Montgomery County Hotline 301.738.2255

Free Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion of the Movie Angst

Free Virtual Screening
followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Debra Bright,
Associate Dean of Student Success and Rockville Student Affairs, Montgomery College
September 30th, 2021
6:30 – 8:00pm
Panelists:
Elise Resnick, Mental Health Therapist, EveryMind
Ned Johnson, Author, The Self-Driven Child
Nasser Katende Katamba, Student, Montgomery College

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Statement on the American Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Like most in our community, we have followed the fall of Afghanistan this past weekend with shock and grief. We grieve for those Americans who have lost so much, for our allies in Afghanistan, and for those who face impending human rights atrocities. In the wake of so much tragic recent news, from the rise in deaths due to the Delta variant, to the loss of life in Haiti, to the recent deaths by suicide of our Capital Police Officers, our region is experiencing heightened anxiety and trauma.

Images in the news may remind some of how we left Vietnam while others may not remember a time before the tragic events of 9/11 and the presence of our forces in Afghanistan. Afghanistan was America’s longest armed conflict. Our military-connected community paid dearly: almost 2,500 American troops and just under 4,000 contractors made the ultimate sacrifice, with countless more suffering wounds both visible and invisible from their time in Afghanistan.

Like you, we at EveryMind have friends, family, and colleagues who served in Afghanistan or know someone whose life was irrevocably changed by their time there. For them, and for us, this is personal.

EveryMind’s 24-hour Hotline staff are ready to listen, text, and chat with you. EveryMind’s ServingTogether Peer Navigators are here to connect our military-connected community to vital resources and service provider partners. We understand that you, or your battle buddy, may need support to process this historical turn of events.

We are here to support you. We are committed to you.

Yours in support,

Ann Mazur, CEO

Reach out to us:
24/7 Hotline Call or Text: 301.738.2255 / 800.273.8255
EveryMind Hotline specialists are available by phone, text, and chat and operate your local National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
ServingTogether Veteran Peer Navigator: 855.738.7176
EveryMind’s ServingTogether team stands committed to coordinate care for our community’s active duty, veterans, and military-connected families. We are a part of the AmericaServes and Unite Us East networks.
The community can also look to EveryMind’s dedicated staff of mental health professionals for counseling services.

ServingTogether Announces Expansion Into Central Maryland

Thanks to the support of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation,
ServingTogether’s Central Maryland Veterans Collaborative launched on Tuesday, May 11th, and will take place quarterly.
The format for these collaboratives will be an informal and inclusive meeting with representation from across the region – nonprofits, service providers, veterans’ service organizations, and local government – to ensure that services are not being duplicated, and military and veteran families receive the best possible information and access to care and benefits.
Celebrate with us as we work to collectively coordinate efforts to serve our Veteran and Military-connected communities in Anne Arundel, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Howard County, and  across
Central Maryland.

Contact Katie Kilby, ServingTogether’s Central Maryland Program Manager, for more information:

kkilby@Every-Mind.org

Watch our launch presentation to learn more about the resources, programs, and trainings open to all Central Maryland Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

Visit the ServingTogether website to register as a provider or to connect to assistance through our Peer Navigators.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, is to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities in Montgomery County by applying equity, community engagement, and data-driven approaches.
AAPA is dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
  1. Asian American Journal of Psychology: The Journal aims to promote a better understanding of Asian American individuals and communities through research, practice, advocacy, education, and policy pertinent to all areas of psychology and related disciplines.
  2. LGBTQ+ Resources: Aligning with AAPA’s mission to advance mental health and wellness for all Asian Americans, AAPA is committed to advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Asian Americans. Below, we have compiled the following resources in supporting the AAPI LGBTQ community.
It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. The Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
As a health justice non-profit organization, APIAHF is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of more than 20 million AAs and NHPIs living in the United States and its jurisdictions.

Town Hall on Supporting Your College Student’s or Young Adult’s Mental Wellness During the Pandemic

Join EveryMind for a town hall discussion!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Town Hall
on
Supporting Your College Student’s or
Young Adult’s Mental Wellness
During the Pandemic
Learn how to better support the mental health and wellness of young adults, ages 18-24 years old.
A panel of experts will answer your questions, provide information, and share resources about how to support your young adult children during these challenging and ever changing times.

You will learn:

  • How to support your young adult during times of increased stress and anxiety
  • To identify key signs and symptoms
  • Tips for planning for the future during the pandemic and recovery.

 

For our full list of panelists, visit here.

Did you miss the event?
Watch it here or on our FaceBook page @EveryMindInc.

EveryMile for EveryMind

Get Ready to Walk EveryMile for EveryMind!

 

Let’s walk it out in May!

For your mental health

For your physical health

And for the mental wellness of all

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so please join us to raise awareness in our community, reduce stigma, and drive home the mind-body connection when it comes to achieving optimal mental wellness.

