This NNED Network in Action Forum call that took place on July 28, 2010, is the second of a two-part series featuring efforts taking place in communities across the nation to celebrate Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (view the recording of Part I). This call focused on the Asian American, African American, and LGBT communities. Speakers provided both a national overview of the efforts taking place to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among minorities and focused on local efforts in New Jersey and California. To learn what other communities are doing and see how you too can celebrate this important month, download presentation slides from the webinar below.
DJ Ida | Executive Director, NAAPIMHA
Dr. D.J. Ida has over thirty
Kavoos Bassiri | President and CEO, Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc.
Kavoos G. Bassiri is President & CEO of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS), a private non-profit mental health agency in San Francisco. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Group Psychotherapist with over two decades of clinical and administrative experience in the field of mental health. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine and maintains a private psychotherapy & consultation practice.
Kathy Wright | Executive Director, New Jersey Parents’ Caucus
Kathy Wright’s experience as an advocate, mental health professional, educator
Caitlin Ryan | Project Director, Family Acceptance Project
Caitlin Ryan is the Director of the Family Acceptance Project.™ Caitlin is a clinical social worker who has worked on LGBT health and mental health since the 1970s, and AIDS since 1982. She received her clinical training with children and adolescents at Smith College School for Social Work in inpatient and community mental health programs
** This webinar was offered in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Multicultural Action Center, National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, National Latino Behavioral Health Association, First Nations Behavioral Health Association, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, and the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health. **