Recognizing Mental Health Month

May 6, 2024

Recognizing Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. Mental health is key for everyone! The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center assembled a compilation of products and resources geared towards mental health awareness, literacy, and promotion. 

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May 6

Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics

The Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment (MAPNET) and the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) will host a virtual monthly “Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series” led by Dr. Matcheri Keshavan on prescribing practices for early psychosis,
including a review of a selected monthly topic. Our May topic is “Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs)."

Attendees are invited to bring de-identified case questions to discuss with the group. Cases do not have to relate to the monthly topic, but should be focused on prescribing issues in early psychosis care. Attendance will be limited to 20 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Join us on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11 am ET.

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May 6 - 10

Take HEART Awareness Week

Be a part of our third annual social media campaign and celebration!

Access talking points, infographics, and more to learn more about the urgency and importance of comprehensive school-based mental health systems of care and collaborations with youth-serving entities who can deliver enhanced wraparound services. Celebrate and share with us!

Use #TakeHEART and #TeamworkMakestheDreamWork to help us spread the word!

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May 13-15

2024 Innovations Regional Training Event: Cultivating Inclusion and Engagement with Communities of Color

Learn more about innovative approaches to supporting better outcomes for those who provide care as well as those seeking and receiving behavioral health care in communities of color in New England!

Join us and...

  • Take a dive deep into the stats around the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities of color.
  • Hear from thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, faith and community-based leaders, people with lived experience, and family advocates to discuss innovative approaches to fostering inclusion and engagement.
  • Take away tools, resources, and actionable solutions to build a positive, inclusive, and transformational culture in your community/workplace.

This regional training event will take place daily from 11 am - 1 pm ET, Monday, May 13 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024. More info on the agenda, speakers, and CE credits available. Participants are eligible to receive attendance certificates and up to 6 CE credits upon confirmation of attendance and participation. Learn more about the event and register today!

Join us on Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11 am ET.

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May 15

Person-Centered Recovery Planning Consultation Corner: Webinar 3

The Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Consultation Corner is a 6-month learning series featuring a monthly webinar on the “FAQs” of PCRP; offering practical tools and resources to support quality PCRP at the level of both individual service delivery and organizational systems change; and providing follow-up “office hours” through smaller-group technical assistance for webinar participants who wish to take a “deeper dive” on a given topic. Join one, two, or all of the monthly webinar sessions!

The topic of webinar session 3 is "Peer Specialist Roles in PCRP-Aligning with Peer Ethics & Values."

Participants will be able to:

  • Define PCRP and its essential elements 
  • Increase familiarity with existing and emerging state and federal requirements regarding PCRP
  • Articulate a minimum of three differences between traditional methods of treatment planning and best-practice PCRP
  • Learn more about how the MHTTC PCRP Consultation Corner series can provide tools and resources to support the implementation of PCRP at your organization

This series is co-sponsored by the New England and South Southwest MHTTCs. More information about the series and registration info for all webinars. 

Join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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May 21

Partnering with Families in Behavioral Health: The FAMILY Approach

Join us to learn about person-centered, family-driven partnerships to support the recovery journey for individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges and their families—the focus of a new, free, online course module Partnering with Families in Behavioral Health, developed by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center and the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. The course's focus is to present an approach that teaches the behavioral health workforce how to partner with families.

The 6 lessons present strategies to put evidence-based partnership principles into action using the “FAMILY” approach: Facing Personal and Professional Attitudes; Acknowledging Family Identities and Expertise; Making Meaningful Partnerships; Identifying Solutions to Conflict; “Letting Go” to Support; and Yielding to Outside Resources.

The presentation will provide opportunities for participants to engage in reflection exercises, as well as opportunities to ask questions of the course developers, so that they can increase their understanding of the strategies involved in family partnerships.

Join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 1 pm ET.

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May 28

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.  

May's topic is titled "National Bridge Overview: Bridging Emergency Care and Community Health."

This no-cost telehealth series is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11 am Pacific/12 pm Mountain/1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern. 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 28, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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