Webinar https://mhanational.org/ en Taking Time for Yourself: Writing and Peer Support https://mhanational.org/events/taking-time-yourself-writing-and-peer-support <span>Taking Time for Yourself: Writing and 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://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_ejaTuCCKSwmcH9btdQfwsg">Register for the webinar</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:11</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Taking Time for Yourself: Writing and Peer Support</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Tuesday, May 18th, 2021</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT</strong></p> <p>Taking time for yourself is an essential part of any recovery journey. Self-care is proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels while increasing self-compassion. Taking time for yourself may seem unimaginable, but there are small things we can do to make self-care a little easier. As part of May is Mental Health Month, we will be showcasing how you can take care of yourself using creative writing. We will also show you how you can help other peers take care of themselves using this art form.&nbsp;</p> <p>This webinar will help you:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Understand the benefits of creative writing as a means of taking care of yourself</li> <li aria-level="1">Learn practical skills to incorporate creative writing into your life</li> <li aria-level="1">Learn how to use creative writing to work with other peers</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Presenter</strong></p> <p><strong>Alana Sadhu, M.A., B.S., Director of Clinical Programming at LiveWell Coaching</strong></p> <p>Alana is a dedicated mental health counselor with over ten years of experience helping adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and various other life challenges. Alana attended Florida International University, graduating with honors before attending Argosy University in Tampa, Florida, earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Today, Alana’s passion for helping others shines through her work as the Director of Clinical Programming for LiveWell Coaching and service on the Board of Directors of Peer Support Space, a non-profit grassroots mental health organization in Central Florida. Alana enjoys spending her rare spare time with friends and family and in the great outdoors. She is an animal lover with a penchant for alligators, turtles, and her two crazy and ironically named cats Whiskey and Bailey.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, May 18, 2021</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, 11 May 2021 20:11:30 +0000 JCheang 19348 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/taking-time-yourself-writing-and-peer-support#comments Young Mental Health Leaders Series: Peer Support and Youth Mental Health https://mhanational.org/events/young-mental-health-leaders-series-peer-support-and-youth-mental-health <span>Young Mental Health Leaders Series: Peer Support and Youth 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://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_DCtBW2_HSEG2FhT6mKN-0g">Register for the webinar</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:09</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Young Mental Health Leaders Series: Peer Support and Youth Mental Health<br /> Tuesday, May 11, 2021<br /> 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT</strong></p> <p>With increasing rates of distress among young people, young leaders are stepping up to transform how we approach mental health. Youth peer support programs are growing in popularity because young people want them and because research shows peer support works. To build on this momentum, we must equip young people with the tools and skills to support themselves and their peers and invest in youth peer support programs wherever young people spend their time.</p> <p><strong>Join us for the first conversation in Mental Health America and the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative's Young Mental Health Leaders Series, Peer Support and Youth Mental Health. This 60-minute Q&amp;A will bring together leading researchers and young mental health advocates to talk about the current challenges and successes in youth mental health.</strong></p> <p>Satvik Sethi of Runaway App will discuss how his mental health community advocates for young people and provides them with the necessary tools and free resources to take care of their wellbeing. Martin Raffety and Tia Barnes of Youth Era will discuss UpLift, a 5-day virtual event developed alongside the University of Oxford that empowers young people with the tools to support themselves and their peers. This session will be moderated by Dr. Cindy Liu, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; director of multicultural research, Commonwealth Research Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and instructor in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.</p> <p><strong>Meet the speakers</strong></p> <p><strong>Satvik Sethi</strong> is a 22-year-old mental health activist and social entrepreneur on a journey to make the world happier. Originally from New Delhi, India, Satvik currently lives and works in New York. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Runaway, a social venture promoting mental health awareness and helping those in need of emotional support. Runaway has been featured by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, Vice, etc. Satvik also serves as an Independent Expert Advisor at Wellcome Trust UK to guide research and policy development for youth mental health.</p> <p><strong>Martin Rafferty</strong> is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Youth Era, a national nonprofit that is revolutionizing current thinking about how we view youth engagement. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center highlighted Martin Rafferty as one of eight global changemakers. He was awarded the "2010 Oregon Mental Health Award of Excellence", "Advocate of the Year" by the Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2013 and was named one of the "20 Under 40 Rising Business Stars" in 2018. Most recently, Martin was awarded the "2020 Henry J. Grass MD Access Award" by the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association.</p> <p><strong>Tia Barnes</strong> is the Chief Program Officer at Youth Era where she oversees the organization’s international direct services, program development, and national technical assistance. She was a key designer of the Youth Era Drop Model, a co-creator of Youth Peer Support Specialist certifications across the nation, and has provided training to agencies to increase youth voice within their programs. Most recently, she was a lead designer of an international cultural responsiveness training for youth and young adults. Barnes was one of the authors to create UpLift, an international peer-to-peer course provided to high schoolers from four different countries as a joint research project with the University of Oxford. In addition to her extensive experience, among other honors, Tia received an Award of Excellence in the Field of Youth Peer Support in 2015.</p> <p><strong>Dr. Cindy H. Liu</strong> is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; director of multicultural research, Commonwealth Research Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and instructor in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liu’s research focuses on culture and socio-emotional development and race and ethnic disparities as they relate to maternal and child mental health.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, May 11, 2021</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> Wed, 05 May 2021 15:09:38 +0000 JCheang 19341 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/young-mental-health-leaders-series-peer-support-and-youth-mental-health#comments All Moms’ Mental Health Matters: Optimizing Perinatal Health https://mhanational.org/events/all-moms-mental-health-matters-optimizing-perinatal-health <span>All Moms’ Mental Health Matters: Optimizing Perinatal 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://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/WN_Ue1z8PbpSFupKfSh7DqBUQ">Register for the webinar</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/06/2021 - 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>All Moms’ Mental Health Matters: Optimizing Perinatal Health</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Monday, May 10 2021</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT</strong></p> <p>As part of May is Mental Health Month activities, MHA will highlight why the mental health of expecting and new moms is important to the rest of the family and community and how you can advocate on this issue with Congress and your Governor’s office. Jamie Zahlaway Belsito,&nbsp;Policy&nbsp;Director and Founder of the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA), and MMHLA Board Member Amy Stiffarm, tribal maternal mental Health expert, will help participants understand why the&nbsp;health of all mothers’ matters, the special needs of BIPOC mothers, and why now is the time for&nbsp;advocacy.</p> <p><strong>Meet the presenters:</strong></p> <div><strong>Jamie Zahlaway Belsito</strong> is MMHLA’s federal policy director and founder.&nbsp; A Boston native, Jamie is a former Commissioner on the (MA) Ellen Story Special Commission on Postpartum Depression, a trustee at her alma mater, Salem State University and a board member of the Massachusetts March of Dimes.&nbsp; As the former Advocacy Chair for the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health, Jamie led a grassroots movement engaging mothers and families across the United States to help pass the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act in 2016, the first-ever federal legislation addressing maternal mental health.&nbsp; Jamie is a former candidate for United States congress, where she used her platform to focus on the health and wellness of women, children and families.&nbsp; She is committed to keeping maternal mental health a focal point in our nation’s policy, centering communities of need at the heart of access and funding.</div> <p><strong>Amy Stiffarm </strong>is Aaniiih of the Fort Belknap Indian Community and also descends from the Cree and Blackfeet people of Montana. She currently resides on the lands of the Kootenai, Bitterroot Salish, and Pend O'rielle people on what is now known as the Flathead Reservation. She is the mother to two daughters, Tahmya who is 7, and Kisiah who is 4. She is a survivor of maternal depression and anxiety issues and is devoted to using her education to understand more about these issues and help heal communities Amy has been involved in research with Tribal communities since her undergrad degree at Salish Kootenai College and found her passion for maternal and child health during her MPH at the University of Montana. She is currently working as a Research Assistant while pursuing a PhD in Indigenous Health through the University of North Dakota where she is focusing on Maternal Mental Health from an Indigenous perspective. In her spare time, Amy likes to run and write to guide her in her healing journey.