Weekly Wrap-Up

May is Mental Health Month!

This year's theme, #Tools2Thrive, explores practical tools that everyone can use to improve their #mentalhealth and increase resiliency. Learn more and download the free #mentalhealthmonth toolkit here

What To Say (And Not Say) To Someone Who's Grieving During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Helpful advice from experts on how to help someone who's recently bereaved.

We're Raising 10,000 Hours of Free Therapy for Women of Color
DRK Beauty Healing officially launched on May 15, 2020. As a part of this first phase of the initiative, we are asking clinicians across America to donate 10+ hours of therapy hours (pro bono). If you are a clinician, please consider donating hours.

Ring the Alarm

The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America

A Report to Congress from The Congressional Black Caucus
Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health


Volunteers Needed for Research and Evaluation Committee 

On behalf of Dr. Itai Danovitch and Mr. Ken Berrick, members of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and Chair and Vice-Chair of the Commission's Research and Evaluation Committee, we invite individuals with expertise in research and evaluation to apply to serve on the MHSOAC's Research and Evaluation Committee. The Committee will help to establish a research agenda to advance the MHSOAC's strategic plan and provide guidance to the Commission's evaluation activities. 

The Muslim Youth Hopeline
Amala Hopeline aims to provide an accessible, confidential, culturally competent means of peer counseling and resource referral for American Muslim Youth.

California Peer-Run Warm Line
We are here for you 24/7!

Virtual Events

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Latinx & Mental Health
with Mental Health Advocates,
Juan Acosta & Dailyn Santana

Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Discussion with Peer Recovery Agencies from
Across the Nation including
Sally Zinman from CAMHPRO

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Public Convening on Workplace Mental Health

In order to guide organizations and workers in this unprecedented era, the Mental Health Services Accountability and Oversight Commission and One Mind at Work are convening employers, employees and subject matter experts from the labor, healthcare and education fields with the goal of discussing workplace mental health in California and developing a framework for voluntary standards for promoting mental health and wellness in the workplace.
We are pleased to invite you to attend this public convening on workplace mental health. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convening will take place virtually from 10am to 12pm PST on May 27, 2020, over Zoom videoconference.   


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