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Worthy Read: Don't Coerce The Mentally Ill Into Treatment

Don’t Coerce The Mentally Ill Into Treatment/ Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions, by By Leah Harris @ post-gazette.com The Murphy proposal — included in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act — pressures states to divert more than $130 million to expand the use of “involuntary outpatient commitment” court orders […]

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Upcoming Event: California Women Lead Appointments Training

  Learn More about California Women Lead: Appointments Training (.pdf) | cawomenlead.org | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

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Storybook: Inspiration Park Ground-Breaking Celebration

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Storybook: NAMI Fresno Walk 2014

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Storybook: Resources for Independence Central Valley Annual Dinner 2014

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Resource: Rights for Individuals in Mental Health Facilities

It’s important to know that if you’re challenged with a mental illness you have rights, even when admitted to a mental health facility. The information below is specific to California, but other states have similar rights outlined and many can be found online.

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Art Therapy: "My Art Matters" Call For Artwork

Art Matters: My art matters and your art matters. This is especially significant if you’re on a journey to mental health and wellness. When living in the world of colors, shapes, textures and patterns, the brain does not focus (or is not capable) on anxiety, depression, stress, intrusive thoughts and traumatic memories. At least, that is what […]