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468 Manzanita Ave, Suite 9, Chico Ca 95926

SPRING 2018 Newsletter

SAVE THE DATE: NAMI brings Pete Earley to Chico. Author of the #1 Best Seller “Crazy: A fathers search through the Mental Health System” Care giving for the mentally ill. Click here

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT UPDATE – Important dates to attend.
If you want to hear how the MSHA dollars are being spent in Butte County
AND you want to have a voice PLEASE attend. If you can not Please ask for
the survey from Behavioral Health re: MHSA Dollars.
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Notice: General meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except November, December and July) and are open to the public
NEXT General Meeting 6:30 p.m. April 19th at 109 Parmac, Ste. 1, Chico.
Speaker: Joel Chain, Assistant Director, Butte County Behavioral Health.

Family Support Group – 1st Tuesday of the month. 6:30 – 8:00 PM
109 Parmac, Chico
The meeting is April 3rd from 6:30-8:00 at 109 Parmac – 2nd driveway.
For more information call Deborah Burfeind, 530-680-5847.

Peer-to-Peer Education Course: next Course to be held in the Spring,  please contact Colleen at (530) 894-8551 or cmphipps@csuchico.edu  for more information.

Family to Family
Next Class will begin February 21, 2018 for a duration of 12 weeks on Wednesday.
TIME: 6:30 PM to 9PM
WHERE: 1528 Esplanade – Enloe Conference Center
Contact Mary at 530-518-7983 to sign up or to get more information.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Because mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children – or 60 million Americans – NAMI works every day to save lives.

At the heart of NAMI’s mission is the sharing of information, resources, and support and networking opportunities for people with a mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public.

NAMI Butte County strives to offer hope, reform, and health to our community through education and advocacy efforts. Research is constantly providing us with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illnesses and consequently, more effective treatments.

Our Purpose

    • To improve the quality of life for people with brain disorders by working to ensure dignity and securing nondiscriminatory access to quality health care, housing, education, and all economic opportunities.
    • To educate ourselves and the public through: the gathering of information, utilizing the expertise of mental health professionals, media exposure, and community involvement.
    • To identify systemic breakdowns and advocate for improvement within the criminal justice system, hospitals, state, county and private facilities.
    • To evaluate legislation affecting mental health services and to advocate for appropriate action.
    • To educate policymakers about serious brain disorders & the impact they have on individuals and their families.