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MENTAL HEALTH: POLICY, CLINICAL, AND SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS
Engaging Communities to Reduce the Mental Health Stigma

This colloquium series was developed to respond to the acceptance, healing, and supportive partnership between healthcare professionals, the faith and community-based contingency, clergy, mental health consumers, and policy makers to address parity of mental health diseases such as depression and bipolarism.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
  • Provide an overview of mental health and its relationship to spirituality and the relevancy in the faith-based, academic, clinical, and policy-making communities;
  • Discuss important health policy implications around mental health;
  • Discuss effective tools for clergy that enable them to assist in counseling for depression;
  • Encourage faith leadership to make information on faith-based prevention of suicide and depression available on request to practicing clergy; and
  • Understand the impact of health policy and legislation on the faith-based community as an integral service option in mental health.
March 23, 2009 at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia | >>Program | >>Resources


April 20, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana | >>Program | >>Resources

September 9, 2009 New York, New York | >>Program | >>Photos | >>Resources

November 5, 2009 Houston, Texas | >>Program | >>Resources

PROGRAM TOPICS

Mental Health: The Burden of Disease on Healthcare Disparities and Policy -
Implications for Parity in Health Care

Clinical Implications:
Understanding Depression and Bipolarism to Reduce the Stigma Associated with Mental Health

Policy and Community Partnerships for Improved Mental Health Outcomes -- A Panel Discussion

Endnote -- A Call to Action


PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Black Cardiologists*

Association of Black Health-Systems Pharmacists*

Black Nurses Association of Greater Houston

Black Psychiatrists of America*

City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services

City of New Orleans Health Department

CUNY - Lehman College, Department of Nursing*

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston (Texas)

The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression (Georgia)

Gateway to Care

Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association

Harlem Hospital Center

Hilton Publishing

Houston Association of Black Psychologists

Mental Health America of Georgia

Mental Health Association in New Jersey

Mental Health Association in New York State

The Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (Texas)

Mentoring in Medicine (New York)

Morehouse School of Medicine - Department of Medicine*

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Fort Bend

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Metropolitan Houston

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Texas

National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey

National Alliance on mental Illness of New York State

National Black Nurses Association*

New Orleans Medical Association

Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing (Texas)

Real Urban Counselors (Texas)

Texas Southern University - H.O.T.E.P Mental Health Pilot (Co-Sponsor)

The 1Joshua Group, LLC *

* represents national partners

This activity is sponsored by the National Black Nurses Foundation, Inc.
Funding provided by AstraZeneca, Inc. The New Orleans activity funded in part by Bristol-Myers Squibb, The 1Joshua Group, and NBNF.

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