SPEAKER MEETING

FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS

   Our annual winter class will be starting mid-January and run for 12 weeks.  This class,  led by experienced and trained family members for family members, is a primer on mental illness, with classes focused on psychiatric diagnoses, medications, communication, brain function, problem solving, etc.   Participants must register through our office at 510-524-1250 or namieastbay@gmail.com.

SPEAKER MEETING

CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY

WEDNESDAY, JAN 22

       Stephanie Lewis, LMFT, Division Director, Crisis Services, for Alameda County Behavioral Health, provides oversight, direction, planning, and development for the full spectrum of services and a multidisciplinary team within the county’s Crisis Division.

She has more than 20 years of experience working in collaboration with law enforcement and emergency medical services, providing crisis mental health services to individuals, as well as more than 15 years of experience providing various trainings to consumers, clinicians, community providers, and law enforcement on topics involving mental health

     Michael Bernath, PhD MFT, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the new Mental Health Clinical Supervisor for Berkeley Mental Health’s Crisis Assessment and Triage program, which includes both the Walk-In On-Duty Access services for BMH and their new Crisis Telephone Hotline.  Dr. Bernath has been working in this role for BMH since July of 2019, before which he was a psychotherapist and supervisor of psychotherapy for children and families for more than 25 years at a private nonprofit clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Join us at Albany United Methodist Church, 980 Stannage Ave (corner at Marin), Albany.  Meeting, which is free and open to the public,  starts at 7:30 pm

GENERAL MEETINGS are held on the 4th Wednesdays in January, March, May, July, September, November (sometimes changed in November so as not to conflict with Thanksgiving). Everyone is welcome to come by and hear a presentation from an expert in the field, a panel, or a video.

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