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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.

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


Online Mental Health and Community Wellness Conversation Focused on Stress Management and Well-Being through Self-Care

Residents are invited to join a free online event on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for a conversation focused on improving stress management skills and well-being through self-care. The session is part of a series, Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On – One Conversation at a Time for the Community, focused on mental health and wellness issues affecting the community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The conversation will be held on Wednesday, January 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Self-care is vital for our overall well-being. This workshop will focus on providing the knowledge and skills to help participants develop a self-care plan. Participants will learn how self-care activities can help them cope with stress and improve their mental, emotional, and physical health.

Participants will learn:

  • Definitions of stress, burnout and self-care;
  • The impact self-care can have on your overall wellbeing;
  • Proven self-care strategies; and
  • How to develop your own self-care plan.

 

The conversation will be led by EveryMind, an organization that empowers individuals to reach optimal mental wellness.  For sixty years, their highly trained, caring, professional staff has provided community education, advocacy and direct services to empower children, teens, families, older adults and the entire community to reach optimal mental wellness. They strive to find a way to move past the stigma that gets in the way of wholeness and wellness.

The virtual meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. Join the conversation on Teams Live at http://bit.ly/wellness-community-4 or view it live on County Cable Montgomery and the County’s Facebook page.

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email hhsmail@montgomerycountymd.gov.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.


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


A Message of Support from Our CEO Ann Mazur

Today’s acts of violence at the U.S. Capitol during a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of our elected representatives shook our country. After a year of mounting anxiety, fear, anger, and unrest we looked on in horror at the events unfolding in our Nation’s Capital.
As a nation, we suffered a violation and a collective act of terrorism by our own citizens at the very heart of our democracy. EveryMind stands with you in defiance of these acts. We stand with you against racial injustice, violence, and fear. Our community is strong, resilient, and prepared to walk hand-in-hand together to forge a peaceful future. You are not alone.
If you are struggling, reach out. If you are angry, reach out. If you are worried about those you love, reach out. However many feelings you have, named and unnamed, reach out. We are here for you.
EveryMind’s 24-hour Hotline staff are ready to listen, text, and chat with you. We are here to hear you. We are committed to you.
Yours in support,
Ann Mazur
CEO