Our friends at Sound Mind recently launched a new podcast series called Going There with Consequence of Sound. Hosted by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Mike, the weekly series aims to create a safe space for musicians and creatives to have honest, healthy conversations about mental health. Each episode covers artists’ experiences dealing with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and addiction. The goal is to de-stigmatize these topics and amplify awareness of mental health. Check out the latest episode where Samuel T. Herring from Future Islands talks about living with depression and addiction.
NAMI MONTGOMERY COUNTY PA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE SCREENING OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTARIES:
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More than 2 billion people have smartphones today. And we check our phones on average an incredible 150 times every day. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways – but what is the cost of our dependence, and our children’s reliance, on screens? LIKE reveals the true effects of technology on the brain and uncovers the impact social media can have on our lives. The film’s mission is to educate, inform and inspire people to effectively self-regulate their screen time. The LIKE screening will be followed by an informative panel discussion featuring local experts.
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The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change. When we look in the mirror we sometimes say things to ourselves we would never say to someone else. Are we bullying ourselves? When we treat ourselves well we model for others how we want to be treated and how others should treat themselves. It has to start with us. The Upstanders will provide resources, tools, and hope. As well as access to well established anti-bullying school programs already making a difference. The UPSTANDERS screening will be followed by an informative panel discussion featuring local experts.
- Abington/Lansdale Roommate Matching Event: 10 to 11:30 am
- Norristown/Bryn Mawr Roommate Matching Event: 12 to 1:30 pm
- Pottstown Roommate Matching Event: 2 to 3:30 pm
New Virtual Mental Health First Aid Classes
The SE Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office is offering virtual Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses.
NEW! EVENING MEETING FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY CSP
January 21, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Montgomery County CSP committee is starting an evening meeting, so that people who are unable to make the daytime monthly CSP meeting can participate. This meeting, like the daytime meeting, will be held on Zoom, on the third Thursday of the month, at 6:30pm. A recording of the guest speaker from the daytime meeting will be shared, and at least one member of the CSP Executive Committee will attend both meetings to ensure that information is shared. Minutes will be taken at the evening meeting and feedback on issues that are discussed will be shared along with the information from the daytime meeting.
The Guest Speaker at CSP this month will be Erin Lewis, from the Office of Mental Health, who will talk about the Suicide Prevention Task Force, Transition Age Youth programs, and Psych Rehabilitation programs. We’ll show a recording of her presentation at the evening meeting, and if there are questions, we’ll be able to send them to Erin the next day.
This is a good opportunity to have your voice be heard – Vera Zanders, the Deputy Administrator for Adult Mental Health for Montgomery County, attended the December CSP meeting to talk to the committee about how seriously the county and Magellan takes feedback from CSP. Suggestions and feedback from CSP members are considered and directly incorporated into plans and implementation of programs and initiatives in Montgomery County. The CSP committee is establishing this evening meeting to enable more people, from more diverse backgrounds, to participate. Every stakeholder in the Montgomery County mental health system is welcome to attend. More about CSP can be found at our website: www.montcopacsp.org.
There is no advance registration. The Zoom meeting information is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87307355682?pwd=Nm5sY2lNRThIdWZTdm4xMVQrM3dTdz09
Meeting ID: 873 0735 5682
By phone: 1 301 715 8592 US
Register for the Conference!
Join participants from across the country for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Closing the Gap: Prioritizing the Needs of Traumatized Youth. The conference is taking place virtually on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Register here.
The pandemic has left young people feeling higher levels of stress and anxiety. But the impact varies depending on background, experience, and whether a young person has a history of trauma. This conference will examine the intersection between the pandemic and complex trauma, and the role trauma plays in rising suicide rates among marginalized youth.