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					NAMI North Coastal San Diego County

                                                          Your Local Voice on Mental Illness

                                           The mission of NAMI North Coastal San Diego County is to:
                       Inspire and support those with brain disorders and their families.
                 Educate and inform the community. Work to erase the stigma of brain disorders.

                                                                         MArCH EDuCATIoN MEETINg
                                                        Date:    Thursday, March 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Co-Presidents — Liz Kruidenier, Kathy Smith-Brooks
Co-Vice Presidents — Jo-San Arnold, Dexter Duenas       Place:   St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Secretary — Rita Ziegler                                         2775 Carlsbad Boulevard • Carlsbad 92008
Treasurer — Mike Wade
                                                        Topic:   What is a Special Needs Trust and Will It Work For Me
Committee Chairs & Program Managers                     Speaker: Karen E. Black, CELA, Attorney at Law
Advocacy — Liz Kruidenier                                        Susan K. Fox, Licensed Professional Fiduciary
Children and Youth — OPEN
Consumer Programs —Karen Godfrey                                 Liz. D., Consumer/Client
F2F Coordinator — Marie Revere & Fran MacNeel
Grant Administrator — OPEN
Legislation — Thelma Hayes                                                     About our Speakers
Librarian — OPEN
Newsletter — Eric Revere & Ingrid Tomassoni
                                                        Karen E. Black, Esq., Attorney at Law, is a Certified Specialist, Estate
Office Operations—Adriana Costa                         Planning, Trust & Probate Law, by the State of California Board of
Support Group Coordinators— Bill and Laurel DeWolf      Specialization; Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). She is admitted to
Volunteer Coordinator — Pat Devine
Webmaster — Jim Boyce & Dexter Duenas                   the CA bar, U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court, Southern District
                                                        of California. Ms. Black is a San Diego State University graduate with an
NAMI Affiliate Offices                                  undergraduate degree in Business Administration and her J.D., Magna
                                                        Cum Laude was earned thru the University of San Diego, National Law
NAMI North Coastal
P.O. Box 2235 • Carlsbad, CA 92018
                                                        Center and George Washington University (LL.M., in Taxation with
(760) 722 3754 •                   highest honors).
NAMI San Diego
4480 30th Street • San Diego, CA 92116                  Ms. Black is the founder of the law firm Karen E. Black and has served
Helpline: 619 543 1434 • (800) 523 5933                 on the board of directors of the North County Bar Association and
                                                        served additionally as Chairwoman of the Tax Section. She is a founder
Copper Hill Living & Learning Center
                                                        and member of the Elder Law section, member of the Probate section, a
Creative Arts Consortium                                member of the State Bar of California, Law Advisory Commission of the
Advocacy Works                                          California Board of Specialization, Estate Planning Trust and Probate
Mixteco Community Gardens
144 Copper Ave • Vista, CA                              Section, Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Associate
 (858) 481-7069                                         Professor, Probate, Elder Law, Palomar Community College (Paralegal
                                                        Program), Superior Court of San Diego County-Judge Pro Tem (since
phone: (760) 722-3754
                                                        1992); Attorney Arbitration Panel. She is an author of a novel, ‘Code of
                                                        Conduct’ and has written many legal articles for the North County Times.
                                                        Her law office specializes in Estate Planning (Trusts, Wills, Durable
                                                        Powers of Attorney); Probate; Trust Administration; Conservatorships;
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                                                        Elder Law (CELA); Long Term Care planning; Asset Protection
(more details on the back page.)
                                                               Refreshments will be served after the presentation followed by a
                                                              NAMI facilitated support group for family members in the library.
& Public Benefits Planning (Medi-Cal, SSI, VA                    Presidents Message: Did you Know???
benefits), Charitable Gift Planning –Charitable Trusts;                           By: Liz & Kathy
Special Needs Planning – Special Needs, Supplemental
Needs Trust; Tax Planning (minimizing Estate, Gift
                                                              Did you know that NAMI North Coastal is an affiliate of a
and Generation Skipping Taxes).
