March 21, 2019
Important Updates
Help Spread The Word On NAMI California's Campaign!
Now that it's tax season, spread the word around your local area to m ake NAMI California part of your new years resolution. The California income tax return form includes the option to voluntarily contribute a designated amount of your tax return to a notable cause throughout the state. Check the box on "National Alliance on Mental Illness California Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund" to better help law enforcement in their area respond to crisis situations! This training is a direct improvement to your community.

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NAMI California Conference 2019 Is Right Around The Corner!
NAMI California Conference 2019-- “Celebrating 40 Years of NAMI California Voices” —is taking shape. We are heading back to Newport Beach and planning an incredible conference. This year we will have a special forum for affiliate leaders. 

Our Early Bird Registration is still in effect until Mar. 29.
Register now and save $25!
Looking for a group rate?

We'd be happy to give a discount rate for a party of  four or more  registrants!

Download  the group rate form and mail it to Operations Manager Eugenia Cervantes at our NAMI California office

This discount rate expires Mar. 29

Visit the  NAMI California Conference 2019 website  for more information
Monthly Highlights
Southern California Regional Multicultural Symposium a Success!
NAMI California hosted its Southern California Regional Multicultural Symposium on Thursday, March 7 at the California Endowment Center in Los Angeles. Over 90 attendees participated in a dialogue between community members and mental health care providers at various levels to discuss how to best serve diverse communities.

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Keep An Eye Out For These Activities!
Spring Advocacy Day at the Capitol
Share your voice!

Join us for a day of Mental Health Advocacy!

NAMI California is partnering with the California Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions for a day of mental health advocacy at the State Capitol on April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sacramento. For more information, please email Advocacy Manager Marcel Harris at Marcel@namica.org or call 916-567-0163.
Children's Spring Advocacy Day
The Children's Spring Advocacy Day collaboration with The California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CALACAP) will be held on  Monday, April 29. We have partnered for the last several years to bring family members, providers and current residents in psychiatry together for a day of advocating for children's mental health in Sacramento.

A "Save the Date" will be published shortly with more information including a registration link.
Mental Health Matters Day
Please join us for Mental Health Matters Day on May 22 at the California State Capitol. Registration is FREE.

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Click here to visit the Facebook event page
Inspiring Stories
In honor of Women's History Month, we'll take a look at two powerful stories from strong women in California!
Keris Jän Myrick 
Keris Jän Myrick is Discipline Chief for Peer Services for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. She served previously as Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs for the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), SAMHSA. Ms. Myrick is a leading mental health advocate and executive known for innovative and inclusive approaches to mental health reform as well as disclosure of her personal story.

Keris will be a keynote speaker at NAMI California Conference 2019 and has shared her video story with Each Mind Matters .

Click Here to view her video story.
Beila Krow
Beila Krow shares her story of mental health struggles in our latest episode of "Represent Recovery." Krow has struggled with bipolar disorder and PTSD alongside serious hidden disabilities partially related to mental health diagnosis and medication side effects.

This is her story about representing recovery.
Contact NAMI California Communications Coordinator Cutter Hicks at cwhicks@namica.org or call his direct line at 916-567-1063 ext. 110.