Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Are you thinking about killing yourself? Pardon me for speaking so forwardly. It’s my responsibility to ask that question and make sure you’re OK, or get the professional help you need. Of all the lessons I learned in a day spent last week getting certified in Mental Health First Aid, in a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene classroom energized by eager […] The post Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends MH1stAid Are you thinking about killing yourself? Pardon me for speaking so forwardly. It’s my responsibility to ask that question and make sure you’re OK, or get the professional help you need. Of all the lessons I learned in a day spent last week getting certified in Mental Health First Aid, in a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene classroom energized by eager […] The post Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Chirlane ​McCray wants to train New Yorkers in what’s called “mental-health first aid.”​ Chirlane McCray is one of those public figures whose life stories seem almost designed to fascinate us. She is a poet, a social-justice advocate, a founding member of the iconic black feminist group the Combahee River Collective, and once identified as a radical lesbian, writing fearlessly about homosexuality in Essence magazine at […] The post Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health MH1stAid Chirlane ​McCray wants to train New Yorkers in what’s called “mental-health first aid.”​ Chirlane McCray is one of those public figures whose life stories seem almost designed to fascinate us. She is a poet, a social-justice advocate, a founding member of the iconic black feminist group the Combahee River Collective, and once identified as a radical lesbian, writing fearlessly about homosexuality in Essence magazine at […] The post Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor

I wanted to share the following with you from On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646). Introduced and championed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the bill now heads to the House floor where it awaits consideration from the full chamber. According to reports, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) aims to bring the bill up for a vote by […] The post Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor by June 16, 2016 Michael Petruzzelli @ The National Council Key provisions of the amended Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act include: IMD Exclusion – HIPAA – Parity – Grant Programs – Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) – Assistant Secretary for Mental Health – SAMHSA Strategic Plan –  

CLEAR Warm Line 800 945 1355

CLEAR Warm Line 800 945 1355 The CLEAR Warm Line is for individuals with a mental illness who want to talk with someone who shares personal experience coping with mental health issues. When you need someone to listen or need to feel heard, please call. We are here for you without judgment to provide support! Peer Operators are available to take your call from 4:00pm – 10:00pm, 7 days per week *To ensure you are getting the help you need, please note that we are NOT a crisis hotline!

Florida pilot program to coordinate mental health services

Florida pilot program to coordinate mental health services BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS •   OCTOBER 29, 2015 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – State officials are launching a pilot program aimed at better coordinating mental health services. Broward County is the first of three communities in the pilot program ordered by Gov. Rick Scott and administered by the Department of Children and Families. The goal is to create a statewide model for a coordinated system for behavioral health services. State officials say the current system is too fragmented. DCF recently hosted a planning meeting in Broward County and created a local committee to lead the efforts, which will focus primarily on criminal justice diversion efforts. The committee is charged with assessing the current system, identifying goals and recommending models for coordinated care and refinements to the budget process. Republished via: COPYRIGHT 2014 FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY http://www.winknews.com/2015/10/29/florida-pilot-program-to-coordinate-mental-health-services/

We Feeling A Little Paranoid

(update – Feb 2015 for some unknown reason my image won’t show up any more…it making me Feel A Little Paranoid) As part of my “symptoms” living with bipolar disorder in the host of other gifts. Paranoia at one time ruled the roost for quite a while. While mild to some degree it definitely did not go unnoticed within my family Circle. Now I say that it wasn’t paranoia but instead just “best practices” when it comes to safety.  Tearing up documents removing my name in the family name and children’s names from different items that were being thrown away or shared with other people. Try to make it a habit to turn off my modem at night so the Wi-Fi was and always working. Then this morning I woke up and I discovered this the FBI has a modem in my neighborhood. Should I click it? Why is my router picking a up FBI surveillance Wi-Fi in my neighborhood?  It’s a sure way to make anyone feel a little paranoid… Truth be told I looked out my window!  Was I feeling guilty, paranoid or just curious? I believe it was a little of all three! Peter Ambassador Chato Stewart ——————–ad A new, full service treatment center brings a European touch to Florida. The London Treatment Center is now accepting new patients for holistic out-patient drug and alcohol treatment.