July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July 2019
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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, where racial/ethic, gender, and sexual minorities often are more likely to suffer from poor mental health. Checkout mental health facts for Hispanic and Latinos/as and other groups.
The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center in partnership with the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is hosting a FREE two-day symposium in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. Anyone interested in health equity and inclusion in behavioral health would benefit from such event. The event will be held on Thursday, August 1st to August 2nd from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Register here. Deadline to register is July 29th.
Montgomery County ADAMHS is hosting two Youth Mental First Aid 8-hour training program in the month of July. The program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents. Participants who complete this 8-hour FREE training will receive a three-year certification. The training takes place Thursday, July 25th and Monday, July 29th from 8:00 am-5:00 pm in Dayton, Ohio. 
The Division of Children and Family Services from Cuyahoga County holds monthly In Your Neighborhood events meant to provide a safe space to discuss case related issues, while also educating the community. In light of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month the event presentation topics will include an overview of Children and Family Services, kinship care, engaging fathers, opiods impact on families, and safe sleep presentations from the Fatherhood Initiative. This month’s event will be on July 25th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Murtis Taylor Service Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Ohio Children’s Alliance 2019 National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) summer training series will focus on trauma informed resilient schools, healing trauma and restoring resilience in schools, children of trauma and resilience, structured sensory interventions, and healing the trauma of addictions. The training series will take place on July 29th to July 31st, as well as, on August 13th to August 14th in Columbus, Ohio from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Bundle pack discounts are available for the series.  
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) is hosting a free Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) training July 18th in Portsmouth, Ohio and a free Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) training August 14th in Lebanon, Ohio. The goal is to help attendees understand and learn effective mechanisms to work one-on-one with suicidal patients to create a journey towards treatment and rehabilitation. For more information, contact Austin Lucas.  

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