Thursday, May 4 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 midnight
Multi-day Event
Veterans (Veterans Behavioral ...

Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is excited to announce the first Veterans Court Advocacy and Mentoring Program (VCAMP) for 2017. We welcome veterans from across the state to join us May 3rd through 5th at the Harris Center for a three-day conference. We will focus on training veterans to be volunteer Veteran Court Mentors, provide behavioral health education, and innovative tools and technical assistance to develop local Mentoring Programs and increase the capacity of existing veterans treatment court serving justice-involved veterans. Training topics include suicide prevention and intervention, strategic planning, family resiliency, substance abuse, domestic violence awareness, resource coordination, and mindfulness.

A critical element in a veteran’s life-long recovery process is the positive influence of friendship and support from a fellow veteran who has experienced full rehabilitation. The bond of shared experiences creates a connecting factor between the mentor and mentee. There is no substitute for the knowledge that someone with whom they identify has navigated the uncertain path of recovery.

Prior to attending VCAMP, individuals must be endorsed by a Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Volunteer Coordinator and completed MVPN Basic Training. If you have not completed the training, please do so before May by connecting with your local Peer Services Coordinator. If you do not know your Peer Services Coordinator, you can find them at www.milvetpeer.net. For VCAMP, Volunteer Coordinators act as the liaison between individuals and the training organization, in conjunction with MHA, to organize training logistics. MVPN Volunteer Coordinators are responsible for arranging travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the training. Following completion of the training process, MHA of Greater Houston will send a completion roster to TexVet, which serves as an official notification of mentorship.

For more information, contact T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health,tkiel@mhahouston.org, 713-523-8963 x235 or Rebecca Fowler, Coordinator, Advocacy & Veterans Behavioral Health, rfowler@mhahouston.org, 713- 523-8963 x 425.

9:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.
Training Opportunities

In just eight enjoyable sessions, the Workplace Wellness program aims to help individuals make a difference to their lives. 

With the help of engaging evidence-based resources and expert guidance at each session, participants learn how to understand their feelings when they feel low, worried/stressed or hopeless, and will discover skills that will help them tackle problems at work as well as their wider life.

Eight friendly sessions

Sessions 1: Understanding physical and emotional functioning

Session 2: Noticing and changing unhelpful behaviors

Session 3: Managing your mind and perspective (s)

Session 4: Overcoming stress at work and home

Session 5: Building personal development practices

Session 6: Problem-solving time and output demands

Session 7: Enhancing interactions and interpersonal relationships

Session 8: Sustaining engagement and support

 

Each session will be held every Thursday starting on April 6, 2017, at 9:30am-10:30 am

Mental Health America of Greater Houston

2211 Norfolk, Suite 810

Houston, Texas 77098

 

Free weekly sessions - Light refreshments

 

For questions contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education & Outreach at tross@mhahouston.org

 


 

11:45 a.m.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 11:45 a.m.
School (School Behavioral ...

 

Please join us for our May meeting of the Center for School Behavioral Health Collaborative. Specific program details TBD 

The Center works collaboratively with school districts, public and nonprofit child-serving organizations, institutions of higher learning, community stakeholders including advocacy groups, students and parents to develop and implement projects and policies that promote the well-being of school-age children, prevent the downward trajectory of untreated behavioral health concerns, and appropriately address the needs of children with behavioral disorders, as well as the needs of children that have experienced trauma. The Center promotes participatory research to incubate innovative models addressing the behavioral health needs of school-age children in an integrated manner, and advocates for the implementation of sensible public and school policies to close gaps in services and eliminate constraints that exacerbate the behavioral health needs of students.

For more information, contact The Center for School Behavioral Health at MHA of Greater Houston, contact Janet Pozmantier, Director at jpozmantier@mhahouston.org

12 a.m.
Monday, May 1, 2017 midnight
Multi-day Event
Public Awareness and ...

This week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children’s mental health movement! Organized by National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

12 a.m.
Monday, May 1, 2017 midnight
Multi-day Event
Public Awareness and ...

For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the
observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local
events and screenings.
5 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 5 p.m.
Public Awareness and ...

The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston and Nick Finnegan Counseling Center invite you to celebrate Children's Mental Health Day at our 2017 #HTXMentalHealth Children's Art Contest Awards Program, Reception and Gallery Exhibit.

 

May 4, 2017

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004

A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

RSVP By May 2nd:  https://tinyurl.com/ChildrensMHDayAwards

 

We will honor children ages 5-14 from throughout the Greater Houston region who tapped into their creativity to share their expression and understanding of mental health through art using the theme, "HOW I FEEL ABOUT MYSELF!".

 

This year's event highlights a gallery of select work by nearly 100 youth from public and private schools, Girl Scouts, art schools, home school programs and child-serving organizations.

 

We will recognize six youth artists whose art best reflects the theme with an award plus prizes from partnering art and family entertainment venues.

 

Additionally, one artist will receive a scholarship to attend the Glassell Junior School | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the event.

 

LEVEL 1: 5-7 YEAR OLDS

Nikko Arceneaux,“The Path to My Happy Place,” W.I.D.E. School, Fort Bend

David Li, “My Wonderful World,” Condit Elementary, Houston ISD

 

LEVEL 2: 8-10 YEAR OLDS

Karis Lee, “Running Away,” Cornerstone Elementary, Fort Bend ISD

Amanda Li, “Painted Feelings,” Hanjie Arts Center, Fort Bend County

 

LEVEL 3: 11-14 YEAR OLDS

Aishwarya Sastry, “I Am Learning,” Girl Scout Troop 19352, Fort Bend County

Stephanie Batun, “Time, Growth and Healing,” Lawson Middle School, Houston ISD

 

In addition to our artists, we are also recognizing individuals and/or organizations that are making a difference in the area of children's mental health.