Save the Date: Shining Lights: Outstanding Leaders for a Brighter Future for Hispancs Awards Gala
8th Annual Awards Gala to be held on June 9, 2011, from 6pm - 10pm at The Atrium Country Club in West Orange, NJ.
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Congratulations to the Honorees:
Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health Service Delivery
Rep. Grace Napolitano Announces Briefing on Mental Health in Schools Act
On February 17, 2011 Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and a panel of mental health advocates and experts, including LA Laker Ron Artest and champion boxer Mia St. John, will examine the Mental Health in Schools Act, a bill authored by Napolitano to allocate funding to mental health services in schools. One in five children and adolescents currently suffer from a mental illness, but less than one third ever receives treatment. Professional mental health treatment can prevent depression, crime, imprisonment and suicide later in life, but slashed state budgets are leaving many youth more isolated than ever. The briefing will examine the potential effect of the Mental Health in Schools Act and hear from advocates who have been personally affected by mental health programs in their own lives.
Where: Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
For more information, please contact Ane Romero, Legislative Assistant, United States Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano at email@example.com
Additional information on The Mental Health in Schools Act can be found at http://www.napolitano.house.gov/mhsa.shtml
ALLIANCE FOR LATINO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON LATINO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP
On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, the National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health (NRCHMH), and the Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development hosted a Congressional Breakfast Briefing on Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development and Leadership. The Congressional Briefing was held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B340. The briefing was followed by a press conference introducing the formal development of the Alliance and its membership, and recapping the briefings proceedings. If you are interested in learning more about the work of the NRCHMH or the Alliance, please contact Henry Acosta, NRCHMH Executive Director and Chair, Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health workforce Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development, please click here.
Please click here for the Media Advisory.
Henry Acosta, NRCHMH Executive Director, testifies at the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status - May 25, 2010, Washington, DC
Henry Acosta, the Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health was invited to attend the second public hearing of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status, which focused on economic development on the island. The hearing was held at the White House on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 and was webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov. Videos of various components of the hearing can be found at the White House website. Mr. Acosta stressed the importance of addressing the mental health needs of Puerto Ricans on the island regardless of the Island's status. His comments to the entire Task Force can be viewed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/president-s-task-force-puerto-rico-closing-session Mr. Acosta remarks can be heard at the 1:07:55 and 1:48 time intervals respectively.
Click here for the Press Release.
Please click here for NRCHMH Press Release Announcing Report.
Please click here to read the Press Release in Spanish.
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Shining Lights: Oustanding Leaders for a Brighter Future for Hispanics Awards Gala: May 6, 2010, West Orange, NJ
Thank you to the sponsors and congratulations to the honorees!
Click here for a list of winners and to view photos from the event.
The Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development
Click here for a snapshot of the Alliance's mission
Click here to see the Alliance's members
Click here to view the Alliance's presentation, conducted at the NCLR Annual Conference
National Public Policy Academy on Hispanic Mental Health Issues
The National Policy Academy is a division of the NRCHMH.
Hispanic Higher Education Scholarship Fund
Please click here for more information on the scholarship program.
Thank You !
For a copy of the program from the event, please click here.
Movilizandonos por Nuestro Futuro:
Helping individuals with mental illness overcome stigma, seek and obtain effective, culturally competent treatment, and lead fulfilling and productive lives takes the dedication of a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations.
The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health is proud to be a key component of the transformation of lives and the mental health system, but could not achieve these goals without the tremendous effort of community mental health care providers, government agencies, educational institutions, private industry, non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups, and family members.
And, most importantly, the National Resource Center owes its success to the courage of individuals with mental illness who will not allow this disease to hold them back.
The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health would like to extend a special thank you to the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation for its inaugural funding. We truly appreciate the assistance and support.
The Changing Minds... newsletter is supported by an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company, which has no control over its content.
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