There has long been a need for a program that would provide an orientation for people who find themselves having to interact with the mental health system. People try to navigate the mental health system, hoping to get help for their loved ones, yet they don’t know where to start. A partnership of organizations have come together and is producing a program that will address this problem. The partners are:
The Mental Health Crash Course's 90 minute seminar acts as an orientation to the mental health field. The Crash Course began in February, 2016 and has increased its time over the years to accomodate people's questions and needs. Located in downtown Concord's Salvio Square, it is within 10 minutes walking from BART and there are two nearby parking garages. The Crash Course is given on Wednesday evenings every week of the year, including holidays.
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Follow the course on your tablet with the slideshow in PDF format.
You can’t talk with your loved one's doctor and/or staff without having a Release of Confidentiality. Download this form and ensure your loved one signs it for each doctor/hospital.
Developed by NAMI Contra Costa, this 8 point guide will help you get organized and prepare you for dealing with the mental health system
A useful form developed as a tool that will, hopefully, facilitate communication between mental health care providers and the family or other care givers.