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2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

No More Martyrs is pleased to present the 2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  

African-American, Latino, Asian, LGBT and Native American speakers have been invited to share their perspectives on what it means to provide culturally responsive care and services.  

This special event will take place at the

Birmingham-Southern College

on July 18, 2019 with pre-summit training available on July 17th.

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Join us for this exciting event. There are two convenient registration options.

(1) Participants can register online at:

www.2019-Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Summit.eventbrite.com

(2) Participants can complete a registration form and mail it with a check or money order.

Click here for a registration form

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit is a unique national event that focuses on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care and advocacy.

The summit is open to the public and scheduled for July 18, 2019. CEU credits are available for attending the Summit as well as through pre-summit training offered on July 17, 2019.

The theme of this year's event is:

Our Voices, Ourselves - Storytelling and Mental Health Advocacy

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Who Should Attend

This event focuses on collaborative conversations about improving quality of mental care and dismantling stigma for minority populations. Target audiences include licensed mental health counselors, university students with interest in mental health, non-profit professionals, social workers, nurses, educators, consumers (and loved ones), mental health advocates, community health organizers and religious leaders.

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Tentative Summit Schedule

A tentative summit schedule will be posted soon. To view a copy of the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit outline, CLICK HERE.

2019 Summit Speakers

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered as a Pre-Summit Training on July 17, 2019. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to somone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Mental Health First Aid Training: July 17, 2019 from 8:30am - 5:00pm at Birmingham-Southern College.

Instructors: Nadia M. Richardson and Kim Crockett

Click here for more information about Mental Health First Aid

Click here to register for Mental Health First Aid

CEU Training

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Six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available by attending the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit. Additional CEUs are available through three Pre-Summit trainings scheduled for July 17, 2019.

To participate, please select one of the trainings listed below:

1. Equity and Transformation as Strategies for Healing Centered Engagement

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm) - 6 NBCC CEUs

Instructors: Ahmad Abojaradeh, Life in My Days, Inc. and Herbert Wilkerson, ALC, JSOCC

Click here for a full description - Ahmad Abojaradeh and Herbert Wilkerson

Click here to register online - Equity and Transformation as Strategies for Healing Centered Engagement

2. Storytelling as a Strategy for Recovery and Restoration

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (8:30am - 12:30pm) - 3.50 NBCC CEUs

Instructors: Salaam Green, Literary Healing Arts Foundation and Danna Perdue-Melton, M.Ed., ALC

Click here for a full description - Salaam Green and Danna Perdue

Click here to register online - Storytelling as a Strategy for Recovery and Restoration

3. Serving TGNC and LGBQ Communities Effectively

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (12:30pm - 4:30pm) - 3.50 NBCC CEUs

Instructors: Quentin Bell, TKO Society, Inc. and Stephan Mambazo, LICSW

Click here for a full description - Quentin Bell and Stephan Mambazo

Click here to register online - Serving TGNC and LGBQ Communities Effectively

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EXPAND YOUR VISIT TO ALABAMA

Join No More Martyrs as we culminate this year's summit with a visit on Friday, July 19, 2019 to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church located in Birmingham, Alabama as well as the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. During this trip, conversations regarding racial trauma and mental health will be led by mental health advocates and licensed mental health professionals.

Tickets are $75 (plus online processing fee). Price includes:

- Lunch and snacks

- Admission to all museums

- Roundtrip Transportation from Birmingham to Montgomery

*Charterbus services provided by Thrasher Brothers Trailways*

Questions? Contact Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org.

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For those traveling into Birmingham, Alabama:

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212

www.flybirmingham.com

Click here for a list of Suggested Hotels

Questions / Linguistic Accommodations / Dietary Restrictions

For additional information, contact No More Martyrs at Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-2837

Letter of Support

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Do you need an excused absence from work to attend the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit? Click the link below for a letter of support to provide to your supervisor. This document can be used as supportive material to provide employers as justification for attending this important event.

Click here for a Letter of Support

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Birmingham-Southern College

www.bsc.edu

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As a sponsor of the 2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, your organization, company or institution has a wonderful opportunity to make participants aware of your committment to encouraging the overall wellness of Alabama and beyond. No More Martyrs welcomes all levels of support and appreciates your consideration for supporting the success of this year's event.

Click here for an official Sponsorship Form

Learn more about the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

Given the number of mental health facilities that have closed around the world and the increasing diversity of patients, the need for culturally competent mental health services is essential to improving care. National research finds that minority groups are less likely to have access to mental health services and more likely to receive lower quality care. Growing evidence points to a need for culturally responsive interventions that increase quality and access to mental health services and dismantle stigma that persists in minority populations. 

No More Martyrs hosts the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit each year to showcase the unique perspectives of diverse mental health providers, consumers, caregivers and community members. A diverse array of speakers are invited to share their perspectives on culturally responsive care and services.  

2018 Summit Highlights

For highlights of the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, CLICK HERE.  

2018 Summit Schedule

To view a copy of the schedule for the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, CLICK HERE.  

For additional information, contact No More Martyrs at Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-283