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Monday, May 10, 2021</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> Thu, 06 May 2021 20:53:24 +0000 JCheang 19346 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/all-moms-mental-health-matters-optimizing-perinatal-health#comments Increasing Mental Health Awareness Through Community Outreach: Mental Health Month 2021 https://mhanational.org/events/increasing-mental-health-awareness-through-community-outreach-mental-health-month-2021 <span>Increasing Mental Health Awareness Through Community Outreach: Mental Health Month 2021</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=eBDU_X_nwQI">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/MayisMentalHealthMonth_2021.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://forms.gle/z9DgxLrZwqUMBRPF9">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>Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:13</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><br /> <strong>Increasing Mental Health Awareness Through Community Outreach: Mental Health Month 2021<br /> Thursday, May 6, 2021<br /> 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT</strong></p> <p>Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have observed May is Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. Each year, MHA releases a May is Mental Health Month toolkit that includes sample communications materials as well as printable handouts and worksheets. The 2021 toolkit is focused on the theme Tools 2 Thrive, providing practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation.&nbsp;</p> <p>We invite other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities in your own communities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">What’s included in <a href="https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month">MHA’s 2021 Mental Health Month toolkit</a>;&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="1">How to use the toolkit content on social media to promote Mental Health Month;&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="1">Examples of outreach events to increase mental health awareness; and</li> <li aria-level="1">How community-based organizations have used these materials.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Speakers:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>America Paredes</strong> is MHA’s Vice President of Partnerships &amp; Community Outreach. In this role, she works to educate the community about MHA and its programs, as well as researching, engaging, and developing strategic partnerships that further MHA's mission and vision. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the provision of technical assistance to mental health consumers, consumer-run organizations, behavioral health professionals and the general public. Additionally, America participates in the implementation of MHA's social media strategy and manages several of MHA's social media platforms. America is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and is fluent in Spanish.</p> <p><strong>Whitney Ball </strong>is the Associate Director of Marketing and Outreach at MHA. She helps manage the organization’s associate membership program as well as other outreach and advocacy efforts. Whitney’s previous experience includes advocating for mental health at both the local and national levels. Most recently, she served on the communications and marketing team at the National Council for Behavioral Health.</p> <p>Whitney’s own lived experience, and the experiences of those close to her, help drive her passion for mental health awareness and early intervention. She is dedicated to normalizing conversations about mental health concerns. Whitney, a Texas native, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Trinity University and is currently working on her master’s in social work at Boston University.</p> <p><strong>Marcie Timmerman</strong>&nbsp;serves as Executive Director for Mental Health America of Kentucky. She has been a mental health advocate in Kentucky for 15 years and has worked in social media messaging and grassroots connecting for several organizations over that time.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Thursday, May 06, 2021</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT</div> Mon, 03 May 2021 16:13:19 +0000 JCheang 19340 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/increasing-mental-health-awareness-through-community-outreach-mental-health-month-2021#comments Back to “Normal” – or Not: How to Help Your Family Through COVID-19 Transitions https://mhanational.org/events/back-normal-or-not-how-help-your-family-through-covid-19-transitions <span>Back to “Normal” – or Not: How to Help Your Family Through COVID-19 Transitions</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/J4KiYDkx3u0">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/MHA%20x%20Brightline%20Webinar_%20Back%20to%20_normal%20times__May%202021.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://forms.gle/z9DgxLrZwqUMBRPF9">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>Wed, 04/28/2021 - 16:39</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>Back to “Normal” – or Not: How to Help Your Family Through COVID-19 Transitions<br /> Tuesday, May 4, 2021<br /> 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>It’s no secret that many people struggled with mental health challenges this last year. What was already a growing crisis has been exacerbated by lockdowns, isolation, intensified stressors and anxieties, and political and societal turmoil,&nbsp;especially for families. As we slowly transition to more “normal times,” very few things may be “normal” as we know it. Families will be looking for ways to cope and move forward.</p> <p>In this presentation, members from the Care Team at Brightline will walk through how the last year has impacted families (hint: you’re not alone) and various coping strategies to tackle anxiety, stress, disruptive behavior, and executive functioning as families transition back to school, back to work, and back to “normal” routines (however slow and uncertain the transition may be).</p> <p>Join this 60-minute webinar where we will:</p> <ul> <li>Discuss the current mental health crisis and the deep impact of COVID-19 on families;</li> <li>Identify common behavioral health challenges, disruptive behaviors, and issues that the pandemic has particularly impacted; and</li> <li>Learn coping strategies and methods for families to move forward and prepare to transition through uncertain times.</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event. </em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters: </strong></p> <p><strong>Dr. David Grodberg</strong> is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and Brightline’s Chief Medical Officer. He has over 20 years of clinical experience providing evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents, and their families across many conditions and levels of care. David is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine and served as medical director of the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinic. Among his many contributions to the field, David developed the Autism Mental Status Exam (AMSE), which is a brief and free diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder used globally. Much of his work at Yale has focused on using technology to improve the way pediatric behavioral health care is delivered.</p> <p><strong>Dr. Alex Boeving Allen</strong> is a licensed clinical child psychologist and Brightline’s Vice President of Clinical Strategy. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families—from families coping with childhood chronic illness to those navigating complex behavioral health needs. Alex has a private practice and was previously the director of psychosocial services in Oncology at Wake Forest University Medical Center/Brenner Children’s Hospital.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Marina Scott, MS, OTR/L </strong>is an accomplished pediatric occupational therapist with 19 years of experience in many settings, including both public and private schools, private clinics, early intervention, and teletherapy. She has an extensive background in early intervention, school-based services, telehealth, sensory integration, and handwriting. She has many years of experience in public speaking, teaching, and education around pediatric occupational therapy topics.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://bit.ly/3dLxWO7" target="_blank">Brightline</a></strong>&nbsp;is the first comprehensive behavioral health solution designed to support children and families across a range of common challenges — so every family can thrive. Through therapy, speech therapy, medication management, skills-based coaching programs, and on-demand resources, Brightline is delivering flexible care for every family.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, May 04, 2021</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</div> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:39:23 +0000 JCheang 19337 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/back-normal-or-not-how-help-your-family-through-covid-19-transitions#comments [In Conversation With Series] The Social Justice Movement of Peer Support https://mhanational.org/events/conversation-series-social-justice-movement-peer-support <span>[In Conversation With Series] The Social Justice Movement of 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T3V0NqSHLY">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://forms.gle/z9DgxLrZwqUMBRPF9">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>Mon, 04/12/2021 - 11:19</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>[In Conversation With Series] The Social Justice Movement of Peer Support<br /> Tuesday, April 27, 2021<br /> 2:00 pm ET</strong></p> <p>Peer support is recognized as an evidence-based practice for individuals with mental health conditions or challenges and has existed in behavioral health for decades. It has been shown to improve: quality of life; engagement and satisfaction with services and supports; and whole health, including chronic conditions like diabetes. It has also been shown to reduce the overall cost of services and decrease hospitalizations, as well as inpatient days.</p> <p>Join Mental Health America for our <em>In Conversation With Webinar Series: A Dialogue by Peers for Peers</em>, where we explore topics related to the field of peer support. In our first series, we explore peer support as a social justice movement. You will learn how to:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Define peer support.</li> <li aria-level="1">Understand peer support as a social justice movement.</li> <li aria-level="1">Understand the benefits of peer support and how it differs from other treatment options.</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs but are happy to provide a certificate of attendance upon request.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Patrick Hendry </strong>is the Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services for Mental Health America (MHA). He has experienced life with a psychiatric diagnosis both personally and as a parent of a child with lived experience. Patrick provides national advocacy and develops new services and training for peers/consumers within the behavioral health system. Throughout his work, he has focused on human rights, peer support and peer-provided services, self-directed care, and social inclusion. Patrick has led MHA’s development of the first advanced level national peer support certification, which maintains the highest standard of skills, education, and training in the nation. He is the recipient of MHA’s Clifford W. Beers Award, SAMHSA’s Voice Award for peer leadership, and The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Inspiring Hope, Reintegration Lifetime Achievement Award. Patrick has worked in behavioral health for 29 years and continues to be passionate about his work and the inclusion of peers/consumers throughout the system.