Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25, 2023

hispanic heritage month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month


From September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration that honors the cultural contributions and identities of Hispanic and Latine people in the United States. This month, we shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within Hispanic and Latino communities, including those who identify as Afro-Latino, Black, Indigenous, and more, as well as the disproportionate inequities they face due to systemic barriers and historical adversity.


Here are some resources from the New England MHTTC:


SAVE THE DATE: Latine Let’s Lead event on October 17—details coming soon! 


Learn about upcoming events and access resources from the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC and other regions.



September 26

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- September 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. 


The topic for September's session is "Action Steps: Cultural Healing and Behavioral Health."


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 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, September 26, 2023 at 2 PM ET.

Register Here!



September 27

Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium

This event brings together national, regional, and Vermont stakeholders to facilitate collaborations and strengthen suicide prevention. This full-day event offers three keynote presentations, and topics will be explored in depth during eight workshops held throughout the day in four specific disciplines. New England MHTTC is proud to be a sponsor of this event. 

Join us on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 9 AM ET.

Register Here!



September 27

Supporting the Mental Health and Well-being of AAPI Populations

Asian American and Pacific Islander populations (AAPI) are an integral part of the American diaspora and represent a wide range of diversity. There are approximately 50 distinct ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages, with connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries.

Learn key facts about the mental health experiences within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Consider ways you can promote recovery and resilience through culturally relevant practices that meet the needs of diverse populations.

Join our efforts to amplify the work of community-based organizations (CBOs) in the New England region supporting mental health and advancing substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery of AAPI populations.

Celebrate innovation! In a "Round-Robin-style" of presentation, CBOs and local nonprofits in New England will showcase their goals, growth, outcomes, and visions for the future in their efforts to support the behavioral health needs of underserved populations.



Maria E. Restrepo-Toro, BNS, MS, is a nationally recognized leader, educator and trainer in the fields of Latino behavioral health recovery, psychiatric rehabilitation and cultural competence. She is currently the project Director of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.

Taylor Bryan Turner is the Assistant Regional Director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) where she serves as part of SAMHSA’s leadership team and works to advance SAMHSA’s mission in the six New England States (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI & VT) and tribal nations.

Join us on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 9 AM ET.

Register Here!



celebrating recovery


September 27

Celebrating Recovery: A Conversation with the 2022 Recovery Innovation Challenge Winners

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with the ATTC and MHTTC Networks, for the hour-long event Celebrating Recovery: A Conversation with the 2022 Recovery Innovation Challenge Winners. This webinar will showcase the winners of the 2022 Recovery Innovation Challenge through a “talk-show” format. Up to five Challenge Winners will share their innovative strategies for recovery, lessons learned from implementation, and recommendations for replication in other communities.


All individuals, community-based organizations (CBOs), state and federal leaders, and recovery leaders are invited to join to learn from and engage in Q&A with Challenge Winners.

Join us on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 1 PM ET.

Register Here!



September 28

The Wonder of Recovery Friendly Workplaces

In honor of National Recovery Month, our colleagues from the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (Region 1) would like to highlight the important role of recovery friendly workplaces. Join them for this upcoming event.


The four major dimensions of recovery remain: Home, Community, Health and Purpose which have been critical pillars on the road to recovery. The Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative promotes individual wellness by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from a substance use disorder.


This initiative speaks to the strength and hope that Purpose provides, bringing meaningful daily activities such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and income, that helps to participate fully in society. The webinar will provide an overview of the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative; An IBEW perspective; Employer Involvement, Powerful Employee Testimony, and the important role of RFWs in Economic Mobility.



  • Taylor Bryan Turner, Assistant Regional Director, SAMHSA Region 1
  • Sam Lewandowski, Program Director, NH Governor’s Recovery Friendly Workplace
  • Greg Williams, North Country Health Consortium
  • Mark Bonta, Genfoot
  • Elaine Zimmerman, Regional Administrator, ACF
  • Jay Frasier and guest, IBEW
  • Everett Handford, Regional Director, HHS, Office of the Secretary, IEA Region 1
  • Closing by Shawn Cannizzaro 

Join us on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 1 PM ET.

Register Here!

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