Get Set! National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2013 is Just around the Corner
This July, organizations across the country will be taking part in this year's celebration. We come together this time of year in recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to keep building awareness of the importance of mental health and supports in every community. Don't be left out. To help you get ready to take part, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) are organizing a series of planning webinars. These webinars are designed to help interested individuals and organizations big and small plan a variety of community events.
Please mark your calendar with the following dates and watch for updates to come:
History and Highlights: Learn about National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Learn about how Bebe Moore Campbell, loving mother, NAMI member and respected author, inspired this special month to increase public awareness of mental health among minority communities and increase access to services and support. Now what can you do? The session will provide an overview of available resources to help you plan your own event and celebrate the month.
· Dr. Linda Wharton Boyd, Special Assistant, DC Department of Health -- Was a personal friend of the late Bebe Moore Campbell and played an active role in the dedication of NMMHAM in Campbell’s honor.
· Elicia Goodsoldier, NAMI Colorado Board of Directors -- Recipient of the 2012 Boulder County Multicultural Award.
Are You Ready? Planning and Preparing for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Already have an idea or plan for July? Share it! You may find some new ideas too. This webinar will provide customizable resources and concrete examples of activities from previous years. Whether you plan to recognize this month personally or with a group, this webinar will equip you with the tools and suggestions for a successful endeavor.
· Cecily Rodriguez, VA Department of Behavioral Health
Our Strength and Support: Celebrating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
A panel of inspiring presenters will share their perspectives on mental health in minority communities, emphasizing the strengths of our cultural communities to come together to find support and carry a banner of hope for all individuals touched by mental illness.
· Bassey Ikpi, The Siwe Project
· Ramey Ko,Partner at Jung Ko, PLLC; Associate Judge at Austin Municipal Court