</p> <p><strong>Kelly Davis</strong> is the Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health&nbsp; America (MHA), where she works to promote the expansion of peer support throughout health care. She also leads MHA’s young adult leadership initiatives that are focused on highlighting and expanding young adult-led programs that fill gaps in traditional mental health services and supports. In 2019, Kelly was awarded the Disruptive Innovator Award by the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS), an award given to a young person making positive change in mental health through positive disruption. She is a certified yoga teacher and holds a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, April 27, 2021</div> Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:19:41 +0000 JCheang 19275 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/conversation-series-social-justice-movement-peer-support#comments [SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar] Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis Services https://mhanational.org/events/samhsa-sponsored-webinar-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-crisis-services <span>[SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar] Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis Services</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://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/p09n3ctg7mox/">Watch the recording</a></div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/19/2021 - 15:35</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>A SAMHSA-sponsored webinar presented by Mental Health America will take place Monday, April 26, 2021, at 2:00 pm ET called “Child &amp; Adolescent Mental Health Crisis Services.”</em></p> <p>Rates of youth facing mental health challenges, including suicidality, are rising across the country. Often, communities lack youth-specific resources to help the individual in their moment of crisis and beyond. Alachua County Crisis Center’s team will discuss how youth-focused crisis interventions that integrate families, schools, and communities can create lasting change.&nbsp;</p> <p>This webinar will explore:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">What advocates and mental health professionals need to know about effective mental health treatment for youth;</li> <li aria-level="1">How advocates and community-based organizations can work with schools on risk assessment and providing clinical services;</li> <li aria-level="1">Youth non-suicidal self-injury, and where that fits into crisis response; and</li> <li aria-level="1">How families can support their child at home after a mental health crisis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Speakers:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">Alexandria (Ali) Martinez – Director, Alachua County Crisis Center</li> <li aria-level="1">Dr. Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia – Mobile Response Team Coordinator, Alachua County Crisis Center</li> </ul> <p><strong>Alexandra&nbsp;(Ali) Martinez</strong> received her Master's and Specialist's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida in 2001.&nbsp; She then worked for several non-profit organizations providing crisis intervention and counseling services to youth and families.&nbsp; In 2006, Ali became the Training Coordinator for the Alachua County Crisis Center where she ran the training program for crisis line counselors and served as a supervisor and site coordinator for the Crisis Center's clinical programs. From 2012-2014, Ali worked at the University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center as a Student Counseling Specialist before returning to lead the Alachua County Crisis Center as Director. The Crisis Center receives over 40,000 calls a year through its local hotline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.&nbsp; Additionally, the Center provides over 4000 hours of direct face-to-face services to people in distress through its counseling and mobile crisis outreach program. Since becoming Director, the Crisis Center has added three positions, acquired new funding, and expanded its programs and services for youth. The Crisis Center also provides extensive training throughout North Florida in crisis and suicide intervention. Training programs include workshops for teachers, guidance counselors, fire rescue and medical professionals as well as Crisis Intervention Team training for law enforcement and 911 operators. In 2017, Ali developed an annual conference sponsored by the Crisis Center to focus specifically on youth suicide prevention. This free event brings together approximately 100 attendees each year including youth, parents, teachers, law enforcement, and mental health professionals to build community awareness and collaboration on youth suicide prevention. Over the past 15 years, Ali has offered over 2200 hours of training and consultations on crisis intervention, family counseling, diversity, and suicide prevention.&nbsp; Ali is the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition Region 3 Director and her speaking engagements have included presentations for the American Association of Suicidology, National Association of School Resource Officers, Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators, Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition, Florida Parks and Recreation Association, and the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services.</p> <p><strong>Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia&nbsp;</strong>completed her doctorate at the University of Central Florida and her Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Florida. Her research interests include ambiguous loss and readjustment, grief and trauma, and self-compassion. Dr. DiLorenzo-Garcia studies the loss and growth experienced by family members of mass shootings survivors and primary survivors. Dr. DiLorenzo-Garcia works with the Alachua County Crisis Center as the Mobile Crisis Response (MRT) Coordinator.&nbsp;She is a member of the American Counseling Association and serves as the Secretary on the board of the Florida Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD).</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Monday, April 26, 2021</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:00 PM ET</div> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:35:02 +0000 JCheang 19321 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/samhsa-sponsored-webinar-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-crisis-services#comments The Rise of Alcohol Use During COVID-19: An Epidemic in Plain Sight https://mhanational.org/events/rise-alcohol-use-during-covid-19-epidemic-plain-sight <span>The Rise of Alcohol Use During COVID-19: An Epidemic in Plain Sight</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/a4hSMHlv8wM">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/AlcoholUseDuringCOVID_slides.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://forms.gle/z9DgxLrZwqUMBRPF9">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>Mon, 03/29/2021 - 15:51</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>The Rise of Alcohol Use During COVID-19: An Epidemic in Plain Sight<br /> Tuesday, April 6, 2021<br /> 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, excessive drinking affected approximately 50 million Americans and was the 3rd largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Alcohol elevates the risk of almost all chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and is closely&nbsp;tied to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. In the past year, alcohol consumption has increased 14% across the board, with heavy drinking rates for women increasing 41%. Surveys have shown that only 2% of excessive drinkers receive any treatment due to a variety of barriers to care. This webinar will introduce a no-shame, labels optional, evidenced-based approach to treating excessive drinking employed at Tempest, a digital recovery platform.&nbsp;</p> <p>In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:</p> <ul> <li>The rise in alcohol sales and use during the COVID-19 pandemic;</li> <li>Why drinking is a common coping mechanism;</li> <li>How to know if and when your alcohol consumption becomes a problem;</li> <li>And how excessive alcohol use changes the brain, and how to reverse those changes.</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Speaker:</strong></p> <p><strong>Ruby Mehta </strong>is the Director of Clinical Strategy at Tempest, a modern, digital recovery platform supporting individuals who want to change their relationship with alcohol. At Tempest, Ruby develops programming that empowers individuals to create behavioral and cognitive shifts to help them break the cycle of addiction and find joy in their lives. Ruby is also a licensed clinical social worker and holds a certificate in Integrative Trauma Studies from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in NYC. Prior to joining Tempest, Ruby provided therapy to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and substance use within her own private practice as well as within community mental health centers. Ruby is also a mom of three energetic little kids.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, April 06, 2021</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</div> Mon, 29 Mar 2021 19:51:50 +0000 JCheang 19272 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/rise-alcohol-use-during-covid-19-epidemic-plain-sight#comments Adults and Children in the Criminal-Mental Health-Immigration Systems: Present Challenges and Advocacy Efforts https://mhanational.org/events/adults-and-children-criminal-mental-health-immigration-systems-present-challenges-and <span>Adults and Children in the Criminal-Mental Health-Immigration Systems: Present Challenges and Advocacy Efforts</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/AGZW2zcQCl4">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://forms.gle/z9DgxLrZwqUMBRPF9">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>Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:06</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Adults and Children in the Criminal-Mental Health-Immigration Systems:<br /> Present Challenges and Advocacy Efforts<br /> Tuesday, March 30, 2021<br /> 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>The criminal legal, immigration, and mental health systems are all interconnected. Individuals who go through the criminal legal and immigration systems face stressors unique to those experiences that can increase the risk of mental health concerns but face a number of barriers to care.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In honor of National Criminal Justice Month, join us for this 90-minute webinar where presenters from the Vera Institute of Justice will discuss:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">The points of connection – the “pipeline” – between the criminal, immigration, and mental health systems, with a specific focus on adults with serious mental health conditions in immigration detention and unaccompanied children who enter the United States;</li> <li aria-level="1">Some of the most challenging harms that adults and children with mental health conditions experience in these interconnected systems;&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="1">Two successful programmatic interventions to provide legal representation to adults and children with mental health conditions in these interconnected systems; and&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="1">Shared advocacy goals and reform efforts, including the pursuit of racial justice, across the criminal, immigration, and mental health rights fields.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Derek Loh, J.D., </strong>is a senior program associate with Vera’s Unaccompanied Children Program, a national initiative to increase access to legal information and representation for unaccompanied children facing removal. Before joining Vera in December 2019, Derek was a managing attorney at Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles, where he provided deportation defense to children, adults, and families. Derek earned his JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law, an MA from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, and a BA in anthropology from Davidson College. He’s a member of the State Bars of California and New York, and is based in Los Angeles.</p> <p><strong>Gregory Pleasants, M.S.W., J.D., </strong>is the director of transition in the Center on Immigration and Justice (CIJ) and leads new areas of work that build on CIJ’s success managing programs that provide universal, zealous, person-centered legal defense to people in immigration proceedings. Previously, Gregory directed the National Qualified Representative Program (NQRP), which provides counsel to people who are detained, unrepresented, and found mentally incompetent to represent themselves in immigration proceedings. Gregory joined Vera in 2015 after helping the Executive Office for Immigration Review create the NQRP. Gregory's work follows service as public defender at Federal Defenders of San Diego and Guilford County Public Defender (North Carolina) and returns to the focus of his 2007 EJW fellowship creating protections—including the right to counsel—for people in immigration proceedings with mental health conditions. Gregory has practiced as a social worker in a psychiatric hospital and taught mental health policy at CSU-Fullerton. Gregory currently teaches mental health law at the USC School of Law. Before earning his joint JD/MSW at USC, Gregory spent years as an AmeriCorps volunteer and working with children living on the street in Mexico and Nicaragua.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, March 30, 2021</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</div> Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:06:31 +0000 JCheang 19269 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/adults-and-children-criminal-mental-health-immigration-systems-present-challenges-and#comments Listening to Young People to Transform Mental Health https://mhanational.org/events/listening-young-people-transform-mental-health <span>Listening to Young People to Transform 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://youtu.be/aV8cqe8PdBA">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Listening%20to%20Young%20People%20to%20Transform%20Mental%20Health.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>Thu, 03/11/2021 - 10:26</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center" style="text-align:center; margin-bottom:11px"><strong>Listening to Young People to Transform Mental Health<br /> Tuesday, March 23, 2021<br /> 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT</strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">To have the greatest impact now and in the future, young people’s leadership and lived experience are critical to transforming how we promote mental health. We must build on what has helped them and invest in what they feel would empower them to make a difference for themselves and their communities. This session will share what 1,900 young people have to say about how we can better address mental health and create pathways for hope and leadership for youth and young adults.</p> <p>Join this free, 60-minute webinar where you will:</p> <ul> <li>Discover where and how young people say they want to receive mental health support;</li> <li>Learn about barriers to well-being and mental health advocacy among youth and young adults; and</li> <li>Learn about 5 model young person-led programs that fill gaps identified by survey respondents.</li> </ul> <p><em>This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance are available upon request after the event. For individuals with the National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) certification, certificates of attendance for webinars with the Center for Peer Support can be used toward your continuing education requirements for NCPS.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the presenters</strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><strong>Kelly Davis</strong> is the Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America (MHA), where she works to promote the expansion of peer support throughout health care. She also leads MHA’s young adult leadership initiatives that are focused on highlighting and expanding young adult-led programs that fill gaps in traditional mental health services and supports. In 2019, Kelly was awarded the Disruptive Innovator Award by the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS), an award given to a young person making positive change in mental health through positive disruption. She is a certified yoga teacher and holds a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from The Flourishing Center. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, March 23, 2021</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> Thu, 11 Mar 2021 15:26:00 +0000 JCheang 19258 at https://mhanational.org https://mhanational.org/events/listening-young-people-transform-mental-health#comments