Weekly Wrap-Up
October 16, 2020

Special Announcement

Brandon Leake Announced as Keynote Speaker

America's Got Talent 2020 Winner and 
First Ever Spoken Word Artist

Spoken word poet, artistic educator, motivational speaker and founder/CEO of "Called To Move" Brandon Leake will be the headline speaker at the 2020 Mental Health Matters Day, which is being held virtually November 10, 2020.

Be sure to Register Now to reserve your spot.

Click Here to Download the MHMD Flyer


Yes on Prop 25
 MHAC's President & CEO, Heidi Strunk, participates in Prop 25 Community Forum

MHAC is grateful to SEIU Local 2015 for organizing the event and Assemblymember Bonta, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Anti-Recidivism Coalition and A New Way of Life for the collaboration. 

Click here to listen to the forum and learn more about why you should vote YES on Prop 25! 

Peer Assisted Relief Through Networks of Empathetic Resources and Supports (PARTNERS) Act
The PARTNERS Act establishes a National Peer Support Warmline Program, creating a single, toll-free telephone number for people across the United States to call when experiencing mental health distress, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, or grief. Callers would be connected to a peer to receive empathetic support and resource referrals.

Virtual Event

Still Time to Register!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Webinar: Addressing Implicit Bias in Organizational Structures
Research shows that African Americans, Latinos and other historically marginalized communities, continue to face disproportionate challenges within organizational processes and practices, from hiring practices, to supervision and evaluation. These processes have been proven to be impacted by the systemic inequity within the policies themselves, as well as the individual bias of application. Often these biases, rooted in systemic racism, can impact prejudicial behaviors, such as microaggressions and inequitable decision making related to staff of color causing trauma and moral injury.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
8:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Webinar: Mindfully Managing Family Burnout
Featuring speakers:
  • Brett Patterson, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Founder-Progressive Interventions
  • Hayley Goldberg, MFT Parent Educator & Coach, Founder-Heart of Connecting
  • Renata Ururahy MS, CBP Body-Mind Therapist, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
  • Mara James, BA Founder & CEO Extraordinary Lives Foundation 


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