                                                              much larger and worldwide effort? NAMI North Coastal
Susan K. Fox, is the Principal and Founder of Liberty         is an affiliate of NAMI National and NAMI California.
Fiduciary Services, and has more than 15 years                Our local efforts have an impact much wider than you
experience of providing direct services to vulnerable         can imagine! NAMI National has established the “NAMI
individuals. Ms. Fox, a graduate of the University of         Standards of Excellence” which we should recognize
Michigan, actively continues her education and has            and address at the local level. NAMI California has a
earned many certifications targeted toward improved           Board of Directors with representatives from throughout
and compassionate care for seniors and individuals            California. They represent us and should be accountable
at risk, including those that suffer mental illness and       to our local communities. Your most local representative
the developmentally disabled. She holds certificates          from NAMI CA is Shannon Jaccard, NAMI SD.
from Cal State Fullerton in Professional Fiduciary
Management, Trusts & Conservatorships. She also earned        According to Kevin Sullivan, incoming 2011 President of
certificates from UCSD Extension in Gerontological            NAMI National, “NAMI stays strong by staying true to
Counseling and Program Management, Counseling and             its mission while changing with the times. As a dynamic
Interpersonal Skills and Geriatric Activities. Additionally   organization we need to build capacity continuously from
she holds certifications in Bankruptcy; Wills, Trusts and     bottom to top and top to bottom....the NAMI Standards
Estate Administration; Alternative Dispute Resolution;        of Excellence are all about building capacity on a solid
Administrative Law, and Ethics.                               foundation of best practices. The result will be a stronger
                                                              NAMI, freed up from organizational uncertainties and
Ms. Fox is a dedicated and active member of our
                                                              better able to focus on education and advocacy.”
community with regard to professional organizations and
volunteer activities. She is a member of the Professional     Indeed, the NAMI North Coastal Mission statement
Fiduciary Association of California, the National             reads as follows: “The Mission of NAMI North Coastal
Guardianship Association, the San Diego Bar Association:      San Diego County is to inspire and support those
Trust & Probate Section; and the National Association of      with brain disorders and their families; educate and
Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She is a founder
                                                              inform the community; and work to erase the stigma of
and group administrator of the San Diego Special Needs
                                                              brain disorders.”
Trust Administration Study Group. She is on the Board
of the San Diego Parkinson’s Disease Association and is a     On the road…your Presidents current and past, have
member and volunteer for many community groups.               attended meetings throughout the County spreading our
                                                              message during the past month… at the San Diego County
Liz D., a client, has suffered a mental illness for a
number of decades and as a result of her extreme and          Mental Health Board, San Diego County Coalition, North
long lasting symptoms dropped out of medical school.          County Mental Health Forum, San Diego County Housing
She shares the story of her fears for her future, her         Council, San Diego County Adult Council, Community
family’s misunderstanding of her illness and the              Health Improvement Project (CHIP), San Diego County
vulnerability she feels, dependent on public programs         Older Adult Council, California CALMEND Project,
for her very life support. At the time she lost her mother,   California Proxy Parent Foundation, San Diego County
who bequeathed her monies, she suffered severe anxiety        HHSA Director, San Diego County QRC, San Diego
trying to set up a special needs trust on her own, to the     County Suicide Prevention, North County Mariposa
detriment of her mental health, causing dissention among      Clubhouse, North County Exodus Recovery WIAC,
family members stalling estate disbursements and other        NAMI San Diego, and Consultation with L.A. Pfizer
issues that could have been solved by the preplanning and     Representative among others…Indeed, we are out
drawing up of a special needs trust by her parents. She       there educating our communities! Please help us this
will share her story and what the subsequent special          year to meet our mission statement and outreach to our
needs trust has accomplished in adding to her life in         communities wherever we may live, especially walking
many positive ways, while maintaining and protecting          the NAMI WALK on April 16, 2011.
her public program benefits. Liz D. is a college
graduate, a member of DBSA (Depression, Bi-Polar and                           Thanks in advance!
Schizophrenia Association) and a supporter of NAMI.
   ANoSogNoSIA…Mental Illness’s Most                               a neuro-rehabilitation specialist, speak at our April
        Devastating Symptom!                                       meeting on this topic. Dr. Welsh-Osga enjoys a practice
                  Coming in April…                                 in San Diego County and is intimately involved with the
            By Jo-San Arnold, Vice President                       San Diego Brain Injury Foundation and the San Diego
         2002 California Psychiatric Association                   Community College Brain Injury Program. She is a
        Advocate of the Year NAMI/North Coastal                    frequently sought out speaker on this topic and through
                                                                   her tireless efforts many a client and family has had the
                                                                   fortune of her expertise. She works with other professional
Can you say it? Can you spell it? Do you even know
                                                                   mental health services and organizations such the San
what it is? Mental illness comes in so many forms, from
                                                                   Diego Regional Center by providing the appropriate staff,
depression to bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, and
                                                                   family and client training and guides recovery programs.
many anxiety disorders just to name a few. They all can
                                                                   She is a frequent collaborator with neuro-scientists on
ruin lives and have the potential to cripple one socially,
                                                                   anosognosia and its effects within the success and failure
professionally and in every aspect of our lives. Whether
                                                                   of therapeutic recovery programs. She is an author and a
you are a client, family member or a professional in health
                                                                   frequent lecturer at UCSD’s School of Medicine.
services, our April meeting may be one of the most
important ones you have ever attended!                             Someone who has anosognosia isn’t being difficult, or
                                                                   refusing to face the truth. He or she is literally unable
Anosognosia has been called by many professionals
                                                                   to believe that his illness is, in fact, an illness. In the case
the most devastating symptom in mental illness.
                                                                   of paranoid schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, one can
Pronounced “ah-no-sog-no-zha”, it means “denial
                                                                   be provoked to violent action in an attempt to ‘escape’
of illness”. NAMI thinks the research and need for
                                                                   his persecutors, or refusal to take medications. For a
understanding so great; they have the keynote speaker at
                                                                   symptom with such a difficult name, it plays such a
the national convention in July detailing why diagnosis,
                                                                   prominent role in both law enforcement and medical
knowledge and application of its effects are so important
                                                                   treatment. We have been struggling legally, with issues
to clients, family and professionals. We understand the
                                                                   like ‘Laura’s law’, since most treatment is taken at the
diagnostic criteria will be included in the new DSM,
                                                                   discretion of the patient, who is free to seek, select, or
and have profound effects on developing individual
                                                                   decline treatment, as he considers appropriate.
therapeutic and recovery programs.
                                                                   However, most patients who are prone to psychosis do
It is difficult for the mind to know what the brain doesn’t
                                                                   not have any particular desire to harm other people.
know. Most people understand the psychological concept
                                                                   The danger comes not from such a desire, but from
of ‘denial’, some of you may have been accused of it, as a
                                                                   hallucinations or delusions that can drive violent
refusal to believe ‘an uncomfortable truth’, in which you
                                                                   actions. If this type of patient has anosognosia and
have the ‘choice’ to change. We have all heard drinkers,
                                                                   are at risk for violent or dangerous acts, and unable to
or drug users, or those in depression who just can’t ‘get
                                                                   believe that anything is wrong with them – they refuse
up and go’ or ‘buckle up’, say they have nothing wrong
                                                                   hospitalizations, medications, recovery programs, etc. it
with them. They just can’t ‘buckle up’. We may even
                                                                   puts them and the community at risk. Learn techniques
know someone verging on a psychotic break who says
                                                                   to recognize the symptoms, reduce them and guide those
“nothing is wrong with me”, while we beg them to
                                                                   we look to help live a better life.
see their doctor or take their medications. We see the
obvious gap between reality and a client’s perception and          In our efforts at NAMI North Coastal to provide you
just can’t understand why they can’t see our point of view,        with the most up to date information, research and
participate in a program, or understand why they need to           treatments to add to your ‘tool box’ of knowledge, we
take their medications on a regular basis. It makes sense          proudly present this program. For those of us who cannot
to us!                                                             attend the national convention, we invite you to join us
                                                                   April 21st, at 7:00 p.m. for our monthly general meeting.
Anosognosia is not simply the denial of a problem, but
                                                                   Bring a friend, family member or a professional as a
the genuine inability to recognize that the problem
                                                                   guest to a dynamic presentation. Learn guidance tips as a
exists. Someone who has anosognosia isn’t being difficult,
                                                                   family member or professional to help those on the road
or refusing to face the truth; they are literally unable to
                                                                   to recovery and who suffer from anosognosia. Learn how
believe that their illness is, in fact, an illness and that they
                                                                   to tell the difference between the symptoms of denial
need help.
                                                                   and anosognosia, and more. See you there. NAMI works
We are privileged to have Dr. Barbara Welsh-Osga,                  4 you!
Ph.D, Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, and
             Local Charity Donates to                          point presentation in identifying factors that are involved
               NAMI North Coastal                              early on and how to prevent them, pointing out what
                                                               research has uncovered.
The newly formed Knights of Columbus Council #15076            Information he presented, spurred a rash of questions
of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlsbad recently            related to how the ‘splitting’ of the mind occurs, how
donated $1,151.45, the proceeds from their annual drive        people carry gene’s (genetic determinant) that develop
for disabled people, to NAMI North Coastal. The check          into what we know as schizophrenia or bi-polar, how
was presented to officers and board members of NAMI            some persons with these genes never develop symptoms,
North Coastal at St. Patrick Church on January 28 by           how there are chromosomes with multiple linkages that
Arthur Serrin, drive chairman and Richard Morel, drive         develop into mental illnesses and how psycho-social
co-chairman. Arthur Serrin is the father of Jodine (Jodi)      stressors, viruses, drug usage, alcohol addiction, etc. can
Serrin, a consumer and long-time member of NAMI                cause these genes to manifest themselves if you have them.
North Coastal. Jodi was found murdered in her Carlsbad         Much discussion was given to puberty and the rise of the
condo apartment on February 14, 2007. Her killer has           diagnosis of these two mental illnesses in correlation
never been caught.                                             with hormones. Are these chromosomes so strong many
                                                               are drawn to drug use, etc.? He even commented on the
According to initial board intentions, the donation will
                                                               fact that as one ages and hormone levels drop, symptoms
be used to support affiliate consumer programs.
                                                               become milder in extremes or disappear.

                                                               We plan on inviting Dr. Tsuang back to NAMI North
                                                               Coastal as the presentation was so enlightening that with
                                                               the many questions that were presented did not begin to
                                                               touch on the information he had available to share with
                                                               our community. We hate to say it, but the information was
                                                               so incredible he didn’t have time to finish presenting it all
                                                               with the questions.

                                                               He barely had time to outline a few of the symptoms that
                                                               as parents, we can look for in our children that might point
                                                               to the onset of mental illness. Just a few were; sudden
                                                               isolation, lack of friends, paranoia, memory and attention
    (left to right) Karen Godfrey, Thelma Hayes, Bob Brooks,
        Kathy Smith-Brooks, Eric Revere, Liz Kruidenier,
                                                               Watch for the announcement that Dr. Tsuang will be
                Marie Revere, Dick Morel, Art Serrin
                                                               returning to a future NAMI North Coastal meeting as our
                                                               keynote speaker and we promise him the opportunity to
        SCHIZoPHrENIA: What’s New!                             finish sharing his ground breaking research!
            by: Jo-San Arnold, Vice President
                                                                           CAHM to Hold 5th Annual
Dr. Ming Tsuang, MD, PHD, presented a dynamic and                          Wellness Forum in March
powerful presentation at the February general meeting.
Dr. Tsuang, whose ‘CV’ can be found on the front page
                                                               The Community Alliance for Healthy Minds (CAHM)
of our February newsletter is an esteemed and world
                                                               will hold its 5th annual wellness forum on Saturday,
renowned scientific researcher on schizophrenia and
                                                               March 19, 2011, at Abraxas High School, 12450 Glen Oak
manic-depressive illnesses and their effects on human
                                                               Road in Poway from 8:30 to 3:00 PM. The forum will
behavior. We are lucky to have him in San Diego County
                                                               provide attendees with methods to cope with chaos and
and at the University of California in the Endowed
                                                               stress in their lives.
Behavioral Genomics Chair.
                                                               The theme for this year’s wellness forum is “Coping
The purpose of the presentation was to bring forward
                                                               with the Chaos in Our Lives”. It is dedicated to providing
the newest research in the prevention, before onset
                                                               information and tools to help individuals and families with
of, mental illnesses (especially schizophrenia and bi-
                                                               mental illness and chemical dependency lead happier,
polar), prior to their becoming long standing and
                                                               healthier lives, manage the stress that they experience,
ingrained in behavior. He gave a wonderful power
and decrease the incidence of self-harm. The Forum                  You will learn about self-advocacy, and, at the same time
also features 15 exciting breakout opportunities during             create a special bond with others in the course. Please call
3 sessions.Details are updated on CAHM’s website:                   (760) 722-3754 for the next class date.

This year’s keynote address by Sara Gilman of Encinitas              Family to Family Education Program News
will be: “Transforming Stress: Your Heart is the
Answer”. Gilman, a fellow of American Academy                       NAMI-North Coastal San Diego County is offering a
of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and EMDR certified,                 FREE 12 week course called the “Family-To-Family”
presented at the 2009 Forum on post-traumatic stress                Education Program. The course is designed to provide
and treatment.                                                      family members with practical help, emotional support,
                                                                    and coping skills that family members need to support, live
Register online for the Forum at:
                                                                    with or understand relatives suffering from biologically
A donation of $20 per person and $30 per family is
                                                                    based brain disorders (mental illness). Information
suggested, but no one will be turned away for lack of
                                                                    on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression,
funds. Donations can be made online or at the event
                                                                    obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, PTSD,
through NAMI San Diego, the fiscal agent for the
                                                                    and other mental illnesses is provided. NAMI-NCSDC
2011 Forum.
                                                                    presents the most current clinical information on these
The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 16, and is            biologically-based brain disorders. (Article continues to
required to receive participant packet and lunch. Sign-in           next page.)
and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The Resource
& Arts Fair includes over 30 organizations for mental
                                                                      Become a NAMI-NCSDC Member!

health and suicide prevention, and artisans displaying and
selling their works.
                                                                    Annual Membership Dues $50
Proceeds from the Forum will support at-risk individuals
and families and the at-risk programs they need to survive          Supporting Membership $60, $75
and thrive.                                                         Professional Membership $100
CAHM was founded by Rex & Connie Kennemer in                        Sustaining $100, $500, $1000
memory of their son Todd (1980 – 2005) to honor his life            Scholarship Fund
and his struggle with mental illness. CAHM exists to
engage the community in awareness of and support for                Any donation is welcome
mental health issues and suicide prevention, particularly           Mail check to: NAMI-NCSDC
among youth and young adults, through venues of                     P.O. Box 2235 • Carlsbad, CA 92018
music, arts, and education: “Together we can change the
landscape of mental health in our communities”.                     NAME:
   Peer to Peer recovery Education News
Welcome to all our new participants of the NAMI North
                                                                    STATE:                    ZIP:
Coastal Peer to Peer Recovery Class. Our new class kicked
off January 26, 2011 at the Pilgrim Church in Carlsbad              PHONE: (H)
and we are looking forward to successful completion
March 30, 2011. If you would like to…                               PHONE: (W)
• Learn more about your mental illness.                             PHONE: (C)
• Benefit being around others that know what                        E-MAIL:
  it is like living with mental illness.
• Become interested in developing a                                 I have taken the Family-to-Family classes
  Relapse Prevention Plan.
                                                                    Please contact me about volunteer opportunities
Please join us for P2P… a 10 week structured course that            I am unable to volunteer at this time
will help you in your quest to live well with mental illness.
Family-To-Family course topics include: Learning about         these illnesses. This includes persons with mental illness,
Feelings, Learning Mental Illness Facts, Introduction          their families, friends, employers, the law enforcement
to Schizophrenia, Critical Periods, Introduction to            community and policy makers. The NAMI organization
Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Diagnosis and Causes,         is composed of approximately 1100 local affiliates, 50
Basics about the Brain, Problem Solving Skills Workshop,       state offices and a national office.
