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News Item 1: nueva clase comienza el sábado 11 de octubre

NAMI De Familia a Familia 

Fecha: Cada sábado comenzando el 11 de octubre

Horario: 2:00pm-4:30pm

Sitio: Southeast Mission Geriatric (3905 Mission St.)

 Alfonso Pacheco: 415-317-5838

 

News Item 2: NPR's Series on Schizophrenia
Did you miss the KQED series by Amy Standen? Read the stories covered by KQED http://goo.gl/SbfqH0 and tune in to NPR's morning edition http://goo.gl/BjLwTR
 
News Item 3: October 15, General Meeting

October 15 General Meeting - Tobacco and mental health: treatment challenges

Tobacco use is estimated to account for an average of 25 years of life lost for individuals with chronic mental illness. Within this context, tobacco exposure, use, and pathways to quitting become a matter of life and death. In this presentation, two tobacco use and mental health experts, Cati Brown-Johnson, PhD (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and Dr. Sebastian Fromont (formerly an emergency psychiatrist at San Francisco General Hospital), will discuss research and treatment of tobacco use as it pertains to individuals with mental health diagnoses. Topics covered will include the history of tobacco and mental health, current research pertaining to tobacco, and patient struggles with addiction and readiness to quit. Also, treatment options and pharmacology concerns for patients will be presented from a psychiatry perspective.

5:30pm-6:30pm: Light refreshments and socializing 
6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation 

St. Francis Memorial Hospital, 900 Hyde Street Lower Level Room C

 

Does someone you love have a mental illness?

NAMI San Francisco is one of more than 1,100 affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, known by its acronym NAMI.

With some 200,000 members, NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses through advocacy and education efforts.  We understand that mental illness deeply affects whole families; not just the person with an illness.

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