NAMI Connection Support Group

NAMI Connection Support Group Solution focused support group for people living with a mental health condition. Every Saturday: 10:30am – 12:00pm Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, Group Room 221263 Erwin St., Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Continue reading

NAMI Family to Family Class

NAMI Family to Family Free 12-week class for family members, significant other, and friends of people living with mental health issues. Start the road to recovery June 7th, 2017: 7:00pm – 9:30pm Real Life Church, Room 21223841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, CA 91355 RSVP by calling Brian Bronson at 818.378.5876 Continue reading

Exploring L.A.’s Growing Problem with Competency Hearings

Los Angeles County’s lone mental health courthouse is having trouble keeping up with a flood of competency cases. Inmates arrive at 7:30 a.m. in county buses, are assessed by a psychiatrist, processed through a hearing approaching only 10 minutes long, and still they are so overbooked, hearings are rescheduled 3 or 4 times.  The mysterious surge of competency hearings in recent years is unprecedented.  Not only does it have public defenders and county clerks concerned; it has now drawn the attention of major publications like the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading