Weekly Wrap-Up
February 12, 2021

MHAC Wishes You a Happy Lunar New Year


The Value of Lived Experiences
Have you ever felt like what is normal to you is way outside of what is normal for the people around you? At times like that, having a friend who has gone where you've gone, and whom you can share with and listen to, is like a balm to the soul.
This month, we chat with the ladies behind The Desi Condition, a podcast centered on mental wellness and Desi culture, as well as Mental Health Talks India, an online repository of stories about mental health. Both outfits seek to create spaces where people can vent and share without fear or shame. Check them out - their DMs are open!

In COVID's Wake, We Need a Mandatory Mental Health Curriculum in Schools
Even before the pandemic schools rarely had trained professionals on staff to provide mental health services.
If the "second wave" of COVID-19 spreading across the nation is not cause enough for fear, grief and uncertainty in the hearts and minds of Americans, there is a hidden - equally devastating and potentially just as deadly - third wave that desperately needs to be addressed. It is the mental health crisis ravaging communities, especially young children and adolescents.

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Webinar Series

Suicide Prevention Webinar Series
Building a Network of Safety for School Communities Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

ACES Aware Provider Training
The goal of this training is to raise the capacity of health care providers to advance trauma-informed communities in support of ACE screening and coordinated prevention and treatment to mitigate the toxic stress response.

Virtual Events

Saturday, February 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Emotional Emancipation Healing Circle for Live Holistically Balanced Black Love Day Celebration 
hosted by Ursula Young and Eliza Cooper

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Webinar: Mental Health and the Black Community 
Stop the Stigma!
In honor of Black History Month, come join us to hear about mental health issues and concerns within the Black community from a peer perspective. The Stop Stigma Sacramento Speakers Bureau members will share their personal stories about living with mental illness to help educate and spread awareness about mental health in diverse cultural communities.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

I Laugh Therefore I Am: The Healing Power of Laughter
This workshop explores the healing power of laughter and its positive effects on mind and body. Laughter is a form of deep breathing, which oxygenates brain and promotes sustained mental and physical health.

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