Hope Rising for Suicide Prevention Virtual Summit

Hope Rising is a global suicide prevention summit for people impacted by suicide and those who would like to help prevent it. This inspirational event will provide information, resources and opportunities for collaboration, that will enhance suicide prevention and wellness around the world. Hope Rising will feature some of the most uplifting and inspirational speakers…

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Angst – Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

In observance of Suicide Prevention Week and Month, the County of Santa Clara Suicide Prevention Program will host a virtual screening and discussion panel of Angst. This documentary film tells the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found…

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Mental Health Services Act Showcase Seminar

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is hosting two Showcases of exemplary Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs. The MHSA Showcase is an opportunity to prominently feature successful MHSA-funded programs and increase information sharing across counties and mental health plans. The Showcase presentation will highlight programs that serve unique populations. Wednesday, September 30, 9:00…

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NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 2020

NAMI Santa Clara County, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is hosting NAMIWalks Your Way Silicon Valley on October 10th from 10:00-11:00 AM. Every year since 2016, NAMIWalks entertained over 1,200 visitors for a 5k at Guadalupe Park in San Jose, CA. It is a day to celebrate the milestones in mental health, the lives we’ve lost to…

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DACA Teens Mental Wellness Training Workshop for Dreamers

The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) is providing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with the Date Un Respiro online SKY Breathing workshop at no cost, now through October 2020. SKY Breathing is an evidence-based technique which uses specific rhythms of the breath to quickly and easily eliminate stress, revitalize the nervous system, and bring greater clarity and…

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9-8-8 Passes Congress – We Did It!

We did it! The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. This bill is an important step to making 9-8-8, a nationwide three-digit dialing code for mental health crises and suicide prevention, operational. It passed the Senate earlier this year and will now go to the…

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Family Acceptance Project Training for Providers

Family Acceptance Projects helps families to promote well-being & reduce health risks for LGBTQ Children & Youth. This one-day FREE training is for Santa Clara County providers who work in behavioral health, health care, school-based, out-of-home and faith based settings. Fall 2020 Dates: Tuesday October 27th or Monday November 23rd Time: 9:00 am – 4:30…

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Building an Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities by Project Hired

Building an Inclusive Workplace for People with Disabilities Hiring people with disabilities is a unique process. Employers have to evaluate their strengths and have an open mind. Do not make conclusions about candidates with disabilities by their first impressions. People with the same disabilities does not mean they have the same characteristics. Employers should handle…

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The Effects of Racial Trauma on Mental Health As Captured On TV And Media

The Effects of Racial Trauma on Mental Health in the Context of Multiple Harrowing Deaths Captured on TV and Media   “The Black/African American community has reached their breaking point with the narrative that Black lives are disposable.” Racial tension is once again at an all-time high in the U.S. Many people have asked, “Why…

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