Medication Review, What it is Like to be Mentally Ill,
Empathy Workshop, Communications Skills Workshop,              The goals of the NAMIWalks program are: to fight the
Relative Groups and Self Care, Rehabilitation, Advocacy:       stigma that surrounds mental illness, to build awareness
Fighting Stigma, Certification and Celebration. The            of the fact that the mental health system in this country
program discusses the clinical treatment of mental             needs to be improved and to raise funds for NAMI so that
illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family     they can continue their mission.
members need to cope more effectively. All course               NAMI is a 501(c)(3) charity and any donation you make
materials are free of charge.                                  to support my participation in this event is tax deductible.
The next class will begin March 16 from 6:30-9 PM at Tri-      NAMI has been rated by Worth magazine as among the
City Hospital. Marie Revere and Lea McGuinness will            top 100 charities "most likely to save the world" and has
teach the course.To register, please call 760-722-3754.        been given an "A+" rating by The American Institute of
                                                               Philanthropy for efficient and effective use of charitable
                                                               dollars. NAMI has also been given 4 out of 4 stars by
          SDg&E – An Important NAMI                            The Charity Navigator for short-term spending practices
             North Coastal Donor                               and long-term sustainability. Thank you in advance
                                                               for your support.
For the past several years, San Diego Gas and Electric,
a Sempra Energy utility, has funded the printing of our
                                                                   Mental Health Board Votes to Support
NAMI North Coastal brochures. The officers, board and
membership of NAMI North Coastal are very grateful                     Laura’s Law Implementation
for these donations and offer our sincere thanks to the
management of SDG&E for funding this important part            At its February 3 meeting, the San Diego County Mental
of our affiliate.                                              Health Board voted to support the implementation of
                                                               Laura’s Law in San Diego County. The vote was 4 to 2
    NAMI Walk | by: Liz & Kathy, Co-Presidents                 in favor with one abstention. A letter of support, request
                                                               for implementation and petition signed by nearly 500
                                                               stakeholders will be sent to county supervisors shortly.
It’s that time of year again for our NAMI North
Coastal Walk!                                                  “Educating the mental health community about this law
                                                               has been an uphill struggle,” according to Eric Revere,
We are writing you today to tell you about an upcoming         1st Vice Chair of the board and co-chair of the Laura’s
event that we are participating in that is both very           Law Steering Committee for San Diego County. “There
important and very exciting to us. NAMIWalks, the              seemed to be little knowledge about this law although it
signature walkathon event of the National Alliance on          was passed in early 2003 by the California legislature.
Mental Illness, is being held in San Diego, CA at Balboa       The circulation of misinformation by a couple of opposing
Park: 6th / Quince / Balboa on April 16, 2011.                 groups has confused those unfamiliar with the law and
We do this for our affiliate NAMI North Coastal San            slowed progress”, says Revere. “Fortunately, the nearly
Diego County and our family members.                           500 stakeholders who have signed the online and paper
                                                               petitions understand that implementation will help those
We would like to ask you to come and walk with us or           in our community who have no insight into their mental
to donate to support my participation in this great event.     illnesses’, added Revere. “They refuse treatment and
If you would like to register to walk with us, visit our       circulate in and out of hospitals, jails and homelessness,
team's webpage at             sometime causing or being the victims of violent crime.
SDC/naminorthcoastalbeachwalkers. Donating online              Implementing this law will not only save lives, but will
is fast and secure, and we'll get immediate notification via   save money.”
e-mail of your donation.
