Yesterday, we (including Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association) asked the audience at the Building Systems of Care meeting to text in the first word that comes to mind when they think about youth and family engagement and this was the result! ✨
You may have heard 13 Reasons Why was renewed for a second season. But you may not have heard that we developed a resource sheet with quick links to articles that analyze the show, give guidance on how to talk to youth about it, as well as crises resources. You can get that here: http://buff.ly/2pVIob8
For Awareness Day, we're highlighting projects from Dare to Dream America recipients. From conferences to video campaigns, see how the awardees are using this opportunity to make positive change in their communities! #HeroesOfHope
"About six months ago, Patrick Ross knew things had reached a breaking point at work. An angry email he had sent to a superior — combined with occasional temper flare-ups and brusque interactions with colleagues — was endangering his job of two years as deputy director of communication at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
So before a scheduled meeting with his boss about these problems, Mr. Ross decided he needed to reveal something he had not told anyone outside his immediate family: He has bipolar disorder." #MOVEItForward
The current health care bill up for a vote today could strip away mental health and substance abuse coverage from 24 million Americans. Contact your representatives right NOW. https://nami.quorum.us/campaign/3812/
For the next couple weeks, as part of our #MOVEItForward campaign, we'll be sharing some tips and opinions from our network on advocating for mental health at the workplace. To start, have you ever wondered what types of mental health accommodations you're entitled to at work?
NEXT WEEK is SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day webcast. This year’s theme is focused on the importance of addressing physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs when providing services and supports for children, youth, and young adults.
Tune in on May 4 at 7 p.m. EDT and share your questions and comments using the hashtag #HeroesofHope. https://nvite.com/HeroesofHope/gxlr3n