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National Alliance on Mental Illness Marin

call 415-444-0480

June 2007

More Community Resources for clients

Groups that focus on clients’ social and self care skills:

Afternoon Club meets every Monday and Thursday from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Community Mental Health, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. Any Marin resident over 18 who has been recently treated in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit or been to a Psychiatric Emergency Service is referred. Help for managing symptoms and stress to help avoid further inpatient or crisis care. Call Pam Laube at 507- 2657 or Robert Bordeaux at 499-7412. Sliding scale fee with deductible.

Linda Reed Activity Club is a drop-in club on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at 1000 Sir Francis Drake, San Anselmo. Various kinds of groups feature support activities. Call Leah at 457-3509. Free

Smoke Busters is as its name implies a smoking cessation group. It meets Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. at 1000 Sir Francis Drake, San Anselmo. Amy Rogers at 456-9350 x 106 is the one to call.

College of Marin students with a psychological disability may utilize the support services of the Disabled Students’ Center at the Kentfield campus of the College. Call 485-9406 for information.

Life Skills Group is taught by Elpida House staff Fridays 1:30—3:00p.m. Please call Laura at 499-8613. Beyond Hunger is a program that helps you deal with an eating disorder. Their website is www.beyondhunger.org. Or call 459-2270.

Art therapy class is offered Saturdays at Enterprise Resource Center, 1108 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael. Call 457-4554. Free

Places that can help with clients’ vocational opportunities:

Buckelew Employment Services has an orientation every Tuesday at noon at 1000 Sir Francis Drake in San Anselmo. Find out what they offer in training and support. Call 456– 9350 x 115. Free

Integrated Community Services is located at 3020 Kerner Blvd. in San Rafael. Call 455-8481 or visit their website www.connectics.org Free

Become a “Peer Aide” or “Peer Case Manager”. Call Barbara Coley at 485-1489 x 116 to learn how you can use your experience in this Community Action Marin program. Free

Other resources available in the community: ...CHADD offers free education & support for attention deficit/ hyperactivity Call Beverlee at 789-9464. ...Kaiser psychiatric patients receive advice and education at 820 Las Gallinas, San Rafael. Call 444-3522. ...Psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, and relapse prevention are available on a sliding scale ba-

sis at Family Service Agency of Marin, 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael. (491-5700) Offices in the Canal area of San Rafael, in Novato, and in Southern Marin; relapse prevention groups at homeless shelters. Medi- Cal accepted. Services available in English and Spanish.

...Reduced cost psychotherapy is offered at Community Institute for Psychotherapy, 1330 Lincoln Ave. ,

Suite 201, in San Rafael. Call 459-5999 for both English and Spanish speaking support. Also check Jewish Family Services and Catholic Charities for other low-cost options.

...Psychiatric Emergency Services –Crisis Call 499-6666. ...Crisis Intervention Team members (Officers of the law who have received special training in dealing with

mental health crisis) are available in most jurisdictions and should be requested should you need police/sheriff intervention.

Although NAMI Marin provides this list of services to persons with biological brain disorders (mental illness) for our readers convenience, NAMI Marin does not take responsibility for their content, claims, or representation.

www.namimarin.org

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