HOW RACISM AFFECTS MENTAL HEALTH: NEXT STEPS

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 6: 30 PM – 8: 30 PM Join our virtual legislative roundtable of state and county representatives for a community led conversation. We will discuss how to better understand legislative processes and how to advocate with legislative staff. We’ll also gain insight on nami california’s legislative agenda. There will be a live Q&A! Download flyer HERE.Submit your questions to: ed@namipv.orgSubject: roundtable R E G I S T E R T O D A Y !https://bit.ly/2Gwbn1I

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A Call to Action

Tri-City will be hosting a webinar on Impact of Systemic Racism on Mental Health on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Please join us for a webinar presented by Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V, the Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) at the County of Marin. The goal of this webinar is to address the impact of systemic racism, implicit bias and microaggression on the mental health of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will learn strategies to promote equity and inclusion and ways to improve access to…

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

It’s time to destigmatize mental health, even if it means being vulnerable around your peers or family. Vulnerability is a sign of strength and we encourage you to take the first step in asking for help. Join us in supporting Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by starting the conversation at home, at work, and in the community.  Pain isn’t always obvious.  Suicide Prevention is about knowing the signs and stepping in or speaking up for someone you care about.  Talking about death or suicide Seeking methods for self-harm Talking about feeling…

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Back To School event!

As you all know, L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, Community Resource Centers are always committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our members and the communities where they live. To continue our efforts during this time of need, we are happy to inform you all about an exciting community event that we will be hosting for our community. Our annual Back To School event will take place this coming Saturday July 25th 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. During this event we…

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Minority Mental Health

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness requires all of us. In many communities, these…

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Join us as three young adults share their personal experiences

Tuesday, June 23, 20204:00-5:30pm EDT I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting a webinar, led by 3 of our very own ETS presenters, on Tuesday, June 23rd. They’ll be giving an adapted ETS presentation (combo of students and families) and sharing their stories while providing strategies for supporting young people in your community. Please share this far and wide and feel free to post on your social media pages. The registration link is on the bottom. Our Panelists: ·                     Katie Donohue, ETS Young Adult Presenter, NAMI Greater Orlando ·                     Mitch Kusick,…

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Statement from Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. and Mental Health Resources for People of Color

At NAMI, we know that many people in our communities have been treated poorly and unfairly by the justice system. Last year, the NAMI HelpLine received thousands of calls from people requesting legal resources. We also know that people of color—much like people with mental health conditions—are over-represented in the criminal justice system and often lack access to quality and culturally-competent mental health care. As we work to ensure that more people with mental health conditions get help instead of handcuffs, it is critically important that we take time to…

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Announcing the Public Health Youth Leaders Program at Pomona Wellness Community

Dear Community Partners, Do you know a young person who wants to learn more about public health? The COVID-19 pandemic has placed public health in the spotlight. Youth are powerful agents of change in their communities and now is a great time to foster youth interest in public health. Public Health Youth Leaders is an 8-week program that includes:   Public health expert guest speakers Virtual tours of public health in action Documentation of participation hours (e.g. school credit or volunteer hours) Opportunities to network and learn about public health internships Certificate…

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