Webinar RSS feed https://mhanational.org/ en Workplace Mental Health: Employer Perspective https://mhanational.org/events/workplace-mental-health-employer-perspective <span>Workplace Mental Health: Employer Perspective</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B7emX31yScmQWqkWUb0Fzw">Register Now</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jhughes" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jhughes</span></span> <span>Sat, 03/26/2022 - 22:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing text-align-center"><strong>Workplace Mental Health: Employer Perspective</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Thursday, August 11, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT</strong></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Mental Health America (MHA) and the National Organization on Disability (NOD) present “Workplace Mental Health: Employer Perspective,” a panel discussion with leaders in the disability and employee mental health and well-being arenas. With a combined decade of experience, our panelists will explore how their philosophies and approaches to workplace mental health have transformed to meet today’s demand for better employee mental health and well-being.&nbsp;</p> <p>Topics for the discussion include:</p> <ul> <li>A deep dive into employee mental health challenges as they&nbsp;relate&nbsp;to industry.</li> <li>Supportive workplace policies and practices implemented by employers with today’s workforce.</li> <li>The intersection of workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health efforts.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Thursday, August 11, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT</div> Sun, 27 Mar 2022 02:00:54 +0000 jhughes 21560 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/workplace-mental-health-employer-perspective#comments Effective Business Practices in Workplace Mental Health https://mhanational.org/events/effective-business-practices-workplace-mental-health <span>Effective Business Practices in Workplace Mental Health</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HZhyaSe5SjewbkXmQep7Kw">Register Now</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jhughes" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jhughes</span></span> <span>Sat, 03/26/2022 - 21:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing text-align-center"><strong>Effective Business Practices in Workplace Mental Health</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Wednesday, July 27, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT</strong></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">With stress, burnout, and turnover on the rise, Mental Health America (MHA) and the National Organization on Disability (NOD) present “Effective Business Practices in Workplace Mental Health,” a webinar overview of 2022’s most prominent workplace mental health challenges and effective business practices to directly improve employee mental health outcomes. This webinar will focus on recommendations that incorporate leadership investment, managerial support, and employee empowerment as drivers for positive workplace culture and employee mental health. In addition, a NOD Employment Tracker participating organization will present how they translate these practices into action and how other employers can replicate these practices in their workplaces.</p> <p>In this presentation, we will:</p> <ul> <li>Discuss effective business practices in three domains: leadership investment, managerial support, and employee empowerment.</li> <li>Explore how the NOD Employment Tracker participating organization put these practices into action.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Speaker:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Taylor Adams</strong> is MHA’s Director of Workplace Mental Health. She&nbsp;spearheads MHA’s efforts on its Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health national employer recognition program and its annual Mind the Workplace reports. Her previous work was focused on suicide prevention, and she brings this experience to support companies in evaluating and refining policies to support staff in their mental health journeys.</li> </ul> <p><em>Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, July 27, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT</div> Sun, 27 Mar 2022 01:21:32 +0000 jhughes 21559 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/effective-business-practices-workplace-mental-health#comments Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Our Communities https://mhanational.org/events/supporting-lgbtq-youth-our-communities <span>Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Our Communities</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-skKy_R0Qs2LNNBVdB9OiQ">Register for this webinar</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/mha-admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">MHA Admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/23/2022 - 11:18</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and while we celebrate and uplift this vibrant community, we also recognize they face significant mental health disparities. Mental Health America’s President and CEO Schroeder Stribling will host a panel-style webinar, Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Our Communities, where we will discuss how we can collectively make a positive impact on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. Panelists will share experiences, helpful insights, and best practices to ensure we are creating supportive, safe, and healthy environments where youth can thrive.</p> <p>This webinar is designed to help you:</p> <ul> <li>Identify unique challenges LGBTQ+ youth face</li> <li>Learn about effective systems within communities that support LGBTQ+ youth</li> <li>Discuss how your community can be more inclusive, supportive, and safe for LGBTQ+ youth</li> <li>Feel more confident in your ability to advocate for LGBTQ+ youth</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.