                                                               For more information, the Laura’s Law website is at
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the and the petition is at
largest education, support and advocacy organization 
that serves the needs of all whose lives are touched by
                      Meetings, Treatment and Support group resources
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline                      NAMI Connection Support groups                                Board Meetings

      1-888-DVLINKS (385-4657)                                Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 pm                            2nd Thursday • 6:30 pm
      Posters and safe cards advertising this                      Mariposa Clubhouse                                 NAMI North Coastal
      number are available for distribution.          560 Greenbrier Rd. / Oceanside • (760) 439-2785            St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
       Please contact Aneesha Bharwani at                                                                          2775 Carlsbad Blvd. (library)
                                                          Depression & Bipolar Support                               Carlsbad • (760) 722-3754
              (858) 272-5777
                                                            Alliance Support group
         or                                                                             Last Thursday of the Month • 12:00 noon
                                                              Monday & Thursday • 6 pm                           NAMI SIT, Board of Directors
     CRISIS TEAM 800-479-3339                                                                               144 Copper Avenue / Vista • (858)481-7069
                                                            3350 La Jolla Village Dr. Rm 2011
                                                                La Jolla • (888) 274-3637
           (888) 784-2433                                                                                        Meetings (Public Invited)
       Warm Line (Consumer Support)
                                                                                                                   3rd Thursday • 7:00 -8:30 pm
              (800) 930-9276                                     Wednesday • 3-4:30 pm                                NAMI North Coastal
              5 PM • 11 PM daily                                 510 W. Vista Way • Vista                       St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
        Staffed by consumer volunteers                       Kathy Bevilacqua (760) 806-2746             2775 Carlsbad Blvd. / Carlsbad • (760) 722-3754
            SSI Consumer Advocates                           Bobbie Hamilton (760) 439-3500
   Fatemah Abtani is available at the Mariposa                                                                       2nd Thursday at 12:30 pm
Clubhouse to answer SSI questions or help fill out         TArA Borderline Personality                      North County Forum for Mental Health
  and file SSI applications. Call (760) 439-2785            Disorder Support groups                             Tri City Medical Center, Room #6
                                                                                                           4002 West Vista Way / Vista • (760) 940-5050
                                                         1st Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm Gifford Clinic,
 If you need the PErT team Dial 911                       UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services,                     1st Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm
      and specifically request for                           140 Arbor Dr. San Diego, 2nd Floor,                   NAMI San Diego Meeting
           PErT to be sent                                      Room 247 • (760) 729-5748                         Universal Christian Church
   Escondido Office: (760) 839-4722                                                                        3900 Cleveland / San Diego • (619) 543-1434
                                                               3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
   San Diego Office: (619) 276-8112                               Tri-City Medical Center                         Socialization Centers
                                                        4002 Vista Way, Oceanside • (760) 729-5748
 Support groups – North County                                                                                 Monday-Friday • 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
                                                              Bipolar Support groups                              1st Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
       3rd Thursdays from 8:30 - 10 PM                                                                                 Escondido Clubhouse
                                                            4th Tuesdays 10 AM-12 PM Poway
     NAMI North Coastal Support Group                                                                             474 West Vermont / Escondido
        St. Michael's Episcopal Church                              Facilitated by Karen
                                                                                                               (760)737-7125 • Fax (760) 737-8348
        2775 Carlsbad Blvd. / Carlsbad                3rd Wednesdays 10 AM-12 PM Rancho Santa Fe               Program Coordinator: Kim Feinberg
               (760) 722-3754                                     Facilitated by Muffy
                                                                                                                     Friends. Copper Hill
          Tuesdays from 4-6 pm                                         RSVP to                                     144 Copper Avenue. / Vista
     NAMI North Inland Support Group                                        Contact Dolores or Mike at (760) 631-2206
           Josyln Senior Center                             for attendance and directions.
