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Staying Connected
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. Since then, many organizations have hosted a variety of events and activities in communities across the country each year. The National Network to Eliminate Disparities (a SAMHSA-supported initiative) and the  National Alliance on Mental Illness  (NAMI) have partnered to create webinars, share resources, and highlight related opportunities celebrating the month. You can watch the webinar recordings from past years below.
For more information,  contact  the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health.

The Department of Mental Health is currently seeking a to hire a Young Adult with experience working in a peer role as a Young Adult Peer Coordinator. 
This individual will work with the Transition Age Youth & Young Adult System of Care Access Initiative grant until the conclusion of the grant in September of 2021. 
Here is the posting:
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

  Right now there is a moment of reckoning around race in the U.S. For 40 years The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond has been preparing people all over the country for the time we are in. The  Undoing Racism®️ Workshop  is one of the premier experiences that has shaped the Movement.  Join the Liberation Rising Campaign  to support national organizers doing local work and to bring the Undoing Racism®️ Workshop Online.

 Check us out in the news! 

For more information visit  and connect with us on Twitter @undoingracism and Facebook @thepeoplesinstitute.

Resources to Learn From and Share!
From NNED Share!
What is NNEDshare?

NNEDshare is a collaborative space to share resources and intervention efforts to improve the delivery of behavioral health care interventions in diverse populations, learn about resources and innovative community efforts across the county, and connect with others to learn from you and support your efforts

I'm very excited to announce that Youth MOVE Massachusetts has a new website!

There's a page for resources, a way to get in contact and we're always looking for blog submissions for youth and young adults!

You can check it out below:

Sequences of Employment and Education (SEED) --
Young Adults Research Study

SEED STUDY:  Transitions ACR is currently recruiting for the Sequences of Employment and Education (SEED) research study to better understand how the  employment  and  education  experiences of young (ages 16-25) with serious mental health conditions change over time. You may ​be eligible if you are a young adult with a serious mental health condition who has experience in foster care and/or additional challenges with substance use.

Participation includes six 1-hour surveys over a 20-month period. All information shared will be kept confidential. Participants will be compensated up to $145 in gift cards for their time. To see if you’re eligible visit:  The Seed Study
Suicide Prevention - (#330)
Maintaining Hope in Times of Uncertainty

Workshop Description:
The COVID-19 pandemic has created overwhelming anxiety, stress, depression, and feelings of loss of safety for people throughout the world. Hopelessness and isolation have increased.
As a result, experts are anticipating significant increases in deaths of despair in the foreseeable future. Individuals who already felt hopeless and in pain may now experience more difficulty. Suicidologists have long known that hopelessness is a predictor of suicidal ideation and behavior. With the current pandemic, we must consider how to support all individuals.
During this 90 minute webinar, we will explore theories of hope and identify strategies for maintaining authentic hope for individuals who are newly hopeless due to the pandemic and those for whom the pandemic has intensified already existing pain and hopelessness.

This will be an interactive webinar with polls about hope, a self-test on hope, and opportunities for contributing to the conversation about how we can help others maintain authentic hope. 
Presented by:
Jim McCauley LICSW, Associate Director, Riverside Trauma Center
Rebecca Mirick, PhD, LICSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, BSW Program Coordinator, Salem State University

A zoom link will be sent a couple days prior to training date
Create Safe and
Nurturing Environments 

Integrating trauma-informed care is a journey, not a destination. It involves understanding the people you serve, how staff are affected by their work, and how to create safe and nurturing environments that allow you to provide care in a trauma-informed way. Leveraging this framework is more important now than ever before as we navigate the effects of COVID-19.
Hear the experts at the National Council for Behavioral Health  discuss the value of trauma-informed care  and the impact it has on clinical outcomes and staff engagement.

 Looking for solutions to support a  trauma-informed approach  to care?

Relias offers a breadth of tools to help you implement TIC for the long term. 
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Speaking of Hope Website..

For more event listings for young adults and transition youth please check out the Speaking of Hope events page here:

As a group of people working to ensure young children’s social emotional wellness in Boston, BAYCSEW stands against racial injustice and systemic oppression of people of color. The content below was selected to help readers reflect on the lifelong effects of racism on young children and to provide guidance on supporting young children processing the inequities of the world around them.
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