</em></p> <h2><strong>Meet our speakers</strong></h2> <p><strong>Casey Pick&nbsp;</strong>(she/her) is the senior fellow for advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project. She works to advance state and federal policies that support LGBTQ+ youth in crisis, educating policymakers and the public about LGBTQ+ youth/mental health issues. She also writes and coordinates amicus briefs, collaborates with state and local advocates, and testifies to support legislation protecting LGBTQ+ youth.</p> <p><strong>Cyn Gomez</strong>&nbsp;(he/him, they/them) is a 19-year-old, first-generation, second year student at UC Berkeley, studying social welfare with minors in race and the law and Spanish. They are an election poll worker, Berkeley student cooperative house president, a student worker at UC Berkeley, Associated Students of the University of California chief advisor on Queer/Trans+ wellness, and the diversity, equity, and inclusion director for Tangible Movement.</p> <p><strong>Kemah M Gbolokai&nbsp;</strong>(she/them/her) is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland, national certified counselor (NCC)&nbsp;and&nbsp;EMDR trained therapist with Onyx Therapy Group. Kemah has 13 years working with children&nbsp;and&nbsp;adolescents who have experienced trauma and 6 years working with women&nbsp;and&nbsp;children fleeing domestic violence. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community she empowers the youth to shine their light</p> <p><strong>Paul Jaquith&nbsp;</strong>(he/him) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional with over 40 years of experience in social work. He is an expert clinical professional who has provided services to adults and children dealing with the challenges of mental illness and substance abuse. He was appointed as the president/CEO of Mental Health America of Southeast Florida in September 2012.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, June 01, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT</div> Mon, 23 May 2022 15:18:45 +0000 MHA Admin 21684 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/supporting-lgbtq-youth-our-communities#comments Back to Basics: Impact of Culture on Mental Health Conversations https://mhanational.org/events/back-basics-impact-culture-mental-health-conversations <span>Back to Basics: Impact of Culture on Mental Health Conversations</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://youtu.be/0QLVW3AT91U">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXsqcmI3vWHo7DxwsRIn24S4tQYnSZSrgxK_7f_55qElZ6PQ/viewform">Request Certificate of Attendance</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/mha-admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">MHA Admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/13/2022 - 13:43</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are going back to the basics to provide foundational knowledge and encourage open discussions around mental health.&nbsp;</p> <p>This panel-style webinar will bring a variety of voices together to reflect on how culture has impacted the way they viewed or talked about mental health growing up. Panelists will also discuss how language and mental health literacy have played a role in caring for their mental health and wellness.&nbsp;</p> <p>This webinar is designed to help you:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Learn from others' lived experiences regarding mental health conversations&nbsp;</li> <li>Reflect on how your own culture has impacted the way you talk about mental health</li> <li>Feel more comfortable openly talking about your mental health</li> </ul> <h2>Meet the Speakers:&nbsp;</h2> <p><strong>Krystle Canare (she/her)</strong>&nbsp;is the vice chair of the Asian Mental Health Collective, a nonprofit organization which aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide. A proud second-generation Filipino American, Krystle’s mental health advocacy and non-profit leadership extends to her work as fellowship director for the Filipino Young Leaders Program and coach for the National Federation of Filipino American Association’s Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration program. Krystle served as an ambassador for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the Obama administration, steering committee member for the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health, and a health equity ambassador for the American Psychological Association.</p> <p><strong>Graciela Cain (they/them/theirs)</strong>&nbsp;began their career supporting grassroots organizations in the South and became passionate about sex education through their past work with queer youth around HIV advocacy. Graciela is now the mental health training coordinator at BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective). They are committed to developing coalition around building safe futures for queer and trans folks, specifically in the South, and addressing housing injustice among marginalized communities. Graciela is also passionate about being a student and a musician, as well as reading. They love to use music, art, and a “Do It Yourself” approach to deepen connections and promote understanding of movement work.</p> <p><strong>Liz Hinojosa (she/her)&nbsp;</strong>is a licensed marriage and family therapist and co-owner at PsychoSocial Therapy She was born and raised in East Los Angeles to immigrant parents. Liz integrates Brainspotting, expressive arts therapy, and Indigenous healing traditions, especially dream work, in her practice. Liz specializes in women empowerment, the LGBTQ+ community, BIPOC, and reframing vulnerability as a sign of strength.