National Wellness Week: Living Wellness - September 19–25, 2011
As part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA is launching the first National Wellness Week from September 19–25, 2011, to inspire individuals and organizations to get involved and take one step for wellness. The theme for this week is: Living Wellness. Please view the links above for a host of activities organized by National Coalition member organizations and others.
Wellness Works Initiative
As part of National Wellness Week, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and the consumer-run and consumer-supporter technical assistance centers—the National Empowerment Center, the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self Help Clearinghouse, the Peerlink Technical Assistance Center, the Café TA Center, and the NAMI STAR Center – collected submissions for creative work expressing what wellness means in your lives and for your communities. Please click here to experience the creative expressions of people with lived experience of recovery.
What does health reform mean for people in recovery from addiction, consumers of mental health services, and their families?
Wednesday, May 18, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), Faces & Voices of Recovery (Faces & Voices), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) jointly present a series of five Webinars to provide information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation in the states to state-based advocates from the mental health and addiction disorders consumer, recovery, and family communities.
Register now for the first Webinar, an overview of the Affordable Care Act and how it helps people with mental health and addiction disorders and their families. The Webinar will give advocates the tools they need to begin interacting effectively with state legislators, administrators, and others charged with development of mechanisms and regulations for implementation of ACA.
Alice Dembner, Deputy Policy Director, Community Catalyst
Carol McDaid, Capitol Decisions, Inc.
Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
The second Webinar in the series will cover state and local advocacy approaches to health reform implementation. It will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Please look for registration information for the June Webinar soon. This Webinar series is coordinated by Affirma Solutions, Inc., under a contract with SAMHSA. Click here for more information
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery is pleased to sponsor a teleconference: "Visionary C/S/X Leadership: Leaders who are Committed to Building Consensus, Community and Collaborations"
Wednesday Feb 16, 2011, 2 pm - 3 pm EST
The speakers have been asked to focus on an aspect of leadership that that they believe is essential for current and developing leaders. The National Coalition recognizes that C/S/X organizations and movements face some special challenges, but there are issues that are universal in developing as a leader. Click here for an audio recording of the teleconference and a handout.
Speaking Up and Speaking Out for Mental Health in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region: A Call to Action
On September 16, 2008, NCMHCSO brought together 150 consumer/survivors,
advocates, providers, and administrators from Washington, DC, Maryland, and
Virginia whose collective knowledge and experience resulted in a report that
highlights 6 goals with recommendations to transform mental health care in the
DC Metropolitan region.
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