, as well as a wish list of ways to fill the gaps if funding became available. Pam will also describe Laura’s Law and other Assisted Outpatient solutions..