Week of May 8: Register for our upcoming May events!

Publication Date: May 08, 2023
may is mental health awareness month

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.


Lifelong Journey to Mental Health Resiliency

By Lee Locke-Hardy, they/them/theirs, C4 Innovations

It took 28 years for me to get regular treatment for my mental health. Along with being a member of the LGBTQIA “alphabet mafia” I have a whole list of acronyms to my name: GAD, OCD, ED, CPTSD, the list goes on. I was running an afterschool program with a daily attendance of 65 kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade, and while I gave my all to them, I didn’t know how to extend the same care and compassion to myself.

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May 8-12

HEART Awareness Week

Be a part of second annual celebration! Take HEART (Healthcare workers and Educators Addressing and Reducing Trauma) Awareness Week is an opportunity to advocate for and support collaborations that improve the mental health, well-being, and resilience of everyone in the school building. To access talking points, infographics, and more about the importance of comprehensive school-based mental health services, visit the website below. Use #TakeHEART and #TeamworkMakestheDreamWork to help us spread the word!

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May 10

The MHTTC Network's RACE (Raising Awareness Commemoration Event) for Mental Health

Join the MHTTC Network’s RACE to learn about:

  •  How to access free training and technical assistance (TTA), and readily available products and resources 
  • Prime examples of TTA and resources that promote mental health awareness and literacy.

In this 60-minute session, attendees will participate in a breakout room of their choice from the topics listed below. 


Join us on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

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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):

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.

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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.

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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!