GLBTQI* Pride Month: A Celebration of Recovery, Mental Health and Wellness (*Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex)
Thursday, June 17, 2010, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern (2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Pacific)
Speaker: Edward Schreiber
Edward Schreiber is a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama and an author and editor of a number of books. His life story is an example and an expression of our ability to access inner power and move through and beyond challenges and barriers.
Edward Schreiber has served as clinical director of the addiction services at Harvard Medical School, teaches a course at Lesley University, and originated a program at the Boston Living Center that teaches a method for awakening the autonomous healing center within the individual as well as within groups and organizations. Edward is a person with a long and rich history of experience with and recovery from mental, physical and spiritual conditions, including extreme states involving trauma and addiction.
JOIN US: A FREE WISE WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTING SUPPORTS AND SERVICES FOR TICKET HOLDERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITIES
JUNE 23, 2010 FROM 3:00 – 4:30 PM (EASTERN)
If you are a person with a mental health disability interested in learning about the Ticket to Work Program or other Social Security Work Incentives, you can attend a FREE Web-based education event on work incentives! This first-ever Mental Health Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar will feature presentations by people who know the ins and outs of all available work incentives, including the Ticket Program. A success story of a Social Security beneficiary who used work incentives successfully will be shared. We will also be joined by a mental health peer counselor who currently works encouraging other people with mental health disabilities in their recovery through work.
Want specific information on how work and work earnings will impact your personal Social Security disability benefits? Please visit www.ssa.gov/work or www.choosework.net to get more information and to find a list of resources available in each state, including the Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) projects, professionals who can provide more information on your individual situation.
Register for this free WISE Webinar or find WISE events in your area at www.cessi.net/wise.
Approximately 2 days before the event, all those who have registered will receive an e-mail message with instructions on how to log in to the Webinar.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call 1-877-743-8237 (v/tty).
STAR Center Teleconference Series: Celebrating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with Tenemos Voz , New Mexico : Building Latino/Hispano Networks
Thursday, June 24, 2010, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
To register please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with title of teleconference in the subject line. More information will be sent in advance of the call, as well as posted on the STAR Center Web site, www.consumerstar.org.
The STAR Center gratefully acknowledges SAMHSA as the funding source for the STAR Center ’s work and activities. Please visit SAMHSA/CMHS at http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs for many helpful resources, self-help tools and guides, and links.
The STAR Center promotes consumer-directed approaches that maximize self-determination and recovery and assist people with serious mental health challenges to decrease their dependence on expensive social services as well as to avoid psychiatric hospitalization.
Empowerment - Independence - Responsibility - Choice - Respect and Dignity
“Let your Star shine!”
SAMHSA ADS Center Training Teleconference
Building an Inclusive Society
Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT)
· Henry Claypool—U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
· Celia Brown—New York State Office of Mental Health Recipient Affairs
· Andy Imparato—American Association of People with Disabilities
How can we build an inclusive society with a collaborative network of agencies aligned to deliver effective integrated services to people with disabilities including individuals with psychiatric disabilities? To assist people with disabilities, consumers, survivors, family members, advocates, and health care/mental health providers to better understand the rights of people with disabilities, the challenges posed by the assertion of these rights, and the protections offered under the law, the SAMHSA ADS Center invites you to a free training teleconference titled “Building an Inclusive Society.”
This training teleconference will include a question and answer session. We invite you to submit questions at any time before or during the teleconference. To submit questions before the teleconference, please e-mail email@example.com. Speakers will answer as many questions as possible during this session, but we cannot guarantee that your question will be answered during the teleconference. We will provide each presenter’s contact information so that you may contact him or her directly for a response or additional information.
This teleconference is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.