Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Alumni Update: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

See below for an email from one of our CCJS alumni on a great opportunity coming up this week!


Hi Dr. Stickle!

I hope you're doing well and wrapping up the semester smoothly. I wanted to tell you about this event I have been working on because I thought it would be of interest to you, students in CCJS, and the work you do.

Next Thursday, May 4 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day in Washington, DC. It's this awesome event that I've played a part in getting together. Michael Phelps & Allison Schmitt are Honorary Chairpersons and Secretary Price will be attending. 

This year's theme is “Partnering for Help and Hope," which focuses on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth, and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders, as well as those who may experience chronic illness. 

The event will follow a talk show format featuring interactive panel discussions about understanding the connection between physical and behavioral health, and improving communication between primary care providers, behavioral health providers, youth and families.

The event itself actually sold out very quickly, but there is going to be a live webcast. During the event, viewers receive step-by-step instructions on how to share insights or submit questions for the panelists on Twitter using the hashtag #HeroesofHope or through the webcast messaging portal. 

Those who want to participate in the live webcast follow this link: 

I've loved working on this project and thought you'd be really interested in it so I wanted to pass it along. On the day of, SAMHSA is also releasing new data connecting conditions such as asthma, diabetes, bronchitis, and obesity in adolescent girls to behavioral health challenges. It's SO interesting. Let me know what you think!

I miss you! Hope you had an awesome year.


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