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LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health Town Hall Series

The first event in this series, held on March 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm, was geared towards parents, foster parents, caregivers, guardians, extended family members, mental health professionals, and service providers.

 

Objectives:
• Define common language and acronyms used to convey the importance of inclusive language
• Recognize risk factors that increase the chances LGBTQ youth will experience a mental health disorder
• Identify ways family members, school staff, and mental health professionals can support the mental wellness of LGBTQ+ youth
• Highlight local and national resources available to support LGBTQ+ youth

Upcoming Events in the Town Hall Series:

Providing Healthy Support Systems to our Hispanic LGBTQ+ Youth

(presented in Spanish, May 2022)

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: How To Help Others In A Crisis 

(September 2022)

LGBTQ+ Youth Panel

(November 2022)


Mental Health Town Hall: Like: Youth Mental Health and Social Media

Mental Health Town Hall

FREE Virtual Screening of the Film LIKE

followed by a Panel Discussion

LIKE is a film-based education program exploring the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening?

 

Panelists:

Vince DeVivo,

Community Outreach Specialist, US Attorney’s Office

Kirsten Robinette,LMSW

Therapist and Manager, Crisis Prevention & Intervention Services, EveryMind

Kate Stephens, LCPC

Counselor and Associate, Empowering You, LLC

Our Mental Health Town Hall screening of “Like” with a panel discussion on the impacts of social media on youth mental health took place on December 14th @ 6:30pm!

Click the button below to view the film and panel discussion.


Virtual Legislative Briefing – Veteran Suicide Prevention and US S785: Implementation at the Local Level

Thank you for attending!

Held on January 25th, 2021 @ 9am – 10:30am

EveryMind hosted a panel presentation and discussion by representatives and elected officials from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC on the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 to prevent Veteran Suicide and increase access to community mental health supports for our military-connected families. Hear from speakers such as Ike Leggett, Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Richard McKeon, Chief of Suicide Prevention at SAMHSA at the recording below!

View our full Speaker List here.

Have questions? Please email sstone@every-mind.org

View Recording


Register Today for Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

WHEN: January 27th, 2021 @ 9:30am-4:30pm

WHERE: Virtual

WHAT: Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program
demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and
substance use disorders.


Follow Up Conversations to Angst Screening

In response to your feedback, EveryMind has invited Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, to return to answer the questions they couldn’t get to during the panel discussion following the screening of Angst.

We will hold two follow up discussions:

For Parents – May 14, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

For Educators – May 20, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (Christina Conolly from Montgomery County Public Schools will also be available to answer questions during the educators discussion)

 

As with the film screening, a link to join the conversation will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Participation in each discussion will be limited, so sign up today!  If there is a huge demand, we will start a waitlist and schedule additional future conversations.


Angst: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

On April 23, 2020, EveryMind, in collaboration with Adventist HealthCare, Holy Cross Health, MedStar Montgomery, Suburban Hospital and Montgomery County Public Schools, hosted a online screening of the film Angst, followed by a virtual panel discussion with experts in the field of anxiety management and treatment.  The panel was facilitated by Ned Johnson and William Stixrud, authors of “The Self-Driven Child.

This documentary is designed to raise awareness around anxiety.  The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.  The goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help.

Many thanks to all the partners who made this event so successful and Indie Flix for supporting these efforts! To learn more about the film please visit the website.

 

Below are a few of the resources discussed during last night’s panel discussion following the screening.

Please visit EveryMind’s COVID-19: Coping with Anxiety and Stress page for more information and resources about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented in partnership with


2020 Point in Time Count

EveryMind was pleased to participate again this year in the annual Point in Time Count.  This nationwide event during the last two weeks of January helps communities identify and count the number of people experiencing homelessness and living on the streets.  That data is then used to ensure that appropriate and proportionate funding is provided to help those communities deliver much needed services to those living unsheltered.

EveryMind is grateful to the more than 45 volunteers who participated in the event, including Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Andrew Friedson, Evan Glass and Craig Rice, as well as Director of Montgomery County Health and Human Services Raymond Crowell.

Also, thanks to Montgomery County Council Media for covering the event.


Prince George’s County Launch

On November 19, 2019, ServingTogether officially launched its network in Prince George’s County in coordination with the Office of Veterans Affairs.

Many thanks to Dr. James Dula and our partners from the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and Unite Us for supporting our efforts to bring care coordination and resource navigation to Prince George’s County, home to Maryland’s largest number of veterans, service members and their families.

Curious about how your organization fits in the ServingTogether network?  Please email Jennifer Watson to learn more!