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Serious Mental Illness and Rehospitalization, An Update

January 24, 2019

People with serious mental illness are two-times more likely to be readmitted within 30-days of discharge for a hospitalization for medical or surgical reasons compared to individuals without a mental illness, according to new research published earlier this month. As has been previously reported, people suffering from the most severe psychiatric disorders have significantly higher rates more »

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Survey: your experiences with HIPAA

January 16, 2019

Los Angeles NAMI members, I NEED YOUR HELP providing feedback to the LA county and federal government about how HIPAA regulations are working in the real world and how they can improve them!  Over the years, every one of us has encountered HIPAA — with experiences good, bad, and in between. The US Department of Health & more »

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Joint-Statement Regarding Thousand Oaks Shooting Incident

November 8, 2018

We are deeply saddened by the recent event that took place at a Thousand Oaks dance hall last night in which 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside the establishment. NAMI Ventura County and NAMI California supports all of our communities and are available to help in any way we can with more »

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Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up

October 19, 2018

While the Hepatitis A outbreak ravaged the homeless community in San Diego last year, county officials kept more than $170 million in mental health funding in the bank. County officials now say they are spending down those reserves. (San Diego Union-Tribune file photo) Jeff McDonaldContact Reporter While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the more »

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Discovering my Superpower

October 16, 2018

This piece features NAMI Ambassador A.J. Mendez, author, advocate and former WWE wrestler. Hear her advice to Latino families and how she believes her bipolar disorder is her superpower. Through her candid and courageous story of lived experience, this mental health champion shares her journey of resiliency and recovery.

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