Week of May 15: Register for our Upcoming May Events!

Publication Date: May 15, 2023

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Here at the New England MHTTC, along with the entire MHTTC Network, we are recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month in May. We also acknowledge Maternal, Children, and Older Adult Mental Health Awareness and Prevention Week along with Asian Pacific American Heritage, Haitian Heritage, and Jewish American Heritage Months.


Check out events and resources from throughout the MHTTC Network.


May 17

Spirituality in Practice - A Framework for Health Care Professionals

We are alone if we choose to be, but we are also seamlessly part of everything, since that is the way of nature! This is the True knowledge, to see ourselves as integral part of the eternal and ever-present universe. The goal is to feel good through self-compassion but also work towards peace and harmony of all, limitlessly. We are subjective when we see ourselves as isolated individuals. We become increasingly objective when we are under self-control (in our physical/material world), with non-attachment (in our emotions), and liberated in our thoughts from all that bind and isolate us as “I” or individuals. We gain this true knowledge when we realize that all that is cognitive and all their enablers (laws of nature) are like two sides of a coin, like the waves on the surface and the deep ocean below - coexisting, inseparable, and enabling the other.


This talk is based on the recent book (2023): by Dr. Krishnamoorthy (Subbu) Subramanian

Spirituality In PracticeExploration for peace and harmony within as well as collaboration and cohesiveness with all that surrounds us.


This webinar will be presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Mental Health Center GrandRounds series.

Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

Register Here!



May 23

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- May Event

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people. 

This no-cost telehealth series will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length and will provide an opportunity for participants to: 

  • Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health
  • Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health
  • Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens 

The topic of May's session is: "Healing Family Trauma Connected with Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol."

The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.


Join us on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 2 PM ET.

Register Here!



May 24

Neurodiversity: Acknowledging Differences, Leveraging Strengths, and Navigating the Nuances of Advocacy

Participants of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify how psychiatry and neurodiversity can co-exist
  • Understand why neurodiversity is important for enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as for reducing the stigma associated with diagnostic labels 
  • Describe how to navigate the nuances of advocacy

Presenter: Walid Yassin, DMSc, MMSc, is a Research Scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Research Associate at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.


Join us on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

Register Here!


May 26

Helping Youth on the Path to Employment: Preventing Long-term Disability in Youth and Young Adults through Career Development

In this interactive presentation, the Training Director for HYPE (Helping Youth on the Path to Employment) will discuss HYPE as a service model that aims to prevent long-term disability in youth and young adults through a strong and early emphasis on higher education and employment. The origins, creation, philosophy, current offerings, and future directions of HYPE will be discussed.

Currently the Training Director at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, Debbie Nicolellis has a keen interest in supporting people with mental health conditions to succeed in work and school and to have productive, meaningful careers. Debbie has a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on Supported Employment and Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Boston University and is certified nationally as a Rehabilitation Counselor.

Join us on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:30 M ET.

Register Here!