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Celebrating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar and Twitter Chat

Posted: July 11, 2014

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. We come together this time of year to build awareness of the importance of mental health and supports in every community. This year the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED) are partnering with Mental Health Social Media Chat to bring you a Twitter chat and a Celebration Webinar. 

The Webinar and Twitter Chat are Over but You Can Still Get Involved

Celebration Webinar -- Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

This year a panel of inspiring presenters share unique perspectives on mental health in minority communities. Through their experience, passion and impactful work, you will have an opportunity to learn how they are bridging the gaps in access to culturally competent care and support. Join us to celebrate, get inspired and share your story of hope. Download the slide handout (pdf). Watch the webinar recording.

Speakers

  • Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Philadelphia, PA  
  • Elicia Goodsoldier, Case Manager, Foothills United Way, Boulder Long Term Flood Recovery and NAMI Colorado Board Member
  • Melody Moezzi, award-winning author and attorney

Twitter chat -- Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:00 am - 12 pm ET

The Twitter was moderated by Melody Moezzi and included a discussion around her most recent book -- Haldol & Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life. Melody is an Iranian-American Muslim writer, attorney and award-winning author. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, and her writings have appeared in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and other outlets. She has also appeared on NPR, BBC, CNN and other programs. View the transcript of the Twitter chat.



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