Posts Tagged ‘help those who cannot speak for themselves’

Mentally Disabled Adult, Children & Adolescent, Sexual Assault or Battery

This is Post #4 to follow-up on my three posts published on July 25 & 27, 2010

Re: what happened to my cousin July 22/July 23, 2010

Thursday August 5, 2010 a Victim’s Advocate at Community Violence Solutions “CVS” http://www.cvsolutions.org/ called me to offer help.

I gained nuggets from our conversation:

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Resources for Caregivers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI
Full list at http://www.namisf.org/support.html (for families & friends in San Francisco)

NAMI-SF SUPPORT GROUPS
For Family Members Caregivers and Friends Only

  • 1010 Gough, San Francisco
    2nd Wednesday at 6:30
    Contact Vicki Evans at 415-661-5208
  • SF General Hospital
    7th Floor Room 7 M 30
    Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
    Call Susanne Killing at 415-558-5900
  • New Family Support Group at Kaiser Hospital, French Campus, 4141 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco on the second Saturday of each month 10:30-Noon.
    Contact Pam Polos at 650-862-2886
  • Sibling & Adult Children Network
    Call Mary Gullekson at 415-474-7010 for information
  • Bilingual & Monolingual Support Groups
  • Chinese Families Mental Health Alliance. Ed Koo 415-352-2047

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Perhaps these nuggets are to help everyone gain awareness, get resources, and further promote advocacy for the mentally disabled community.  Law enforcement personnel need more education. We all need more education and resources to better help those who cannot speak for themselves.

My cousin’s siblings are focusing on their sister’s well-being and I am 100% supportive of their efforts.

I’ll be writing to  BringChange2Mind.org (the not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close, CABF the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation , Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO International Mental Health Research Organization).

http://www.bringchange2mind.org/

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung Ryan

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/

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