         210 E. Park / Escondido                        Locations and times subject to change.                 Monday-Friday • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
                                                                                                         Mariposa Clubhouse 560 Greenbrier Dr., Suite D
       Additional Support groups                           Day Treatment Programs                                 Oceanside • (760) 439-2785
           Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM                                                                                 Contact Ardith Young, Director
                                                             Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
         Dual Recovery Anonymous                               Aurora Behavioral Health
           Try-City Medical Center                                                                               out Patient Treatment
                                                            11878 Ave. of Industry / San Diego
          Outpatient Behavioral Help                                (858) 675- 4285                             Monday-Friday • 12 noon- 8pm
      510 West Vista Way (Melrose Plaza)                                                                         Walk-In Assessment Center
            Vista (760) 940-5050                           Monday - Friday • 8:30am - 4:00 pm
                                                                                                           524 West Vista Way / Vista • (760) 758-1150
                                                                Tri City Medical Center
                Tuesday, 7-8:30
                                                             Outpatient Behavioral Health                        Monday-Friday • 12 noon-7 pm
             Emotions Anonymous
         Poway Weigarten Senior Center                510 West Vista Way, Vista, CA • (760) 940-5050              Walk-In Assessment Center
           1304 Civic Center • Poway                                                                    600 East Grand Ave. / Escondido • (760) 796-7760
                                                     Palomar Outpatient Behavioral Health Program
           Annmarie (760) 207-2944                      125 Vallecitos del Oro, Ste 125 / San Marcos                Neighborhood Healthcare
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday • 10:15 am -1:45 pm               (760) 739-2988 or (760) 510-8352           425 N. Date St. • Escondido 92025 • (760) 746-5857
      Dual Diagnosis Program at Tri-City                        Monday-Friday • 8 - 4 pm
  Medical Center Outpatient Behavioral Health                                                                       Mental Health Systems
                                                          Kinesis North/Inland BPSR Center
Unit, 510 West Vista Way / Vista • (760) 940-5050                                                                   1701 Mission Avenue #A
                                                     474 West Vermont, Escondido, CA (760) 480-2255                    Oceanside 92058
                (Melrose Plaza)
                                                                                                                760-967-4475 760-966-3827 (fax)
                                                                recovery Classes
      First & Second Wednesdays • 7 pm                                                                        
  Adult, Children & Siblings Support Group             Thursdays • 1-3 PM RICA WELL Class (new)
    Scripps-Mende Wellbeing, UTC Mall.                    125 West Mission, Suite A • Escondido                   In Patient Treatment
      Contact Michelle at (858) 756-3140                        Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 PM                                   Tri City Hospital
                                                         WRAP, WELL MEDS FOR SUCCESS                         Behavioral Health Unit • (877) 299-0664
                                                      Escondido Clubhouse • 474 Vermont Ave. #105               (admission by physician referral)
                                                                    (858) 274-4650

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                                    Volume 11 No. 3 • March 2011                                               The Trauma Treatment Handbook:
NAMI North Coastal Newsletter

                                                                                                               Protocols Across the Spectrum
                                This newsletter is published by NAMI-                                          By Robin Shapiro
                                                                                                               WW Norton, 2010
                                NCSDC, an affiliate of NAMI California
                                and NAMI. Any opinions expressed in
                                this monthly newsletter do not necessarily                   This book has excellent reviews and recently appeared
                                reflect those of NAMI-NCSDC. Editorial                       on the NAMI Books of interest page in the Winter
                                contributions, humorous non-copyrighted                      NAMI Advocate. Psychiatrist, Dan Siegal, was asked
                                stories, personal recovery stories and                       to write a review and “at first glance his initial reaction
                                articles on mental health are invited and                    was a guarded one.” However, he goes on to say that
                                may be sent via e-mail by the 20th of each                   he reconsidered because “treating trauma always
                                                                                             requires a unique approach that pulls from a variety of
                                month for publication consideration in the                   perspectives…just like this book.” As another person
                                following month’s edition to:                                described this book on trauma “there's no 'one fits all'
                                                                                             approach to such management: therefore having this
                                  P.O. Box 2235 • Carlsbad, CA 92018                         analysis of different successful methods under one
                                       phone/fax: (760) 722-3754                             cover makes for a key reference for any practicing
                                     e-mail:                            therapist or library catering to them.” Incidentally, the
                                                                                             NAMI Family to Family Education Program Class also
                                                          addresses the issues of trauma. To treat trauma lots
                                                                                             of skills and a full toolbox of techniques are needed.
                                 Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 1983
                                                                                             Mental illnesses cause trauma for everyone involved,
                                                                                             so this is a useful book to explore what happens to the
                                                                                             mind/body connection under these circumstances.
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