Each Mind Matters Out and About
Each Mind Matters has been working hard to spread the word of the Mental Health Movement, and we couldn’t do it without all of our incredible supporters, new and old. We are so pleased to be invited to table at events statewide to inform the public about stigma reduction efforts in the mental health world, and below are just a few examples of recent and upcoming events where you can find us. Also, keep reading to find out how to get your event on our calendar!
On September 2, we were at the Recovery Happens 2015 event on the west steps of the California State Capitol in Sacramento. Recovery Happens is the statewide campaign to celebrate the lives of people who are recovering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Recovery Happens provides the perfect platform to inform Californians about the positive effects that recovery/treatment programs have upon our communities.
Please join us on Saturday, September 19 to discuss Black Women and Our Mental Health. Our esteemed panelists for the day will include:
- Dr. Densye Ray, Trauma Specialilst
- Piper Dellums, MA
- Jurline K. Redeaux, MSW
- Levonnia Iwuoha, BA
- Alicia Cass, MSW
- Mare LaFargue, MPH
- Stacie Wadlington, Ph.D Clinical Psychologist
We will explore the “Super Women Syndrome” and other issues that impact our Body, Mind, and Soul.
The annual Coastal Trail Walk on Sunday, September 20 offers community members a chance to join together in a celebration of life, in remembrance of loved ones, and in support of the services of Suicide Prevention. The walk begins at Window on the Bay Park in Monterey and continues on to just past the Monterey Bay Aquarium, then returns to the Park for announcements and prizes. The event follows the commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day and is a family-friendly event. If you have kids, pets, friends, neighbors—bring them all!
The Honest Open Proud facilitator training trains individuals to facilitate the Honest, Open Proud group (formerly known as Coming Out Proud). This is a 2-day free facilitator training.
The three goals of the Honest, Open, Proud program are:
1. Weigh the Pros and Cons of disclosure of your lived experience with mental health challenges
2. Find safe ways to disclose
3. Craft your story of your lived experience
This event will take place on September 21 & September 22 from 9am-5pm at Los Angeles County of Mental Health, San Pedro.
Join us in a nationwide conversation to help end the silence with Text, Talk, Act with Each Mind Matters on October 6th. Win CASH PRIZES for your school, club or community organization! Organize Text, Talk, Act events on October 6th and you could win a $1,000 prize! Register for the contest at: bit.ly/TTAContest
Text, Talk, Act uses text messaging to facilitate a face-to-face conversation on mental health. Participants gather in small groups (3-4 people) with one cell phone per group. They text START to the number 89800 to receive a series of text messages that guides their group through a conversation on mental health: why it is important, how to care for it, and how to help a friend in need. The text messages include videos, social media interactions, polling questions and discussion questions.
To learn more about Text, Talk, Act with Each Mind Matters including how to organize an Text, Talk, Act event, join our informational webinar at www.eachmindmatters.org/event/info-webinar-text-talk-act-with-each-mind-matters/ or visit bit.ly/texttalkact.