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May is Mental Health Month: Stop the Stigma

Mental Health America is one of many organizations that seek to improve mental health in America. Follow this link to download their toolbox. "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. 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...

SafeSide: Q&A sharing how to involve family/networks in suicide prevention

Dr. Pisani is an incredible clinician with a powerful mission: suicide prevention. Recently, he and some other mental health professionals answered a short Q&A during the Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021 about how to involve the family and network of an individual at risk for suicide. I highly encourage you to take 10 minutes & watch the video below. Like one of my colleagues likes to say, "community is immunity." We all need each other & together, we can prevent...

Community Vitality [tfff.org]

From The Ford Family Foundation, April 2021 I N S I D E Mental health: Network of professionals aim to help infants/toddlers Disparities: Latino community suffers from disproportionate COVID infections, mortality Ford Scholar: An advocate for mitigating health risks Ag-tech: Farmer-centric solutions Wildfire Report: An ‘allhands’ approach needed. Hallie Ford Fellows: In the national spotlight Book Review: Mabel and the Fire [ Please click here to read more .]

Prioritizing Equity Video Series: COVID-19 & Trauma-Informed Approaches

The AMA produces weekly podcasts "Prioritizing Equity" and recently focused on COVID-19 & Trauma-Informed Approaches recognizing that to respect health justice, health care leaders and their organizations must perform their duties with an understanding of the impact trauma has on their community members. Panel L. Toni Lewis, MD—President and founder, Liberation Health Strategies; co-founder, Health Equity Cypher Nadia Richardson, PhD—DEI trainer; mental health advocate; professor of UAB...

Seize the Awkward

Starting a conversation with someone about mental health can be uncomfortable. The reality is, taking the time & having the courage to interact with someone can make ALL the difference. This fantastic website, Seize the Awkward , is filled with information, helpful how-to's, & hot lines designed to equip us with better ways to have those chats. If you haven’t checked out their website yet, it’s well worth a look! Head over to https://seizetheawkward.org/. “Anything that’s human is...

Improving Care to Prevent Suicide Among People with Serious Mental Illness: Proceedings of a Workshop

Use this link for a free for download. Suicide prevention initiatives are part of much broader systems connected to activities such as the diagnosis of mental illness, the recognition of clinical risk, improving access to care, and coordinating with a broad range of outside agencies and entities around both prevention and public health efforts. Yet suicide is also an intensely personal issue that continues to be surrounded by stigma. On September 11-12, 2018, the National Academies of...

Oregon Health Authority March Meeting Notice

Feb. 24, 2021 Contacts : Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079 , philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us (media inquiries) Tara Chetock, 971-304-9917, tara.a.chetock@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation) What : A public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board. When : March 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Where : Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602657497?pwd=emhzUnJsK1EzWk5rV0VpYTdjU3VrQT09 To call in...

Oregon Lawmakers Discuss Bill that Could Eliminate Juvenile Court Fees [kezi.com]

By Associated Press, KEZI, February 6, 2021 During the 2021 legislative session, Oregon lawmakers, are discussing and considering a proposed bill that, if passed, would eliminate fees and court costs associated with juvenile delinquency matters. The fees being discussed include court appointed council, applying for court appointed council, financial penalties for unpaid fees, electronic monitoring, probation supervision and detention fees, explained Amy Miller, the executive director at...

Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series

6 more weeks of winter for us in Oregon, according to Stumptown Fil. While the winter weather & COVID-19 restrictions continue, are you (or do you know anyone) looking for some safe, virtual workshops that increase community resiliency & strengthen our mental health & wellness? If so, check out these amazing free hour-long workshops offered as The Community Wellness & Recovery Workshop Series, a partnership of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) and...

The Oregon Health Forum Presents: Saving Oregon’s Ailing Mental Health System

Oregon ranks 50 th in the nation for access to behavioral health care! Total inpatient capacity is 1/3 of the recommended per capita level & there are only 20 active adolescent beds in Oregon. The Oregon Health Forum shared a panel that highlights ways in which we can save Oregon’s ailing mental health system. Hear from community leaders including; Senator Arnie Roblan, Steve Allen, Behavioral Health Direction from the Oregon Health Authority, Dr. Chandragiri, Salem-Keizer School Board...

The Confess Project: Mental Heath in the Barbershop Movement

This is an interesting approach to expanding community capacity and empowering the layperson. I can't find a link to the reported study, but the concept is innovative and worth exploring. Below is the project overview: "Since its inception in May 2016, T he Confess Project has reached over 30,000 individuals nationally. We have been mentioned 100+ times including Local, National, and International Media and Publication Outlets. We are the Nation's First Black Mental Health Movement committed...

Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...

Marion County Awarded PAXIS Social Emotional Learning Grant for Educators

Pacific Source CCO has awarded Marion County HHS Prevention Team, in coordination with Polk County, area school districts, and Willamette Education Service District (WESD), a Community Benefits Initiative (CBI) grant. These partners are coordinating to reach 400 educators and students through training and curriculum on the PAXIS Institute- Good behavior game (PAX GBG). PAX GBG creates changes in behavior, extends self-regulation, and improves social-emotional learning in students. Given the...

Tools to Mitigate Work Stress and Prevent Burnout: For Health Care Providers during COVID and Beyond  

Whether you work in a hospital, a safety net clinic, or in another health care setting, no health care provider working during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to read the flurry of news stories that highlight the extreme stress experienced by people in this line of work – you already know it firsthand. This webinar will introduce health care providers to the Community Resiliency Model ( CRM ), an evidence-based method of managing traumatic stress, preventing burnout and building resiliency. This...

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