Webinar https://www.mhanational.org/ en Addressing the Connection Between Mental Health & Chronic Pain to Improve Patient Outcomes https://www.mhanational.org/events/addressing-connection-between-mental-health-chronic-pain-improve-patient-outcomes <span>Addressing the Connection Between Mental Health &amp; Chronic Pain to Improve Patient Outcomes </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 Connection Between Mental Health &amp; Chronic Pain to Improve Patient Outcomes&nbsp;</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Wednesday, June 17, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>The mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are as essential to address as the physical health effects. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, so does the associated anxiety and stress. The health challenges presented to individuals with a mental health condition during COVID-19 are only exacerbated for those who are also living with chronic pain. But all too often, we don’t talk about mental health and chronic pain in the same conversations.</p> <p><em>For those who are unable to attend, the webinar recording and slides will be available on Mental Health America’s (MHA’s)&nbsp;<a href="https://mhanational.org/mha-webinars">Webinar page</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Maddy Reinert, </strong>MPH,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Mental Health America</p> <p><strong>Monica Mallampalli</strong>, PhD, MSc., HealthyWomen</p> <p><strong>Gary A. Puckrein</strong>, PhD, National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF)</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/mhalpern" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">MHalpern</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, June 17, 2020</div> <div class="field field--name-field-event-time field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">2:15 PM</div> <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.mhanational.org/get-involved/addressing-connection-between-mental-health-chronic-pain-improve-patient-outcomes">Register for the webinar</a></div> </div> Wed, 27 May 2020 20:55:02 +0000 MHalpern 17403 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/addressing-connection-between-mental-health-chronic-pain-improve-patient-outcomes#comments Technology and Peer Support: Trends and Opportunities https://www.mhanational.org/events/technology-and-peer-support-trends-and-opportunities <span>Technology and Peer Support: Trends and Opportunities</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Technology and Peer Support: Trends and Opportunities</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Tuesday, May 26, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in health care, and peer support is no exception. From text messaging and phone-based support to apps and videoconferencing that supports wellbeing, peers must stay up to date on changes in the field, and other health care and tech leaders must understand the role of peers in these new resources.</p> <p>This webinar will explore the current landscape of peer support and technology and highlight examples of effective digital peer support solutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>After attending this webinar, individuals will be able to:</p> <ul> <li>Describe emerging trends in peer support and technology</li> <li>Discuss issues in the field, including research and training</li> <li>Describe two digital peer support solutions&nbsp;</li> <li>Examine the role of peer support and technology in their work and lives</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Karen L. Fortuna, Ph.D., M.S.W.</strong> is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. Her primary research interest is service delivery strategies for adults with a lived experience of a mental health condition and chronic health conditions. Dr. Fortuna is using community-engaged research methods to develop and implement peer-supported mobile health intervention (PeerTECH). Dr. Fortuna was awarded the NARSAD Young Investigator Grants and the Alvin R. Tarlov &amp; John E. Ware Jr. Award in Patient Reported Outcomes. Dr. Fortuna served on the International Standards Advisory Committee to develop the first-ever international accreditation standards for behavioral health care for older adults. Dr. Fortuna’s work can be seen in numerous book chapters on digital peer support, in Nature, Psychiatric Services, and Forbes Magazine. She currently serves as editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine. She is a board member of the International Association of Peer Supporters. She currently serves on the International Editorial Board for the British Journal of Social Work. She was invited to serve as a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Smartphone App Expert Advisory Panel. Her work can be seen at digitalpeersupport.org</p> <p><strong>Vincent Caimano, Ph.D.,</strong> is the Co-Founder and CEO of Peer Support Solutions. In 2003, as a peer, he was one of the first instructors of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression in the United States. The next year Vince started a successful face-to-face support group and periodically taught MBCTD. In 2009 he pioneered the use of video-chat based meetings for peer support. PSS's Support Groups Central platform, now helps individuals from over 130 countries. The groups assist people with behavioral health, chronic illness and rare disease issues. Most of the over 250 monthly meetings are sponsored by nonprofit organizations and some by healthcare companies.<br /> <br /> Vince earned his PhD in Organizational Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA in Psychology with a Business minor at the University of South Florida. He lives with his wife, near his daughters and their families in Pasadena California.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/mhassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">MHassan</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, May 26, 2020</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> <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=k62BoExnHss">Watch the Recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sites/default/files/PSandTech.pdf">Download the Slides</a></div> </div> Tue, 19 May 2020 16:52:21 +0000 MHassan 17396 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/technology-and-peer-support-trends-and-opportunities#comments Owning Your Feelings & Moving Through Emotional Discomfort https://www.mhanational.org/events/owning-your-feelings-moving-through-emotional-discomfort <span>Owning Your Feelings &amp; Moving Through Emotional Discomfort</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Owning Your Feelings &amp;&nbsp;Moving Through Emotional Discomfort</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Wednesday, May 20, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are finding themselves increasingly struggling with their mental health. It’s no surprise that emotions are heightened as we deal with the challenges our world is facing, but it can still be difficult to embrace your feelings.&nbsp;</p> <p>Everyone handles fear and stress differently and it’s common to not understand why you’re feeling a certain way. This can bring up frustration or guilt on top of what you’re already dealing with. Whether you’re feeling anxious, angry, lonely, overwhelmed, or anything else: it’s okay! Often the first steps to feeling better are identifying your feelings and accepting them for what they are.&nbsp;</p> <p>Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Why you may be experiencing feelings that “don’t make sense”</li> <li>How to validate your feelings without promoting maladaptive coping behaviors&nbsp;</li> <li>Practical tips to help you sit with and move through uncomfortable emotions</li> </ul> <p class="text-align-center"><a class="btn btn-primary" href="/get-involved/owning-your-feelings-helping-uncomfortable-ones-pass">REGISTER NOW</a></p> <p><em>For those who are unable to attend, the webinar recording and slides will be available on Mental Health America’s (MHA’s)&nbsp;<a href="https://mhanational.org/mha-webinars">Webinar page</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Emily Skehill</strong>&nbsp;is the Manager of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America (MHA) where she works to expand the inclusion of people with lived experience in mental health care. She is also dedicated to combatting widespread loneliness in our society and promoting the value of social connections for whole health. Having lived with anxiety and depression since a very young age, Emily is passionate about increasing access to care, reducing stigma, and promoting children’s mental health through social and emotional learning (SEL) and early intervention.</p> <p><strong>Kristina Baker,</strong>&nbsp;NCPS began her Recovery Specialist career 8 years ago working in a forensic hospital. After earning her state certification, Kristina found her way to MHA of Palm Beach County (MHAPBC) in Florida and shortly after earned her National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) certification. Kristina took on the role of Recovery and Resilience Director and currently manages MHAPBC’s Community Support Centers and Supervises the recovery support team. She is also a trainer for the HOH (Helping Others Heal), and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) trainings. Kristina is also a Navy Veteran; she served 8 years and traveled to Sicily, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. “When I started my first job as a Peer Specialist it was just that a job, but today this is my career.”</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/mhassan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">MHassan</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, May 20, 2020</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> <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?reload=9&amp;v=Cux7R8i33p4&amp;feature=youtu.be">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.mhanational.org/sites/default/files/OwningYourFeelingsCOVID.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> </div> Tue, 19 May 2020 15:03:02 +0000 MHassan 17394 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/owning-your-feelings-moving-through-emotional-discomfort#comments Youth Engagement Mastery: 7 Concepts That One of the Nation’s Leading Youth Peer Support Agencies is Using to Change the Field https://www.mhanational.org/events/youth-engagement-mastery-7-concepts-one-nations-leading-youth-peer-support-agencies-using <span>Youth Engagement Mastery: 7 Concepts That One of the Nation’s Leading Youth Peer Support Agencies is Using to Change the Field</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Youth Engagement Mastery: 7 Concepts That One of the Nation’s Leading Youth Peer Support Agencies is Using to Change the Field</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Friday, May 15, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS—Youth Engagement Mastery is designed to help you and your agency unlock opportunities to engage young people in practical ways. Ramp up every aspect of your program by learning the cutting-edge and proven strategies Youth Era uses to maximize their real-world and digital presence. Learn how you can utilize these tools to achieve your mission and reach the next level.</p> <p>Join us for this 60-minute webinar to:</p> <ul> <li>Discover 7 training concepts in two easy-to-use tools that are directly applicable to any program working to reach youth and young adults;</li> <li>Learn how to harness hype and branding to develop innovative marketing strategies; and</li> <li>Review in detail how Fortune 500 companies are using these same youth engagement strategies to achieve results.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Mia Prohaska, MSW</strong>, is the Program Manager for Youth Era's "Clackamas Drop," a drop-in center serving youth and young adults in Clackamas County, Oregon. Mia believes that real social work means providing the tools and strategies that allow everyone’s unique strengths to shine. Before joining the Youth Era team in 2019, Mia's notable accomplishments included helping craft HB 2940, a bill that reintroduced social workers to the Oregon education system. She also previously worked in Philadelphia, where she assisted in the creation of a curriculum to teach youth about advocacy.</p> <p>Mia has lived experience working through mental health, as well as recovering from an eating disorder. In her role at Youth Era, Mia is responsible for the oversight of all Clackamas Drop programming, supervision for a team of youth peer support specialists, and county-wide outreach and advocacy efforts. Mia has increased youth attendance at her program by 68% and is proud to have reached many system-wary youth and young adults in the region. She believes that we must work to ensure all communities and voices have a seat at the table.</p> <p>Mia was recently awarded the 2020 Super Heart Hero Ambassador Award for her outstanding advocacy efforts and commitment to the field of youth development. She has also garnered local and national media attention for her successes, most recently by Buzzfeed News.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mia holds a master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and is Fulbright Scholar.</p> <p><strong>Martin Rafferty&nbsp;</strong>is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Youth Era, a national non-profit 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 has been 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 has been 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>Perhaps his most remarkable achievement is the creation of Youth Era, which came out of the chaos of Rafferty's childhood. At the age of 12, Rafferty came home to find a note on the door from his mother that read, "this isn't your home anymore." Finding himself homeless with nowhere to go, he sheltered in a wooded area next to a freeway near his former home. This wasn't Martin's first brush with trauma - the place Rafferty had once called home was one marked by domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. Homelessness exasperated the difficulties he was already facing. By 22, his life had dramatically changed; not only had he been adopted across the country, but he launched Youth MOVE Oregon (the predecessor of Youth Era) based on his own experience accessing services as a homeless/foster youth.</p> <p>Rafferty and his team at Youth Era have taken their experience nationwide to provide technical assistance and training. Youth Era has trained over 26,000 people in 24 states in the areas of peer support, positive youth development, prevention, and postvention for crises, including youth suicide and school shootings. Their experiences include providing postvention peer support in communities across the nation.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/14/2020 - 14:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Friday, May 15, 2020</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> <div class="btn-primary btn field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sites/default/files/YouthEngagementMastery.pdf">Download the Slides</a></div> </div> Thu, 14 May 2020 18:18:44 +0000 JCheang 17391 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/youth-engagement-mastery-7-concepts-one-nations-leading-youth-peer-support-agencies-using#comments Scope of Work, Skills, and Roles of Community Health Workers https://www.mhanational.org/events/scope-work-skills-and-roles-community-health-workers <span>Scope of Work, Skills, and Roles of Community Health Workers</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Scope of Work, Skills, and Roles of Community Health Workers</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Wednesday, May 13</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. They have major untapped potential in helping interdisciplinary teams in areas of urgent current public health need, such as health disparities, health literacy, improving overall health behaviors and community preparedness for bioterrorism and other health crises.</p> <p>In this free, 60-minute webinar, the presenter will:</p> <ul> <li>Define role and scope of work of CHWs;</li> <li>Discuss how CHWs can be allies to reaching marginalized communities;</li> <li>Describe how do CHWs fit into the mental health system; and</li> <li>Define the roles of CHWs in supporting individuals during the pandemic.</li> </ul> <p><em>For those who are unable to attend, the webinar recording and slides will be available on Mental Health America’s (MHA’s)&nbsp;<a href="https://mhanational.org/mha-webinars">Webinar page</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Presenter:</strong></p> <p><strong>Dwyan Monroe:&nbsp;</strong>As Program Coordinator of CHW Initiatives with the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), Dwyan is part of a team that designs, plans, and delivers training and technical assistance for programs, institutions and health systems incorporating CHWs and outreach initiatives in the DC, MD and VA region.</p> <p>A former Community Health Worker and current CHW Master Trainer, Dwyan has nearly 26 years of experience as an advocate for the community health worker profession. &nbsp;</p> <p>Dwyan is a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has completed numerous certificate programs in public health leadership, community and clinical health outreach and community-based program development.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/11/2020 - 13:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, May 13, 2020</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> <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=bNgaZuLaDpQ">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Community%20Health%20Worker%20Webinar_0.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> </div> Mon, 11 May 2020 17:45:22 +0000 JCheang 17387 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/scope-work-skills-and-roles-community-health-workers#comments Cultivating Gratitude to Support Wellbeing https://www.mhanational.org/events/cultivating-gratitude-support-wellbeing <span>Cultivating Gratitude to Support Wellbeing</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Cultivating Gratitude to Support Wellbeing</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Friday, May 8, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>Wellbeing is something most of us strive for and yet it can be elusive. Fortunately, there is a growing science behind what we can do to be well. Learning new tools like cultivating gratitude can help us improve our daily lives and support ourselves in the short- and long-term.</p> <p>Join this free, 60-minute webinar to explore:</p> <ul> <li>The science behind the brain and wellbeing;</li> <li>How to use what we know about the brain to work for not against us; and</li> <li>How to intentionally incorporate gratitude and other wellbeing tools into your life.</li> </ul> <p><em>For those who are unable to attend, the webinar recording and slides will be available on Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) <a href="https://mhanational.org/mha-webinars">Webinar page</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Presenter:</strong></p> <p><strong>Anna H. Gray</strong> uses her recovery from life issues to impact service systems and policy. She co-owns PRO International which provides training, coaching and professional development services for peers. She is co-founder and Executive Director of Prosumers International. Recovering, resilient and thriving, Anna stands for all people to have full lives.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Friday, May 08, 2020</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> <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=2TzdSeWKGuI">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Gratitiude%20for%20Wellbeing.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2020 18:31:18 +0000 JCheang 17383 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/cultivating-gratitude-support-wellbeing#comments How to Convert Your In-Person Conference Into an Engaging Virtual Conference Experience https://www.mhanational.org/events/how-convert-your-person-conference-engaging-virtual-conference-experience <span>How to Convert Your In-Person Conference Into an Engaging Virtual Conference Experience</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>How to Convert Your In-Person Conference Into an Engaging Virtual Conference Experience</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Friday, May 1, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>MHA for Greater Baton Rouge's 3rd Annual Conference is one of many non-profit events affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The MHA affiliate planned to hold its annual conference in Baton Rouge on April 6-7, but due to COVID-19 and subsequent quarantine restrictions, they had to decide whether to cancel, postpone or host a virtual event.</p> <p>Since its annual conference also serves as an annual fundraiser and is the largest unrestricted source of revenue,&nbsp;<a href="https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/sSulCXD09DiBBYVf6JNGk?domain=mhagbr.com" target="_blank">MHA for Greater Baton Rouge</a>&nbsp;decided to partner with TPN Network to host a scaled-down version of the conference.</p> <p>Join us for this free, 60-minute&nbsp; webinar as MHA for Greater Baton Rouge, TPN Network, and Amanda-Adams Barney discuss lessons learned in organizing, planning, and identifying the right platform for moving an in-person conference to a live virtual event to meet revenue goals. This webinar will benefit those looking to host a virtual conference event or webinar series.</p> <p><em>For those who are unable to attend, the webinar recording and slides will be available on Mental Health America’s <a href="https://mhanational.org/mha-webinars">Webinar page</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Stephanie Francis</strong>&nbsp;is the communications and development director for MHA for Greater Baton Rouge. She has worked in every aspect of non-profit management and administration for more than 25 years--specializing in strategic partnership development and event planning. For the past two years, she has worked for MHA for Greater Baton Rouge, transforming the development department. Ms. Francis was also instrumental in helping to launch the annual conference, along with a partnership on the Opioid Education Project with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Her work has helped to fiscally stabilize the organization and prepare it for future funding challenges and opportunities.</p> <p><strong>Trevor Colhoun</strong>&nbsp;is the Chief Executive Officer at Trusted Provider Network (TPN), a professional network specifically designed for licensed clinicians and vetted treatment providers to confidently navigate client behavioral health.&nbsp;Prior to becoming CEO, Colhoun was CEO and Executive Chairman of StorCentric.&nbsp;He is passionate about behavioral health and brings his experience from capital markets, corporate stewardship, and organizational leadership.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Amanda Adams-Barney</strong>&nbsp;is a meeting and event specialist, producer, and stage manager. She has worked with non-profit organizations and various corporations for more than 20 years, managing all aspects of meetings with 50 to 500 participants. Her clients include PBS, the Association of Immunization Managers, Chorus America, and numerous others.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/29/2020 - 10:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Friday, May 01, 2020</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> <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=K_9UUTDH54o">Watch the Recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sites/default/files/VirtualConferenceCOVID.pdf">Download the Slides</a></div> </div> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:15:33 +0000 JCheang 17358 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/how-convert-your-person-conference-engaging-virtual-conference-experience#comments Mental Health for Remote Workers: Supporting Employees and One Another https://www.mhanational.org/events/mental-health-remote-workers-supporting-employees-and-one-another <span>Mental Health for Remote Workers: Supporting Employees and One Another</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Mental Health for Remote Workers: Supporting Employees and One Another</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Wednesday, April 29, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>The surge in remote work due to COVID-19 has come with new and unique challenges, whether that is being inside all day and balancing work and children or being alone and unable to socialize outside your home or apartment. Employers must now quickly adapt to the emerging and changing needs of their employees in the remote work environment. But, with so much investment in in-person workplace wellbeing, what does a mentally healthy remote workplace look like? How can organizational leaders create a supportive environment and make sure to connect people with needed resources?</p> <p>Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:</p> <ul> <li>The impact of COVID-19 and remote work on employees;</li> <li>Signs that your remote employees are struggling; and</li> <li>Practical ways employers can support employee mental health.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Dr. Keita Franklin</strong>&nbsp;is the Chief Clinical Officer at Psych Hub.&nbsp; She has focused her expertise in key wellness areas to include suicide prevention, mental health, and substance abuse. Dr. Franklin has spent her 25-year career driving complex organizational and policy change in the federal sector before recently transitioning to the private sector. She has served as a senior executive in both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), where she served as the principal advisor on all matters related to suicide prevention. As a national leader in the suicide prevention, Dr. Franklin was responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team of experts in the advancement of evidence-based prevention practices for over three million active duty members, 20 million veterans, and their families.&nbsp; Dr. Franklin has represented DoD and the VA during testimony in front of both chambers of Congress and she has advised the Office of the President, the Domestic Policy Council, and the National Security Council. An innovative leader, she spearheaded a national effort to close the gaps between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs by authoring a presidential Executive Order addressing critical periods of risk for servicemen, women and veterans.&nbsp; A recognized expert, Dr. Franklin serves on multiple national-level committees such as the National Academies of Sciences, the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Fort Hood Task Force, and the American Association of Suicidology. Since transitioning to the private sector, Dr. Franklin has been instrumental in the advancement of mental health literacy across the nation and she has championed training on evidence-based practices with the goal of obtaining more efficacious mental health care outcomes for at-risk population groups.&nbsp; Dr. Franklin has a PhD in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University and an advanced certificate from the Center for Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA). Dr. Franklin holds certificates from Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education on “Leading Large Organizational Change”” and Women in Leadership” as well as the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School course on “Executive Leadership.”</p> <p><strong>Dr. Doreen Marshall&nbsp;</strong>has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for more than 10 years. Since joining AFSP in 2014, Dr. Marshall has expanded AFSP’s menu of education programs for both clinicians and general audiences, and revamped the infrastructure to improve program delivery through a nationwide network of chapters. She is also leading a new initiative to develop programs for people who have suffered from suicidal thinking or who have survived a suicide attempt. Marshall fosters partnerships with mental health organizations, such as with the National Council for Behavioral Health to train people across the country in Mental Health First Aid, and oversees the development of new programming, including clinician trainings in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and K-12 educator trainings such as the&nbsp;Signs Matter&nbsp;program.</p> <p>Prior to joining AFSP, Marshall served as Associate Dean of Counseling at Argosy University, where she contributed to the CACREP-accreditation process for the university’s counseling programs. She chaired the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia, and served as Associate Director of The Link Counseling Center’s suicide prevention and aftercare program in Atlanta. She was a consultant for both national and state suicide prevention and postvention initiatives, which included providing suicide prevention training for the Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and serving on a task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.</p> <p>Marshall holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University, a master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from The College of New Jersey.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Wednesday, April 29, 2020</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> <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=8VYuuYnVRnc&amp;feature=youtu.be">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Mental%20Health%20and%20Remote%20Workers%20Webinar.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:06:34 +0000 JCheang 17351 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/mental-health-remote-workers-supporting-employees-and-one-another#comments Developing a Sustainable Youth-Led Peer Support Program https://www.mhanational.org/events/developing-sustainable-youth-led-peer-support-program <span>Developing a Sustainable Youth-Led Peer Support Program</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Developing a Sustainable Youth-Led Peer Support Program</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Tuesday, April 28, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>Young adults have unique needs that the current mental health system doesn’t always meet. Often times, the best ideas about effective mental health supports for youth come from the youth themselves. The SPARK (Students Providing and Receiving Knowledge) Program focuses on empowering young adults and giving them the tools they need to become Certified Peer Counselors in Washington state. Program co-founder Carolyn Cox and the Development Team, Maria Nunez and Kevin Galicia (both SPARK Program graduates), will discuss how they created and launched this innovative program and how they plan to replicate it across the state and nation.</p> <p>Join us for this 60-minute webinar to explore how to:</p> <ul> <li>Develop an engaging youth program</li> <li>Create a system of care surrounding your program</li> <li>Effectively replicate a successful program</li> </ul> <p><strong>Meet the Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Carolyn Cox&nbsp;</strong>has worked as a Peer Support Specialist for over 15 years, with an emphasis in working with families and youth. She runs her own consulting business, Family First Consulting, and sits on a number of local and state boards in Washington state. Currently, Carolyn works with youth in the SPARK Program at New Horizons Alternative High School in Pasco, Washington. After realizing how helpful peer support would have been to her as she was growing up, she co-founded the SPARK Program, which she considers to be one of her biggest accomplishments.</p> <p><strong>Maria Nunez</strong>&nbsp;is a graduate of the SPARK Program and currently works on the SPARK Development Team. She is also a Peer Counselor at Comprehensive Health Care for their New Journeys program. Maria is the first Latina youth appointed to the Behavioral Health Advisory Council by the Governor. She is passionate about helping and being an advocate for youth and is determined to see her dreams and visions for the future become reality – for herself and other youth nationwide.</p> <p><strong>Kevin Galicia</strong> was introduced to the SPARK Program during a difficult time in his recovery. He saw it as a sign of hope and was able to learn more about behavioral health and using his lived experience to support others. He fell in love with the field of peer support. After becoming a Certified Peer Counselor, Kevin took a role in developing the future of the SPARK Program. He also works with his region’s Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT), a Juvenile Justice Systems Diversion Program, and the International Association of Peer Supporters.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/22/2020 - 16:05</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Tuesday, April 28, 2020</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> <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=J_uUNYU_YMY">Watch the Recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/sites/default/files/YouthLedPS.pdf">Download the Slides</a></div> </div> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:05:08 +0000 JCheang 17346 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/developing-sustainable-youth-led-peer-support-program#comments Writing Through Lived Experience: Writing to Support Your Mental Health Journey https://www.mhanational.org/events/writing-through-lived-experience-writing-support-your-mental-health-journey <span>Writing Through Lived Experience: Writing to Support Your Mental Health Journey</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong>Writing Through Lived Experience: Writing to Support Your Mental Health Journey</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Friday, April 24, 2020</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT</strong></p> <p>Whether we’re going through a shared crisis like a pandemic or simply struggling in our daily lives just because we are, writing can be a way to manage the challenge. A regular writing practice can help release feelings of anxiety as well as be a tool to better understand what is happening.</p> <p>Join us for this 60-minute writing webinar in which we will discuss:</p> <ul> <li>How writing can make a difference in your life, including information about how writing affects the brain</li> <li>How writing helps to defeat self-stigma, a primary catalyst in derailing the mental health journey, and support the recovery process</li> <li>How to start and maintain a writing practice in your life</li> <li>Tips and ideas for writing prompts and storytelling best practices</li> </ul> <p><strong>Presenters:</strong></p> <p><strong>Janet Reynolds</strong> is an award-winning writer and editor and former high school English teacher. She created Write On!, a writing program with Mental Health Connecticut designed to help young adults with mental health issues in their recovery journey. As a seasoned editor and marketer who understands how to tell a story and how to get that story out to the world, she is currently writing a memoir about her family’s journey with schizophrenia. Reynolds holds a Masters in English Literature from Trinity College and lives in Canton, Connecticut with her family.</p> <p><strong>Suzi Craig </strong>is Chief Strategy Officer for Mental Health Connecticut. She brings more than 20 years of strategic planning, program design, marketing and development, communications, and community engagement expertise to MHC. Her ability to cultivate trusted, mutually beneficial relationships has resulted in a long track record of wins at MHC and at her previous positions in book publishing, strategic brand consulting, public broadcasting, and Connecticut’s startup eco-system, and more. Suzi is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and a nationally certified yoga teacher. She lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her family.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/users/jcheang" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JCheang</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/15/2020 - 15:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-start field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item">Friday, April 24, 2020</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> <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=5Mo8px6pMxw&amp;t=1s">Watch the recording</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://mhanational.org/sites/default/files/Writing%20Through%20Lived%20Experience.pdf">Download the slides</a></div> </div> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:12:14 +0000 JCheang 17316 at https://www.mhanational.org https://www.mhanational.org/events/writing-through-lived-experience-writing-support-your-mental-health-journey#comments