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‘Trauma and Immigration’ Event a Success

About 100 people learned about the anxieties and fears they may be experiencing as a result of their immigration experience on June 22 in Salinas. The event, sponsored by NAMI Monterey County, was “Latinos and Mental Health: Trauma & Immigration, as part of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. “There’s a lot of collective trauma going more »

Bridges of Hope

Spiritual leaders of all denominations are invited to attend an informative presentation designed to provide education, support, resources and human connections for those dealing with mental illness in their faith communities. The four-hour training, called Bridges of Hope, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at The Grille at Calvary Chapel, 3001 Salinas more »

Buried Above Ground: Film Event Resonates For Capacity Crowds

Capacity crowds, a powerful documentary and meaningful conversations about post-traumatic stress disorder marked NAMI’s two-day film extravaganza this week at CSU Monterey Bay.  Ben Selkow, director of “Buried Above Ground,” screened his film to more than 110 people at the Black Box Cabaret. About 160 people attended the event on May 12 at the Maya Cinema in Salinas. more »

Pacific Grove Officer Honored With Crisis Intervention Award

Sgt. Orlando Perez was named the 2016 Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year during the annual Fiesta of Hope dinner on May 6 in Seaside. Sgt. Perez was honored for his response to a call to the Pacific Grove Police Department concerning a suicidal man holding a knife. During the three-hour standoff, the sergeant was more »

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