News & Alerts
The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information on mental health and consumer issues. In an effort to keep you informed and to respond to your needs, we update our Web site regularly. Look here first to find the latest additions to our site.
Updated report of programs to train and certify peer specialists across the country. Compiled by the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health.
Kaufman, L., Brooks, W., Bellinger, J., Steinley-Bumgarner, M., & Stevens-Manser, S. 2014.
View the document on the Web - http://sites.utexas.edu/mental-health-institute/files/2014/07/Peer-Specialist-Training-and-Certification-Programs-A-National-Overview-2014-Update.pdf - or download it below.
Free Webinar 15: Emerging Roles in Peer Support – Supporting Employment and Educational Recovery
Learn more here: http://inaops.org/free-webinar-series/ or scroll down.
Sept. 26, 2014 – Noon-1 p.m. EDT
(11 a.m. – Noon CDT, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. MDT, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. PDT)
Presenter: Lyn Legere
Lyn, a nationally known presenter and consultant, has collaborated on the development of several curricula aimed at increasing peoples’ awareness and confidence in supporting this important area of recovery.
Join Lyn Legere this Friday as she explores important emerging roles for peer supporters. Supported employment and education is rapidly gaining attention as systems transform to a recovery orientation.
Lyn’s presentations are always fascinating, informative and full of good humor.
To join the webinar:
- Click the link to access the webinar: https://optum.webex.com/optum/j.php?MTID=m16d6b2eec868728090ab58e2aca291a3
(If requested, enter your name and email address.)
- Click “Join”. (If the “join” button does not turn green when you first access the page, you may have to wait a few minutes and then refresh your screen).
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Alternatively, you can call US\Canada: 1-763-957-6300
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Mad In America's International Film Festival will be held October 9-12!
Below is a letter from Laura Delano, festival organizer:
Dear friend of Mad in America,
As you may know, MIA is putting on an International Film Festival from Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. We are hoping to spread the word far and wide to people across and beyond the United States, especially those who need time to make travel arrangements, and we are reaching out to you to help get the word out.
You will find two attachments below about MIA’s Film Fest—one, a simple flyer with basic details, and the other, a more detailed letter. If you could find the time to forward these attachments to any relevant listserves and networks you’re connected to, as well as to any colleagues, clients, or friends who you think might be interested in attending, we would be greatly appreciative!
We are eager to bring together a broad, international audience of people committed to rethinking psychiatry along with our growing list of Festival speakers from across the United States, England, Iceland, Sweden, and Canada. With four days of films, talks, panels, two live performances, and fun, lively social events, our Festival promises to be an informative and engaging event. We are hoping you will help us get the word out about it. We also hope you’ll attend! For more information on tickets, lodging, travel, and how to support our Festival, please check out our website.
Thank you for your continued support of Mad in America, and for all the important work you do. We hope to see you this fall in Arlington!
Mad in America's International Film Festival
October 9th-12th, 2014
Regent Theatre, Arlington, Massachusetts, USA