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How Is Pandemic Affecting Mental Health of Youth With Disabilities?
The spike in new COVID-19 cases here in the U.S. has some people on edge. The truth is that the majority of Americans do not have coronavirus, but with all the precautions we have to take some people are falling victim to other serious health concerns. Mental health is a worry that many of us are facing, some for the first time.

Here are Four Priorities for State's New Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention
Grief, loneliness, economic stress, uncertainty about the future - all these pandemic-related emotions can foster feelings of hopelessness and increase the risk of suicide. And while official data won't be available for some time, we know that calls to hotlines have spiked and firearm sales have surged, a disturbing trend given data showing that guns are the most common method for suicide in the U.S.
Despite this bleak backdrop, we have good news: suicide is preventable, and California has launched a comprehensive campaign to ensure people receive the support they need before reaching a crisis point.

National Council for Behavioral Health
COVID-19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Residential Facilities
Guidance for infection control and prevention of COVID-19. This additional guidance to behavioral health residential facilities will help them improve infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including guidance for visitation.

Virtual Events

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Lethal Means Safety: Evidence-Base, Current Practices, 
and Next Steps
Presented by: Joseph A Simonetti, MD MPH

This presentation will review the current evidence supporting recommendations to promote lethal means safety for individuals at risk of suicide, the current state of clinical practice and research, and critical next steps in research, education and clinical practice for moving forward.
Enter as a guest using your first and last name.
Audio Only

You can join the meeting by calling:  800-767-1750;  Access code 52655#
Intended Audience

The primary target audience for this activity consists of clinicians, researchers and policy makers working in suicide prevention or lethal means safety.

Friday, July 31, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Zoom Meeting
CCJBH Juvenile Justice Workgroup Meeting
Purpose: The purpose of this meeting is to develop a strategic plan aimed to work on Juvenile Justice Issues impacting youth with behavioral health needs in the era of COVID-19, in 2021, strategies for highlighting and promoting best practices to serve youth in the justice system through criminal justice/behavioral health collaboration, and identify key stakeholders to achieve the mission.

Meeting ID: 912 0693 1433
Passcode: 804226
SIP: 91206931433@zoomcrc.com
Passcode: 804226


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