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.
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.
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.
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.
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!