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, May 24, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT</div> Fri, 13 May 2022 17:43:15 +0000 MHA Admin 21675 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/back-basics-impact-culture-mental-health-conversations#comments Back to Basics: Understanding Mental Health Literacy https://mhanational.org/events/back-basics-understanding-mental-health-literacy <span>Back to Basics: Understanding Mental Health Literacy</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDxb7zxnMwk">Watch the Recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/5.4.22-Back-to-Basics-Health-Literacy-Slides.pdf">Download the Slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXsqcmI3vWHo7DxwsRIn24S4tQYnSZSrgxK_7f_55qElZ6PQ/viewform">Request Certificate of Attendance</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jhughes" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jhughes</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/20/2022 - 22:39</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Back to Basics: Understanding Mental Health Literacy<br /> <br /> Wednesday, May 4, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>3:15 ET / 12:15 PT</strong></p> <p><br /> We have often heard the term – “mental health literacy,” but how many of us understand what it truly means or how critical it is to our mental well-being? Mental health literacy has been defined as the knowledge and beliefs people have about mental health conditions, which helps in their recognition, management, or prevention. It is important because it influences when and how people seek help and mental health outcomes. Healthy People 2030 saw that it was important enough to separate its definition into a personal definition and an organizational definition. Mental health literacy is also important for reducing stigma. Poor understanding of our own mental health can lead to discrimination and unhealthy coping behaviors and prevent people from asking for help. We must implement mental health literacy in all our outreach and education efforts to help individuals recognize the warning signs and develop their ability to maintain good mental health.<br /> <br /> During this webinar, we will explore the importance of mental health literacy, its cultural impact in the United States, and how to successfully implement it in your outreach and education efforts.<br /> <br /> This webinar is designed to help you:</p> <ul> <li>Describe health literacy and the principles of health literacy.</li> <li>Explain why mental health literacy matters.</li> <li>Analyze the cultural impacts of mental health literacy in the U.S.</li> <li>Prepare you to include mental health literacy in outreach.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Speaker:<br /> <br /> Pierluigi Mancini, Ph.D., </strong>is the president of the Multicultural Development Institute, Inc. He is one of the most sought-after national and international consultants and speakers about mental health and substance use disorders. His areas of expertise are cultural and linguistic responsiveness, immigrant behavioral health, social and racial justice, health equity, and health disparities.<br /> <br /> In 1999, Dr. Mancini founded Georgia’s only Latino behavioral health program, which serves the immigrant population by providing appropriate mental health and addiction treatment and prevention services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.<br /> <br /> Nationally, he has provided expert content to clients at the local, state, and federal levels. Internationally, he has provided consulting in Mexico, Italy, Colombia, Cuba, and Kosovo. He recently led a project to train clinicians in Latin America, who are taking care of over 4 million displaced Venezuelans in the region.<br /> <br /> Dr. Mancini’s public service announcement and documentaries addressing Latino underage drinking, suicide rates, and prescription drugs have won a combined six Emmy ® awards. Dr. Mancini has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia; honored with the NLPA Star Vega Distinguished Service Award; the UnidosUS (NCLR) - Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Health; and the Mental Health America “Heroes in the Fight” Award, among others.<br /> <br /> He serves as the secretary/treasurer on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America National, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, and R.I. International.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, May 04, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">3:15 ET / 12:15 PT</div> Thu, 21 Apr 2022 02:39:46 +0000 jhughes 21602 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/back-basics-understanding-mental-health-literacy#comments Preventing and Healing from Child Abuse and Neglect https://mhanational.org/events/preventing-and-healing-child-abuse-and-neglect <span>Preventing and Healing from Child Abuse and Neglect</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD_8-PUhIGo">Watch The Recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/2022-04/Child%20Abuse%20and%20Neglect%20MHA%20Webinar%20Slides.pdf">Download The Slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://bit.ly/MHAcertificate">Request A Certificate of Attendance</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jhughes" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jhughes</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/12/2022 - 15:23</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing text-align-center"><strong>Preventing and Healing from Child Abuse and Neglect </strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Thursday, April 21, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT</strong></p> <p>Child abuse and neglect (CAN) can be a painful and difficult topic that so many want to look away from, but we can’t work to solve what we ignore. This educational and resiliency-based presentation will provide attendees with information on how we can create significant impact and cross-cultural resolution for CAN and so many other issues that stem out of it.</p> <p>In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, join Mental Health America and The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect for this free, 60-minute webinar where we will:</p> <ul> <li>Gain a greater understanding of the impacts of CAN.</li> <li>Break down cultural barriers in the way of child abuse prevention.</li> <li>Hear a first-person experience and learn how survivors can navigate life after CAN.</li> <li>Walk away with an understanding of how to prevent and ultimately end CAN.</li> </ul> <p style="color:red">Content Warning: This webinar will contain content about child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and other topics you may find distressing. We encourage you to care for your mental health and disengage if needed.</p> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the speaker:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lori Poland</strong> is a childhood survivor of a high-profile child abuse case and has since devoted her life and career to ending child abuse and neglect as well as healing its cycles and ripple effects. She has spent her career working in mental health and the nonprofit sector as a therapist for children and families. Lori transitioned from therapy to assume the job of Executive Director for EndCAN, leveraging her background in business management and program development. Lori currently serves as EndCAN’s CEO and travels nationally as a motivational speaker talking about possibilities after trauma, becoming a transcender, and the ripple effects of trauma on children and families. Lori’s book, “I Live Here” details her experience as a child abuse survivor and will be released in July 2022. Additionally, Lori has consulted within the legal system to advocate for change in the field and to develop greater understanding. Learn more about Lori and her book at <a href="http://www.loripoland.com">loripoland.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Thursday, April 21, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT</div> Tue, 12 Apr 2022 19:23:02 +0000 jhughes 21584 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/preventing-and-healing-child-abuse-and-neglect#comments Lessening Loneliness and Boosting Belonging in the Workplace https://mhanational.org/events/lessening-loneliness-and-boosting-belonging-workplace <span>Lessening Loneliness and Boosting Belonging in the Workplace</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:53</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Lessening Loneliness and Boosting Belonging in the Workplace</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Tuesday, April 5, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://mhanational-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_czIFJQm8Q4SyGEtV0aejdw">Register Now</a></p> <p>Feelings of isolation and loneliness among employees are on the rise and contribute to a real and growing mental health problem that affects both individuals and organizations. You'll learn how addressing the issues - and finding practical, effective solutions - can transform an isolated workforce into one that's happier, more engaged, and more productive in its efforts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Combining a decade of leadership consulting and firsthand workplace loneliness research, Ryan and Steven distill everything you need, showing you what's causing today's loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance with employees at every level - including yourself.</p> <p>Keynotes include:</p> <ul> <li>An awareness of loneliness, the modern causes, and its impact on business</li> <li>How to identify workers in need of belonging and how to deliver it for them</li> <li>The 4-step Less Loneliness Framework to create connected, drive, and high-performing teams</li> <li>Proven strategies that help to build a connectable culture within an organization</li> </ul> <p style="list-style-type:none"><strong>Meet the speaker:</strong></p> <p style="list-style-type:none"><strong>Steven Van Cohen, MS</strong>, is a trainer, consultant, and author of Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. He is also the co-founder of SyncLX.com, which creates lasting learning experiences for the organization’s #1 asset, its people. For ten years, Steven has built and delivered learning experiences that drive professional growth and development for the world’s leading companies.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, April 05, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT</div> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 21:53:39 +0000 JCheang 21483 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/lessening-loneliness-and-boosting-belonging-workplace#comments National Post-Traumatic Growth Through Peer Support https://mhanational.org/events/national-post-traumatic-growth-through-peer-support <span>National Post-Traumatic Growth Through Peer Support</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://youtu.be/ibFZs724-Ns">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.mhanational.org/sites/default/files/2022-03/Supportiv%20for%20MHA%20_%2003.08.22-compressed.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://bit.ly/MHAcertificate">Request a Certificate of Attendance</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jhughes" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jhughes</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/01/2022 - 00:38</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:center"><strong>National Post-Traumatic Growth Through Peer Support</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Tuesday, March 8, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT</strong></p> <p>We have endured global-scale trauma. To experience widespread post-traumatic growth post-pandemic, access to mental healthcare must be greatly expanded; yet, the mental health provider shortage hampers our ability to heal as a nation. Peer support is a care modality that can fill the gap due to its broad community appeal, even among those less likely to pursue traditional mental health care –namely vulnerable populations, men, and all ranges of the age spectrum. Online, on-demand 24/7 access to a national peer-to-peer support network can improve the coping and healing process of millions across the United States.</p> <p>Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Why do we need to embrace the concept of post-traumatic growth, and how does it apply to all of us in the COVID era?</li> <li>What populations are more likely to access peer support than other mental health care modalities?</li> <li>How can online, on-demand peer support help individuals after trauma, in a way that is genuinely accessible?</li> </ul> <p>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.</p> <p><strong>Meet the Speaker:</strong></p> <p><strong>Helena Plater-Zyberk</strong> is CEO and Co-Founder of Supportiv, the digital peer-to-peer mental health service that serves over 2.5 million covered lives for health plans and large employers and has helped over 700,000 people cope with, heal from, and problem-solve struggles like anxiety, depression, loneliness, social isolation, and stress. Supportiv –The Support Network– operates 24/7/365 matching users into professionally-moderated, small group peer support chats, and connecting users in real-time to precisely relevant support, tips, resources, and referrals. Supportiv lowers the typical cost of mental health care by 10X and delivers clinical-grade outcomes in a consumer-friendly service. Helena is the former CEO of SimpleTherapy, the AI-driven at-home physical therapy alternative with no costly doctor or clinic consults, serving health plans, employers, and individuals. Formerly, she was an Executive Director of Scholastic Inc.'s EdTech business unit, and a Director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at media behemoth Condé Nast. Helena holds an MBA from Columbia University. Visit&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.supportiv.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1646443087360000&amp;usg=AOvVaw0aIx6HkGJr3t6vL5PA68Vb" href="http://www.supportiv.com/" target="_blank">www.supportiv.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, March 08, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT</div> Tue, 01 Mar 2022 05:38:48 +0000 jhughes 21484 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/national-post-traumatic-growth-through-peer-support#comments Addressing the Spectrum of Disordered Eating https://mhanational.org/events/addressing-spectrum-disordered-eating <span>Addressing the Spectrum of Disordered Eating</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxCRiFCCaMc">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Addressing%20the%20Spectrum%20of%20Disordered%20Eating%20MHA.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXsqcmI3vWHo7DxwsRIn24S4tQYnSZSrgxK_7f_55qElZ6PQ/viewform">Request a Certificate of Attendance</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/18/2022 - 17:10</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Addressing the Spectrum of Disordered Eating</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Friday, February 25, 2022</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PM</strong></p> <p>Eating disorders are often misunderstood – from believing them to be a lifestyle choice, to thinking they primarily impact people of a particular age, race, or income level, many people don’t view them as the serious mental health conditions that they are. Even people who don’t meet diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder can still have disordered eating behaviors that should be addressed.&nbsp;</p> <p>These misconceptions have very real consequences – people can’t seek help if they aren’t aware of the problem, and while less than one third of individuals experiencing eating disorders are able to access care, eating disorders remain the second deadliest mental health condition. Understanding the realities of eating disorders and disordered eating habits is key to identifying and addressing symptoms and to seeking help. While everyone’s mental health journey is different, it’s never too late to recover.&nbsp;</p> <p>In honor of <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/02/18/a-proclamation-on-national-eating-disorders-awareness-week-2022/">Eating Disorders Awareness Week</a>, join Mental Health America and National Alliance for Eating Disorders for this free, 60-minute webinar where we will explore:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Different eating disorders, what they look like, and who they impact;&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="1">The blurred lines between diagnosable eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors; and</li> <li aria-level="1">Developing and healing from eating disorders at all stages of life.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Speakers:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Johanna Kandel (she/her)</strong> founded The National Alliance for Eating Disorders (formerly The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness) after recovering from a ten-year-long battle with various eating disorders. Since founding The Alliance in October 2000, Johanna has brought information and awareness about eating disorders to hundreds of thousands of individuals nationally and internationally. In addition, she facilitates weekly support groups, mentors individuals with eating disorders and their families through their treatment and recovery, and helps thousands of people to gain information and find the help they need. As a passionate advocate for mental health and eating disorders legislation, Johanna has spent a lot of time meeting with numerous members of Congress and was part of the first-ever Eating Disorder Roundtable at the White House.</p> <p>Johanna is a proud member of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) Meeting under the Department of Health and Human Services, a member of the Board of Directors for the Eating Disorders Coalition, and a member of the Eating Disorders Leadership Summit. She has received many awards for her ongoing outreach and advocacy work, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service©, Academy for Eating Disorders’ Meehan/Hartley Leadership Award for Public Service &amp;/or Advocacy, and Harlequin Enterprises’ More Than Words Award. Johanna has appeared on national television programs including NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, and profiled in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Glamour Magazine.</p> <p><strong>Betsy Brenner</strong>, author of <em>The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Midlife</em>, believes it is never too late to heal from past trauma and in mid-life became healthier in body, mind, and spirit. In her 2021 memoir, Betsy details her life, one filled with blessings and privilege, but also with emotional trauma, grief, and loss. Her past challenges contributed to the development of an eating disorder in midlife which was ultimately the catalyst for healing. Her important message is that it’s never too late to be a work in progress. Betsy is an author, recovery speaker, and peer support mentor. A graduate of Brown University and American University Law School, Betsy was a nationally ranked tennis player, hospital attorney, hospice volunteer, and high school tennis coach. She and her husband, Jeff, reside in Barrington, Rhode Island, and are the parents of three grown children.