November 2009 Newsletter
Note from the Director
I am delighted to offer the new National Coalition Newsletter (NCN) to the
nearly 2,000 people on our email list. We are growing stronger and larger every
day and we want YOU to join us. May your day, week and year be filled with
light, love and learning. And may healthcare reform be a giant step forward in
meeting our real needs.
Certification in Emotional CPR (eCPR) Launched in the U.S.
NEW! National Coalition individual memberships now available
Our 4th Annual Open NCMHR Meeting was held Oct. 29 in Omaha, Nebraska.
NCMHR policy statement on alternatives to force and coercion
In Other News...
Poverty and disability greatly correlated
Protesters’ secret: they’re out there because it makes them happier
The National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC) develops trauma-informed environments across the spectrum of public health programs, integrating peers and providers in all aspects of planning, training, and development. This year, NCTIC will take the next step in facilitating the creation and delivery of trauma-informed services by focusing on the broad, systemic transformation of public health systems. Click here to learn more about NCTIC or join their listserv.
New Report: Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental
Activist and advocate Celia Brown opens a dialogue with the public via her interview on Women's Radio. She promotes the value of choice in mental health treatment. Click here to listen to the show.
Mindfreedom Radio - Saturday, November 14, 2pm EST (11am PST): JIM GOTTSTEIN is an attorney, activist and psychiatric survivor will be the guest on the next MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Web Radio show. Host is MindFreedom's director, psychiatric survivor DAVID W. OAKS. Listen and call in live. For complete details, click here.
Regional Consumer/Survivor Meeting - December 2, 2009: The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is convening a Regional Consumer/Survivor Meeting at the Omni Parker House. All are invited to participate but the focus of the meeting will be on the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Seating is limited for the 1-day meeting and will be on a first-to-register basis. Click here for additional information and to register.
Can Truong seeks to develop networking opportunities for Asian American peer advocates. Email Can if you want to be on his networking list at or call (937) 430-9676.
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