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Represent Recovery Initiative & Call For Contributors | NAMI CA

Introducing NAMI California’s Represent Recovery initiative. Even in this diverse state, cultural competence and representation in mental health fall short for people of color and those in the LGBTQ+ community. Stigma is pervasive within many of our families and communities. Cultural groups are more prone to be misdiagnosed, likely due to differing cultural or religious […]

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Represent Recovery | NAMICA

Represent Recovery Video Series: The president of Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities tells her personal story in Chinese Mandarin (with English subtitles). Our Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month series continues with Elaine Peng, who leads NAMI Chinese programs and is the president of Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities, sharing […]

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NAMI California and California Hospital Association launch Behavioral Health Action

Last month, National Alliance on Mental Illness California (NAMI CA) and California Hospital Association (CHA), in partnership with other behavioral health advocacy groups, launched Behavioral Health Action. Behavioral Health Action is a coalition of 50 non-traditional partners dedicated to changing the trajectory of behavioral health advocacy in the state of California, and ultimately the nation. […]

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Atari’s Hard-Partying Origin Story: An Oral History

“We were working hard and playing hard, and everybody was happy.” Source: Atari’s Hard-Partying Origin Story: An Oral History

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Aging & Disability Healthcare & Wellness

Here’s how fast California’s elderly population is growing and where

California tops the nation in people 60 and older and they increased by 1.5 million in the last five years from 6.71 million in 2013 to 8.22 million in 2018 Source: Here’s how fast California’s elderly population is growing and where

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California’s shortage of mental health professionals projected to worsen | The Sacramento Bee

With California’s current and ongoing shortage of mental health professionals projected to drastically worsen in the next decade, Governor Jerry Brown’s budget invests in residency programs. Source: California’s shortage of mental health professionals projected to worsen | The Sacramento Bee

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Drugmakers Cancel Price Hikes After California Law Takes Effect – Bloomberg

A handful of the world’s biggest drugmakers are canceling or reducing planned price increases in the U.S., following a new California drug pricing transparency law and continued political pressure over pharmaceutical costs. Source: Drugmakers Cancel Price Hikes After California Law Takes Effect – Bloomberg