EveryMind’s Hotline Volunteer, Laurie Calder, and Human Resources Director, Kelly Collins, were guests on Make a Difference, a program that highlights volunteer opportunities in Montgomery County.
Laurie shared her experiences working on the Hotline in this interview and discusses the rewards and benefits of helping some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Please take a moment to watch this segment.
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 April 9, 2019, Ella Adams, a sophomore at Walt Whitman HIgh School, bravely testified before the Montgomery County Council in an effort to highlight the need for increased mental health resources for our students and the entire community. Ms. Adams’ testimony advocated for full funding of EveryMind’s crisis prevention and intervention education programs that raise awareness of mental health issues and provide our students and community with resources to help someone in crisis. We are proud and grateful for Ms. Adams’ support.
On February 28, 2019, Mona Kim, EveryMind’s mental health therapist at the Wellness Centers, appeared on Montgomery Week in Review to discuss violence, teen dating and resources available to the community.
On February 14, 2019, EveryMind’s Director of Human Resources, Kelly Collins, appeared on Montgomery Week in Review to discuss the importance of volunteering and the benefits it has on one’s overall physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Diana Barney, EveryMind’s Division of Youth & Family Services, discusses youth and mental wellness, including some important data and trends, as well as Youth Mental Health First Aid and resources for youth and families.
Jennifer Grinnell, EveryMind’s Division Director of Adult & Community Services, discusses National Suicide Prevention Month and EveryMind’s education and outreach efforts. Jennifer also discusses legislative briefings, interfaith forum with leaders and The “S” Word film screening.