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.
EveryMind is proud to host Run for EveryMind again this year at Rockville Town Center.
We host this event every year because our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness and reduce the stigma that is often associated with mental health challenges. Through Run for EveryMind, we strive to educate the community while providing an opportunity to engage in a positive, healthy activity that promotes good mental and physical health.
Your mental wellness is our mission because every mind needs care, attention and support.
EveryMind hopes you will consider being a part of our event as a runner or walker, corporate sponsor, volunteer, or financial contributor – or any combination of these options! We encourage you to form teams with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors and establish social media fundraisers to increase your overall contribution to the event.
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.
On December 12th, nearly one year after launching its coordinated network of care in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Unite US, ServingTogether hosted its first In Progress Review to share data collected to date that demonstrates the network’s impact on providing services to veterans, service members and their families. Representatives from many of the 79 network providers offered their insights about what is going well and where improvements might further strengthen the network’s ability to provide clients with needed resources.
Since December 2017, ServingTogether has worked with 348 clients to meet 832 requests for support. Data demonstrate that the top challenges our clients encounter are employment, housing and income support.
Of the 348 served through the network, 27% requested help with employment, 25% sought housing assistance and 18% connected with the network in search of income support. Other areas in which we offered support include benefits navigation, health and wellness, legal issues, individual and family support and food resources.
Over the course of the year, 59% of 700 service requests closed were satisfactorily resolved by the network. The average time to connect a client to a provider was 4.81 days and the average time to close a request was just over 17 days. Since many of the service requests related to complex, difficult-to-resolve issues such as employment and housing, additional service providers in the network are essential to help reduce the time between the initial service request and its successful resolution.
Jon S., a formerly incarcerated U.S. Air Force Veteran, was homeless upon his release. Jon shared his personal story with the audience and expressed his frustration at the challenges he faced finding the services and resources he needed in the community. “ServingTogther solves that,” Jon said. “I am really appreciative of the folks involved with ServingTogether. They came through for me at a time when I was at my lowest, and continue to help me get back on my feet.”
ServingTogether will host an In Progress Review every six months for the next two years to give network providers the opportunity to review the data and offer their feedback on how to continue to improve and grow the network.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the provider network, please contact Michael Ball, Director of ServingTogether, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is awarding employers for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County, MD and throughout the United States. Founded by Montgomery County and Discovery Communications, AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and empower economic growth.
EveryMind offers generous benefits and a mission focused culture that creates an environment where employees are engaged and active in the mission to Strengthen Communities and Empower Individuals to Reach Optimal Mental Wellness. EveryMind recognizes the value of resources for self-care, providing all employees and their family members with eight mental health sessions per calendar year through our comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
EveryMind is honored to receive the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval for the 14th time! Our employee programs recognize the importance of spending time with loved ones, which is why our employees are offered more than 20 holidays including summer and winter mental health days and a day off to volunteer for a charity of their choice, in addition to standard vacation and sick leave. By providing our staff with a supportive and caring work environment, we can help prevent burnout and increase productivity.
On June 8th, EveryMind will be honored alongside 45 other award winning companies from across the United States. Among the various awards, the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval will be given to 41 companies, including EveryMind. The celebration will focus on “Witty, Gritty, and Wise: The Power of Cultivating Leaders at Every Level,” including educational sessions for attendees and a keynote speech by Robin Koval, CEO & President of Truth Initiative and co-author of Grit to Great.