NAMI SPEAKER MEETING
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center
First floor, 617 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
Free – Open to the Public
Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30 pm; Program at 7:00
Topic: Mental health coverage for Medi-Cal beneficiaries outside of County Mental Health
Speaker: Amanda Pyper, Clinical Integration Development Manager & Dr Takashi Wada, Chief Medical Office, CenCal Health
Description: CenCal Health is the health insurance plan for individuals who have Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. CenCal is responsible for all medical and non-specialty mental health services & transportation services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The presentation will provide information on the mental health services covered by CenCal, how to access these services and the collaboration between CenCal and County Mental Health to ensure a continuum of care for mental health services. Efforts towards whole person care (integration of mental health, medical care and substance abuse services) will be reviewed as well.
For more information: contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at
884-8440, ext. 3206;
SUICIDE ATTEMPT SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP NOW FORMING
This is an opportunity for individuals who’ve made a suicide attempt to join with others to meet safely, share thoughts/feelings, develop new coping methods, learn about community resources, and to discuss and learn alternative ways to ease the pain.
The group is for adults (18 or older) and will be facilitated by a licensed clinician and a peer mentor.
It’s anticipated that the group will begin with an open session on Tuesday November 6 after which the subsequent 7 Tuesday sessions in the cycle will be closed.
The group will meet at the New Beginnings Center, 155 Granada St, Suite N, in Camarillo (just off Southbound Carmen Dr. Exit from 101).
Each session will cost $55 (sliding scale available), which is reimbursable by most PPO insurance plans.
For more information or to schedule an intake consultation by phone, contact Grant La Vigna, MFT, (805) 987-3162, ext.3 or firstname.lastname@example.org