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Friday, February 25, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT</div> Fri, 18 Feb 2022 22:10:09 +0000 JCheang 21470 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/addressing-spectrum-disordered-eating#comments County and State Data: Mapping the Mental Health of Our Communities https://mhanational.org/events/county-and-state-data-mapping-mental-health-our-communities <span>County and State Data: Mapping the Mental Health of Our Communities</span> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://youtu.be/X-WdrulcSw8">Watch the Recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://youtu.be/WotNLrkshpA">Watch the Mapping Dashboard Demo</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Fri, 01/14/2022 - 10:32</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3 class="text-align-center">County and State Data: Mapping the Mental Health of Our Communities<br /> MHA's Unique County and State Data</h3> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Wednesday, February 16, 2022<br /> 1:00 pm EST</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6b747ee3-fbdb-4c54-a9bd-fb0d946498a4" height="288" src="/sites/default/files/unnamed%20(16).jpg" width="512" /></p> <p>Over the last year, MHA&nbsp; researchers and corporate partners at Lundbeck have been analyzing over 2.6 million mental health screens from 2020 and 2021. These screens were taken by individuals who came to MHA’s website thinking they may be experiencing depression, suicidal ideation, psychosis, or trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we’re ready to publish this powerful data and show you how your community has been feeling. We’ll break it all down by state and county in a groundbreaking national dashboard unique to MHA.</p> <p>We want you to be the first to learn about this transformative new resource, our findings, and what it all means for local leaders and the future of mental health.</p> <p>This information is rich, timely, and unique. Most federal sources release mental health data on a two-year delay, and even then, those statistics often present a picture of how many people are in a mental health crisis. MHA’s dashboard will display screening data much quicker and will capture how people are feeling much earlier – at the first symptom stage, rather than at the crisis stage. This data can help decision-makers act faster and respond to areas with the most state and local needs. Join us to learn how your community can benefit!</p> <p><strong>This webinar will:</strong></p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Review the Mental Health America Screening Program and MHA and Lundbeck’s recent COVID-19 data brief series</li> <li aria-level="1">Discuss real-world implications of this project, and utilize this data to inform public policy opportunities for earlier intervention</li> <li aria-level="1">Demonstrate the mapping dashboard functionality</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Schroeder Stribling, president, and<br /> CEO of Mental Health America</strong></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d9afa656-4535-462b-bfea-72d1da4fe362" height="100" src="/sites/default/files/unnamed%20(21)_0.png" style="float: right;" width="133" />As CEO of Mental Health America, Schroeder heads the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. She is a lifelong social justice advocate with over 20 years of experience managing organizations focused on mental health, homelessness, poverty, and racial justice.</p> <p class="text-align-center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO, Lundbeck</strong></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="52a76d05-9b98-4fa5-aa4a-5e8563ba43fe" height="100" src="/sites/default/files/unnamed%20(22).png" style="float: right;" />Dr. Deborah Dunsire is President and CEO of Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases with more than 70 years of expertise in neuroscience research. Dr. Dunsire has more than 30 years of clinical, commercial, and international management experience from the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, primarily in the fields of oncology and CNS, thus bringing a breadth of scientific and business experience.</p> <p class="text-align-center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Theresa Nguyen, Chief Program Officer, MHA</strong></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b6dab7b2-6544-48dc-a105-eb810fcd3482" height="100" src="/sites/default/files/unnamed%20(23).png" style="float: right;" width="100" />As MHA’s Chief Program Officer and Vice President of Research and Innovation, Theresa works to improve access to mental health care through data and digital-based innovations. Her areas of special interest include prevention, early intervention, education, and building a full recovery-oriented mental health system of care.</p> <p class="text-align-center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Maddy Reinert, Senior Director of Population Health, MHA</strong></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c71d9cc8-fb62-468b-889c-c395516034a4" height="100" src="/sites/default/files/unnamed%20(24).png" style="float: right;" width="100" />Maddy manages the MHA online mental health screening program, which has served over 12 million individuals who have come to take a mental health screen and are seeking additional support. She is responsible for the collection, cleaning, analyzing, interpretation, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data for use across MHA programming, and provides regular data support to over 80 partners nationally.</p> <p class="text-align-center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text-align-center"><em>Mental Health America’s independent research was made<br /> possible by the generous support of Lundbeck.</em></p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="13f50290-6fce-4053-9726-69cf3d590d5e" height="91" src="/sites/default/files/mha%20lundbeck%20logos.PNG" width="515" /></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, February 16, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT</div> Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:32:06 +0000 JCheang 21436 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/county-and-state-data-mapping-mental-health-our-communities#comments