 

It’s simple—just get out there and walk as much as you can in May. Walk your dog, take a stroll in your neighborhood, go on a hike with friends and family, or come join EveryMind representatives at a local park, so we can walk EveryMile for EveryMind together!

 

How will YOU Support EveryMile for EveryMind?

Want to participate?

Register as a walker for FREE on our website

This would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors.

EveryMind is grateful to our sponsors for their continued support of community mental health and our mission. 

Bronze

Atlantic Services Group

Borger Management

Goodman-Gable-Gould | Adjusters International

Jeffrey & Stephanie Holtzman | AIM

Holy Cross Health

Friend

Deloitte

Anne & Scott Hefter

Ledo’s Pizza Wheaton


EveryMind’s Statement Condemning Violence and Anti-Asian Hate

EveryMind Stands in Solidarity with Asian American Pacific Islander Communities Against Racism

EveryMind grieves with the families of the March 16th shootings in Atlanta and with all victims of anti-Asian aggression. We condemn acts of violence and hate in every form and stand together with our Asian American Pacific Islander communities.

For too long, our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have suffered from racial injustice, stigma, and distrust. Since the first news reports of the deadly COVID-19 virus reaching our shores, there has been an increase in violence and harassment targeting our AAPI communities. Recent events, including yesterday’s fatal shootings, have highlighted the ongoing painful and tragic anti-Asian racism present in our society.

EveryMind stands with you in defiance of all acts of hate. We stand with you against racism, violence, and fear. Our community is strong, resilient, and prepared to work for a more just and peaceful tomorrow. If you are feeling fear, anxiety, and anger or are a victim of anti-Asian hate, we are here for you. You are not alone.

EveryMind’s 24-hour Hotline staff are ready to listen to you and to support you. Call, text, or chat with us.

We are committed to you.

Mental Health Resources for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, is to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities in Montgomery County by applying equity, community engagement, and data-driven approaches.
AAPA is dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
  1. Asian American Journal of Psychology: The Journal aims to promote a better understanding of Asian American individuals and communities through research, practice, advocacy, education, and policy pertinent to all areas of psychology and related disciplines.
  2. LGBTQ+ Resources: Aligning with AAPA’s mission to advance mental health and wellness for all Asian Americans, AAPA is committed to advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Asian Americans. Below, we have compiled the following resources in supporting the AAPI LGBTQ community.
It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. The Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
As a health justice non-profit organization, APIAHF is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of more than 20 million AAs and NHPIs living in the United States and its jurisdictions.

Central Maryland Veteran Strategy Session

Central Maryland Veteran Strategy Session

March 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual

In collaboration with Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans, ServingTogether is eager to invite you to a virtual strategy session on Tuesday, March 9th at 1pm. With the help of a human-centered design session, we hope to leverage community providers within the Greater Baltimore Region’s valuable input and continue to chart a path forward toward a cohesive veteran and military landscape in Central Maryland. We have a vision for collective impact throughout the region, and want to ensure that your perspective, experiences, and network help drive our process!

Register here: https://bit.ly/MDStrategySession

Questions? Contact Katie Kilby kkilby@every-mind.org


Supporting Our Veterans: Trauma and Cognitive Processing Therapy

Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Regional Community of Practice

March 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Mid-Atlantic & North East Regional Community of Practice presents the seventh Regional Community of Practice training event for our AmericaServes network users and providers in Rhode Island, New York City, Greater Pittsburgh, the National Capital Region, and larger South Hampton Roads communities.

This workshop is FREE of charge to you and your staff within your organization.

This will be a completely virtual training and we encourage you to join us to strengthen your ability to support the military and veterans in your community.

Details

Date:
March 3
Time:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register Here:
https://servingtogetherproject.org/march3/

Questions?

ServingTogether – Janay Tyler
Email:
jtyler@every-mind.org
Website:
www.servingtogetherproject.org

Black and African American Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources For Black And African American Communities

  • Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.
    • Toolkits & Education: graphics on accountability, self-control, and emotional awareness; journal prompts; articles on Black mental health
    • Videos: trainings and webinars, recorded and available for free
  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field.
    • Resource Guide: directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc, but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc
  • Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area
    • Therapist Directory: find trusted therapists that can help you navigate being a strong, Black woman; can search for in-office therapist by your location or virtual therapist
    • The Yellow Couch Collective: a paid membership community ($9.99/mo), space for Black women to gather to support, encourage, and learn from each other.
  • The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy
  • Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories
  • Dr. Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.
  • Innopsych: InnoPsych’s mission is to bring healing to communities of color by changing the face and feel of therapy. They strive to make therapists of color more visible in the community by creating a path to wellness-themed business ownership; to make it faster (and easier) for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and to create a major shift in how communities of color (or POCs) view therapy.                Additional Resources

The following organizations are among those that offer additional information on this subject, focusing on outreach to  Black and African American communities:

Capstone Institute/Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Howard University

Black and African American LGBTQ Youth Report

National Black Nurses Association

National Medical Association

Lee Thompson Young Foundation