General Meeting, Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

The Speaker for October will be Dr. Dorit Saberi, Supervising Psychologist of the AMI/ABLE Program and Associate Professor UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Saberi will be speaking about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Friends and Family Program.

DBT is a psychotherapy treatment program first developed for treating Borderline Personality Disorder but has now been used to treat other forms of mental illness. This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions. DBT assumes that people are doing their best but lack the skills needed to succeed, or are influenced by positive reinforcement or negative reinforcement that interferes with their ability to function appropriately.

The Friends and Family program is for family members and friends of a person with a mental illness that helps them to communicate more effectively with their loved ones and to better handle difficult situations. Please come to learn about DBT and how it is used in the Friends and Family Program.

The Caring and Sharing Support Groups will meet at 6 PM and the regular speaker meeting at 7:30 PM will meet at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance.

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United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk

The 2018 Homeless Count is right around the corner. But before that kicks off, we have another great opportunity for you to support ending homelessness in L.A. County.

Join LAHSA and United Way of Greater Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 18 at United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk – the only 5K family run/walk dedicated to ending homelessness countywide. Since the inaugural HomeWalk in 2006, more than 85,000 residents have raised $7.6M, which helped to directly house 18,000 of our formerly homeless neighbors.
This year, United Way is hoping to raise $1.5M, mobilize 15,000 people, and recruit more than 600 volunteers. Register and fundraise now at http://unitedwayla.org/homewalk

Details:
United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk
Saturday, Nov. 18
Grand Park, DTLA
On-site registration opens at 6:30 am

Mid-Year Adjustment to MHSA 3 Year Program and Expenditure Plan

The Mid-Year Adjustments to the MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan FY 2017-18 through 2019-20 and other documents have been posted on the DMH Webpage.  Please see the link below:

DMH Announcement Webpage

For Fiscal Years 2017-18 Through 2019-20
Public Review and Comment Period
October 27, 2017 through November 25, 2017

The Mid-Year Adjustment, permissible through Section 3315 of the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 14 that governs the Mental Health Services Act, is comprised of 3 components: