Webinar: Psychiatric Advance Directives

Psychiatric Advance Directives - Concept to Practice: A Virginia Case Study 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time 

(11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific; noon to 1:30 p.m. Mountain; and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Central)

This online webinar will discuss how advance directives have evolved over the last several decades to become much more holistic tools that can contribute to wellness and recovery. We will also address how legislative changes in Virginia served as a springboard for a statewide effort to implement advance directives into routine mental health care practice. The project has led to many lessons in how to implement advance directives, which bridge communication gaps, coordinate care across providers, and strengthen health care recipients' voices in their care.


The History of Peer Support

When and where did peer support begin?
How did it develop in the U.S.

These are just two of the many questions that will be addressed by Larry Davidson, Ph.D., Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health at Yale University. Davidson, a person with lived experience, is more than a casual historian and his presentations on this topic have captured the attention of audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad

This is a presentation no one in the mental health or addictions fields will want to miss! Davidson’s presentations are never “dry” and his expert knowledge brings to life important aspects of peer support. You will be able to use the “chat” function during the webinar to ask questions of the presenter or share your thoughts with other participants.

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015

Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern (starts at 11 a.m. Central, 10 a.m. Mountain, 9 a.m. Pacific)


Media Portrayals of Mental Illness

Twitter Chat on March 19 at 2 p.m. ET on “Media Portrayals of Mental Illness.” With special guest Mental Health America.


Webinar - You CAN Advocate: Overview of the Legal Rules (2015-04)

Date: April 9, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Contrary to popular myth, 501(c)(3) public charities can lobby. In this webinar, the second in our free advocacy series, we’ll provide an overview of what counts as lobbying…and how much you can legally do. This webinar is presented in support of the Stand for Your Mission campaign.


Webinar: Poverty and Mental Health


Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015 
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center
Poverty and Mental Health
Meeting Description: 

This webinar will focus on poverty and mental health. The speakers are well known in their field and will offer background on their personal and professional experiences as it relates to poverty and mental health. They will also discuss successful methods in supporting individuals and communities in relation to this issue.
AJ French, CRSS

AJ French serves as Executive Director of Sacred Creations, a statewide network with membership comprised entirely of persons living with mental health conditions.  She also works for Pathways to Promise, a national organization that provides technical assistance to faith communities regarding mental health.  Having previously experienced homelessness and unemployment caused primarily by mental health challenges, AJ fiercely advocates for economic justice and equality. 
Charles Willis CPS

Charles works for the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network and is a leader in the peer movement nationally. Charles is/or was involved in WRAP, WHAM, Double Trouble in Recovery, AA, NA, CA, Self-Directed Recovery Program in Georgia, AIDS Survival Project, Positive Impact and Atlanta Harm Reduction Program. Charles' first-hand experience of the topic of this webinar allows him to be the champion he is in the field.
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