Weekly Wrap-Up

MHAC Celebrates Pride Month

Although Pride celebrations have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we still celebrate the contributions that the LGBTQ+ community makes towards the betterment of our world.

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Reimagining Self-Care for Black Folks
There are thousands of thought-provoking pieces on the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Movement, unemployment, civil unrest, police brutality, and the economy. Meanwhile, we are still here. Some of us barely holding on and feeling so much grief.  What can we do about promoting our own healing? Holding space for all this discourse and our own mental health may feel unbearable.

How to be an Ally for LGBTQ Youth
Imagine feeling confused, isolated and not accepted for who you are and who you know you are supposed to be. Now more than ever, it is critical that we support and ally for LGBTQ youth. By being an ally, you help to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Equally important, you also show them that they aren't alone in their struggle for equality, inclusion, and acceptance.

Be True and Be You
A Mental Health Guide for LGBTQ+ Youth
If you are, or think you might be LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and other identities), and going through a tough time, you're not alone. Whether you're trying to figure out your own identity or want to learn how to talk to others, it can be hard to know where to find support. The stigma and discrimination LGBTQ+ individuals may face from family, friends and society can increase risk for mental health challenges.

LBGT Mental Health and Aging Support Guide

Finding ways to grow and be healthy as you age is important. The journey of aging brings with it new stressors and opportunities, including some that are unique to the LGBT community.

Being LGBT does not automatically mean you will experience mental health challenges. However, as an LGBT elder, there are certain stressors you may face from people who do not accept your sexual orientation or gender identity.

Download the Guide

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During COVID-19
A Tip Sheet for Parents of Transgender and Gender Expansive Children and Adolescents

Seeking Applicants
NORC at the University of Chicago is working with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) to conduct phone interviews with adults in California who have been diagnosed with both substance use and mental health conditions.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m Pacific Time
Sacramento County Mental Health Board Public Hearing

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this public hearing will be held remote.

Friday, June 19, 2020 and June 26, 2020
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Racism and Our Families' Health: Connecting the Dots

Virtual Community Conference
Bronx Health REACH, a program led by the Institute for Family Health, invites you to our free virtual community conference:

Racism and Our Families' Health: Connecting the Dots


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Addressing Needs of African Americans in 
an Opioid Epidemic During COVID-19
Generational and Cultural Implications in the Provision of MAT Services: Avenues to increase engagement and retention in African American communities.
Developed and presented by Richard Ayala MSW, NCAC-I, CADC-II, ACRPS, SAP


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