OMHSAS Mental Health Planning Council Meeting
June 6, 2013 – The meeting will be all day individual committee sessions from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
DGS Annex Complex – (former Harrisburg State Hospital), Harrisburg, PA.
Children’s Committee – Beechmont Building, room 145 (building 32)
Adult Committee – Chapel (building 15)
Older Adult Committee – Clothes Tree (building 36)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Practitioner Orientation Training
Presented by PAPRS (Pennsylvania Association Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services)
This training is for individuals who are employed, or expect to be employed, in programs licensed by DPW/OMHSAS to provide Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS) and is authorized by DPW/OMHSAS to satisfy the mandatory requirement of current Standards for licensing PRS as well as the expectation of the Proposed PRS Regulations for 12 Hour PRS Orientation Training.
June 13 and 14 in Lewistown, register by June 2 – Details and Registration
WRAP Webinar Presented by Mary Ellen Copeland
Join author, educator and mental health advocate, Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, as she takes us through a basic overview of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan. WRAP has become the cornerstone of mental health, addictions and whole health programs in all kinds of facilities including state wide mental health agencies, the Veterans Administration, hospitals, schools, health care agencies, organizations, prisons and jails. The presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session. This webinar is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn more about WRAP or refresh their understanding of WRAP either for themselves or to support others.
May 30, 2013, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Registration
Webinar: How the White Mountain Apache Tribe Addressed Youth Suicide
This presentation is part of the Healthy People 2020 feature “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?” LEARN MORE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH LEADING INDICATOR PROJECT
The 45-minute session will provide an overview of the Mental Health Leading Health Indicator (LHI), one of 12 LHI topics released by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The event will also highlight one program’s success around suicide prevention in a Tribal community.
The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases. Combined with the serious impact on physical health, mental health disorders can have harmful and long-lasting effects not only on those living with the disorders, but also on their loved ones and communities. This is a particularly important issue among American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Youth suicide rates in these communities are disproportionately higher than the national average. Join the “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?” webinar on May 23 as experts discuss the issue of mental illness. The webinar will be led by Dr. Don Wright, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and will feature the success of the White Mountain Apache tribe in using data-driven decisions and interventions to address youth suicide.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm
New PSA Campaign Unveiled by SAMHSA – “Talk. They Hear You”
“Talk. They Hear You.” equips parents and caregivers with the tools and information they need to start talking with children as young as 9 years old about the dangers of alcohol. The campaign’s TV, radio, and print public service announcements (PSAs) in English and Spanish feature parents “seizing the moment” to talk with their children about alcohol while preparing dinner or doing chores together. By modeling behaviors in these PSAs, parents can discover the many “natural” opportunities for initiating the conversation about alcohol with their children. Visit the “TALK. THEY HEAR YOU” WEBSITE.
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities – Pennsylvania Suicide Prevention Conference: “Suicide Prevention: Creating Healthy Communities”
October 16 & 17, 2013 at the Ramada Inn, State College.
Deadline for Reservations: September 6, 2013
The Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition and the PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative are looking for sponsors and exhibitors for the PA Suicide Prevention Conference this October. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your product, service, agency, etc. in front of hundreds of professionals, task force members, volunteers, and survivors from across Pennsylvania. All sponsors and exhibitors will be highlighted on the Coalition’s website and Facebook as well as the PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative’s website.
Save the Date
Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Symposiums for Clinical Strategies and Program Models for Working with High-Risk Youth
Attached is a “save the date” flyer about a symposium on behavioral health and primary care being held at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. This symposium is co-sponsored by the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant and the STAR center in Pittsburgh. In addition to the location in Philadelphia, the event will be web cast which offers creative opportunities for viewing around the state and beyond. Please distribute this to those who might be interested.
September 12, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm