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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Oct
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01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Oct 27 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

AM – All Month – MHAW/M – Mental Health Awareness Week/Month – Events – Resources – Support Groups – Information – Monday Through Saturday @ Online Register for Details
Oct 27 all-day

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK/MONTH

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Runs From

October 3–9 and coincides with additional related events:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
  • Thursday Oct. 7: National Depression Screening Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: NAMIWalks United Day of Hope
  • Sunday Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day

SUPPORT GROUPS

Nurturing Positive Mental Health in Children,
Preteens and Teens

Thu, October 7, 2021 — Free Online Support Group

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT

If you are looking for ways to connect with your child before they become teenagers or adults who leave the nest, this is a great peer support session for you. Our expert, Therapist Associate, Karlyn Webb will share valuable insights on raising preteens and teens in the age of social media, a pandemic, and day-to-day life events. Join us for this important topic.

We will cover the following issues:

  • How is mental health defined as it relates to children and teens?
  • Warning signs that your child/teen may be struggling with their mental health.
  • Prevention — How to Nurture Positive Mental Health in Children and Teens.
  • How to Help Your Child/Teen Develop Healthy Coping Skills.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in support group discussion:

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the event

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Click HERE

SUPPORT GROUP

Social Media, Self-Esteem and Mental Health

led by Dr. Adam Assoian

Wed, October 6, 2021

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT — FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

We’ve all seen the funny memes of ‘Instagram vs. Reality’, but what these picture-perfect lifestyle images on social media often do to our emotional well-being and self-esteem is not funny at all. Join this very important peer support group session with Dr. Adam as he leads a group discussion on building self-esteem, resiliency, and prioritizing your mental health in the days of overwhelming social media influence.

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the meeting

REGISTER TO ATTEND

CLICK HERE

WEBINARS
Join Centre for Mental Health as we mark
World Mental Health Day

Free Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PDT

Join the Centre as we mark World Mental Health Day by putting the spotlight on mental health inequalities. A year on from our ground-breaking report Mental Health For All?, we look at the hard facts surrounding inequality in mental health: why some people are so much more likely to face mental health difficulties, or struggle to get the help they deserve.

As a society, we are more aware of the mental health difficulties so many of us face — but we’re not always as aware of the role inequality plays in our experience of mental health problems, services, or getting better.

Hear from Andy Bell (Deputy CEO, Centre for Mental Health) on the key findings of our research, as well as Poppy Jaman (Trustee, Centre for Mental Health and Chief Executive, City Mental Health Alliance) and Rose Ssali (Chief Executive, Support and Action for Women’s Network).

While the scale of the problem can feel overwhelming, this webinar will explain both the reality and the solutions for truly creating good mental health for all.

This online event is free to attend. Please sign up for a ticket, and we will email you with a Zoom link one week before the event.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
WEBINAR
Ohel and NY Project Hope invite you to join us as we work to unmask the stigmas surrounding mental health
  • Exploring and understanding the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities
  • Finding a group that understands you
  • Sharing common challenges we face when pursuing support for our mental health
  • Finding new solutions, connections, and support during these shifting times

*Questions, comments, or just need someone to talk to? Call our free and anonymous helpline at 718-686-4673 (HOPE) or email us at ProjectHope@ohelfamily.org

*To reach out directly to the presenters, please contact Helen at Helen_Simkhayeva@ohelfamily.org

REGISTER TO ATTEND

RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Disaster Distress Helpline
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional #distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7/365. Disaster distress.samhsa.gov.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741, and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

StrongHearts Native Helpline 
Call 1-844-762-8483. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM ET.

The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline
Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 am -midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends. 

Physician Support Line
The Physician Support Line is available at 1-888-409-0141 every day from 8:00 AM — 1:00 AM ET. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for other physicians and American medical students.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • Mental illness affects:
    • 44% of LGB adults
    • 32% Mixed/Multiracial adults
    • 22% of White adults
    • 19% of American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 18% of Latinx adults
    • 17% of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander adults
    • 17% of Black adults
    • 14% of Asian adults
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
    • Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
    • Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)
MEDIA
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Health MIAW Video Series
(Free Online Via YouTube)

NAMI is featuring videos from real people sharing their lived experience with some symptoms and conditions we are focusing on during MIAW. Watch and share the YouTube videos below.

What I Wish People Knew About Anxiety

Krishna Louis: What I wish people knew about anxiety

What I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

Andrea Landry: What I wish people knew about bipolar disorder

What I Wish People Knew About Personality Disorder

Ashlynn McNeeley: What I wish people knew about Borderline Personality Disorder

AMHAW – Association of Mental Health & Wellness – Telephone Peer Support – Weekdays @ Weekends @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Oct 27 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 27 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MHAAO EPSP – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon / Evolve Peer Services Program – Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon – Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD – All Day @ Regester for Details
Oct 27 all-day

 

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Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon

Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD 

EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services offers an array of support options for individuals seeking something different. Individuals enrolled in our program work with a team of Peer Support Specialists, who identify as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction challenges, have made a commitment to their own recovery, have been specially trained and certified, and are willing to walk beside and support individuals navigating their own recovery journey.

The link to register for peer services referral is: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/PROGRAMS

 

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – We Need More Mental Health Professionals
Oct 27 all-day

 

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait – we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

NAMI – National Association on Mental Illness/Clackamas – Peer Resources, Max the Peer Resources Coordinator and NAMI Advocacy @ Email
Oct 27 all-day

 

 

PEER RESOURCE CONNECTION

Peer Resource Connection, or PeRC, is 1-to-1 support for individuals living with a mental illness and their loved ones. PeRC can help individuals navigate complex systems of services for healthcare such as low cost prescription assistance and access to community resources. It is FREE & CONFIDENTIAL support, referrals, and resources for individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions.

Some of the other areas where our Peer Resource Coordinator can help include:

  • Housing

  • Help to apply for health coverage

  • Finding psychiatrists or other doctors

  • Finding no or low-cost prescription options

  • Social Security

  • Disability benefits

 

To contact MAX for assistance with complex application precesses or other assistance, use the email address provided.

peerrescources@namicc.org

or call 503-752-4273

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait — we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

 

ADVOCACY

Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy  priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research

  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services

  • Attaining mental health parity

NAMI maintains an active presence in the U.S. Capitol, the Oregon Capitol and with our Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on priority issues, advocating for national and state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

We have work to do! Stay tuned for ways you can help!

Contact Michele at michele@namicc.org or Sheri at volunteercoor@namicc.org

if you would like to become a part of our advocacy team!

 

 

NC – NAMI Clackamas – Peer Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly @ online via Zoom
Oct 27 all-day

 

NAMI Clackamas: Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

You can download instructions in PDF format for joining an online group.

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Sundays 6-7:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQldeGrqD0ugyewb1BfIidiKa8NBHLLCQ

Mondays 6-8 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUkdOGprTIjtWZCfRFHf7GvOYx-rH1bmg

Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYodeGoqjoppJ7PcvOZcoemZEPwsHScrQ

Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm pst (Young adults ages 18-35)
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-qurzouGtYrgnTb-p4rpdnSUIdr49Dk

2nd Tuesday of every month 7:30-9 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEuc-utqjsifxVVqo4uYZrqmo3qehkFmg

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQlce6urjkpjhXtBfQvAl-uVIqH-mZbJw

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upcvcOmrrDkpSG6jpaSYt1wPowZxrKWaAg

 

Contact us

Phone: 503-344-5050

Email: info@namicc.org

Website: https://www.namicc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NamiClackamas

No hablan ingles? Gisela puede ayudar! gisela@namicc.org

Address

10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Office hours: 10am – 6pm

 

OCAC – Oregon Consumer Advisory Council – Seeking Consumer Voices And Viewpoints – Join the OCAC – Applications Open Until October 25th, 2021 @ Online Register for Details
Oct 27 all-day

 

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Oregon Consumer Advisory Council

Accepting Applications For Available Council Seats

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 25th, 2021.

Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC) is now accepting applications for new members. You are cordially invited to take note of this great opportunity and encouraged to apply and/or share this invitation with people you would recommend.

The Oregon Health Authority seeks input, feedback, and collaboration through advisory work by groups like the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council. Our council members are a community of dynamic people striving for positive change who have experience accessing behavioral health services. You can make a difference in people’s lives at a broad scale, informing on efforts for systems change and improvement through your participation.

To Apply For An Available Seat, Use The Link Provided Below

Everyone has a right to know about and participate in Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Committees. If you need this information in an alternate format (such as Braille, large print, audio, video or other formats) or in another language, please contact.
or you can call 971-239-2942.

ABOUT THE OCAC

The Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC), established per ORS 430.073, advises the Director of the Oregon Health Authority on the provision of behavioral health services in Oregon. The OCAC may review, evaluate and provide feedback on all site reviews related to mental health services provided by the Oregon Health Authority.

  • The Director appoints 15 to 25 consumers to the OCAC striving to balance representation according to geographic areas of the state and age.
  • The Oregon Health Authority provides administrative support to the OCAC.

If you have questions, please email brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us

RL – RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat with SoulMedics – Weekdays and Weekends – 24 hrs @ Online
Oct 27 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Oct 27 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Oct 27 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Groups – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Warmline – MHAAO – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon – Evolve Peer Support Services – Multiple Numbers -Weekdays – 9am-5pm (PST) @ Phone
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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MHAAO is pleased to offer Evolve’s Peer Support by Phone for persons affected by the pandemic, wildfires, and similar issues.

Do you need someone to talk to?  We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Happy to work with any age groups from any area.

Will make arrangements for virtual peer support if requested. 

Generally available @ 9am-5pm PST Weekdays, Monday through Friday.

See names and numbers below.

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Have you been impacted by COVID-19 or the Oregon Wildfires?
Our Peer Support Specialists are here to help!
Call us Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST
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Monica Alexander
971-337-6716
Bill Beall
971-337-4550
Roman Becerra
971-930-9017
Bryan Corley
971-282-8101
Amber Hatkoff
971-352-0582
Molly Griggs
971-337-5506
Anthony Jarrard
971-337-4791
Grace Jo
503-314-3309
Amber Lakin
971-930-9404
Jenny Manzanares
971-241-1404
Howard Marlow
971-337-6293
Jesse Maxwell
971-202-6337
Larae Miller
503-719-1725
Brenda Mitchell
971-337-6715
Geoff Moser
971-202-3142
Marianne O’Neill-Tutor
971-337-6624
Tara Prince
971-413-0264
Kristina Teasley
971-930-9014
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Evolve is a program of Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon (MHAAO).
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Warmline – VT – Victory Tips – Telephone Peer Support Tips for Anxiety and Depression – 213-426-8223 – 289-723-2420 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression. 

Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

THP – The Trauma Healing Project – Nia Moving To Heal – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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The Trauma Healing Project (THP) presents

Nia Moving to Heal

Wednesdays – Online @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm (PST)

$5.00 – Recurring Event (See all)

Nia is a fusion of dance, mindfulness and martial arts blended into a powerful synergistic workout designed for anyone.  Nia can help to heal from injury or illness, reduce depression, anxiety and stress and improve mobility and strength, or for those simply looking for a gentle practice. Sliding scale and scholarships available.

Register Here (offered through Zoom)

Contact the Trauma Healing Project

Phone:
541-687-9447
Email: 
info@healingattention.org
Website:
www.healingattention.org
Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

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28
Thu
01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Oct 28 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

AM – All Month – MHAW/M – Mental Health Awareness Week/Month – Events – Resources – Support Groups – Information – Monday Through Saturday @ Online Register for Details
Oct 28 all-day

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK/MONTH

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Runs From

October 3–9 and coincides with additional related events:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
  • Thursday Oct. 7: National Depression Screening Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: NAMIWalks United Day of Hope
  • Sunday Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day

SUPPORT GROUPS

Nurturing Positive Mental Health in Children,
Preteens and Teens

Thu, October 7, 2021 — Free Online Support Group

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT

If you are looking for ways to connect with your child before they become teenagers or adults who leave the nest, this is a great peer support session for you. Our expert, Therapist Associate, Karlyn Webb will share valuable insights on raising preteens and teens in the age of social media, a pandemic, and day-to-day life events. Join us for this important topic.

We will cover the following issues:

  • How is mental health defined as it relates to children and teens?
  • Warning signs that your child/teen may be struggling with their mental health.
  • Prevention — How to Nurture Positive Mental Health in Children and Teens.
  • How to Help Your Child/Teen Develop Healthy Coping Skills.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in support group discussion:

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the event

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Click HERE

SUPPORT GROUP

Social Media, Self-Esteem and Mental Health

led by Dr. Adam Assoian

Wed, October 6, 2021

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT — FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

We’ve all seen the funny memes of ‘Instagram vs. Reality’, but what these picture-perfect lifestyle images on social media often do to our emotional well-being and self-esteem is not funny at all. Join this very important peer support group session with Dr. Adam as he leads a group discussion on building self-esteem, resiliency, and prioritizing your mental health in the days of overwhelming social media influence.

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the meeting

REGISTER TO ATTEND

CLICK HERE

WEBINARS
Join Centre for Mental Health as we mark
World Mental Health Day

Free Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PDT

Join the Centre as we mark World Mental Health Day by putting the spotlight on mental health inequalities. A year on from our ground-breaking report Mental Health For All?, we look at the hard facts surrounding inequality in mental health: why some people are so much more likely to face mental health difficulties, or struggle to get the help they deserve.

As a society, we are more aware of the mental health difficulties so many of us face — but we’re not always as aware of the role inequality plays in our experience of mental health problems, services, or getting better.

Hear from Andy Bell (Deputy CEO, Centre for Mental Health) on the key findings of our research, as well as Poppy Jaman (Trustee, Centre for Mental Health and Chief Executive, City Mental Health Alliance) and Rose Ssali (Chief Executive, Support and Action for Women’s Network).

While the scale of the problem can feel overwhelming, this webinar will explain both the reality and the solutions for truly creating good mental health for all.

This online event is free to attend. Please sign up for a ticket, and we will email you with a Zoom link one week before the event.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
WEBINAR
Ohel and NY Project Hope invite you to join us as we work to unmask the stigmas surrounding mental health
  • Exploring and understanding the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities
  • Finding a group that understands you
  • Sharing common challenges we face when pursuing support for our mental health
  • Finding new solutions, connections, and support during these shifting times

*Questions, comments, or just need someone to talk to? Call our free and anonymous helpline at 718-686-4673 (HOPE) or email us at ProjectHope@ohelfamily.org

*To reach out directly to the presenters, please contact Helen at Helen_Simkhayeva@ohelfamily.org

REGISTER TO ATTEND

RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Disaster Distress Helpline
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional #distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7/365. Disaster distress.samhsa.gov.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741, and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

StrongHearts Native Helpline 
Call 1-844-762-8483. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM ET.

The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline
Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 am -midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends. 

Physician Support Line
The Physician Support Line is available at 1-888-409-0141 every day from 8:00 AM — 1:00 AM ET. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for other physicians and American medical students.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • Mental illness affects:
    • 44% of LGB adults
    • 32% Mixed/Multiracial adults
    • 22% of White adults
    • 19% of American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 18% of Latinx adults
    • 17% of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander adults
    • 17% of Black adults
    • 14% of Asian adults
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
    • Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
    • Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)
MEDIA
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Health MIAW Video Series
(Free Online Via YouTube)

NAMI is featuring videos from real people sharing their lived experience with some symptoms and conditions we are focusing on during MIAW. Watch and share the YouTube videos below.

What I Wish People Knew About Anxiety

Krishna Louis: What I wish people knew about anxiety

What I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

Andrea Landry: What I wish people knew about bipolar disorder

What I Wish People Knew About Personality Disorder

Ashlynn McNeeley: What I wish people knew about Borderline Personality Disorder

AMHAW – Association of Mental Health & Wellness – Telephone Peer Support – Weekdays @ Weekends @ Phone
Oct 28 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Oct 28 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 28 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MHAAO EPSP – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon / Evolve Peer Services Program – Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon – Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD – All Day @ Regester for Details
Oct 28 all-day

 

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Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon

Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD 

EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services offers an array of support options for individuals seeking something different. Individuals enrolled in our program work with a team of Peer Support Specialists, who identify as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction challenges, have made a commitment to their own recovery, have been specially trained and certified, and are willing to walk beside and support individuals navigating their own recovery journey.

The link to register for peer services referral is: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/PROGRAMS

 

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – We Need More Mental Health Professionals
Oct 28 all-day

 

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait – we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

NAMI – National Association on Mental Illness/Clackamas – Peer Resources, Max the Peer Resources Coordinator and NAMI Advocacy @ Email
Oct 28 all-day

 

 

PEER RESOURCE CONNECTION

Peer Resource Connection, or PeRC, is 1-to-1 support for individuals living with a mental illness and their loved ones. PeRC can help individuals navigate complex systems of services for healthcare such as low cost prescription assistance and access to community resources. It is FREE & CONFIDENTIAL support, referrals, and resources for individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions.

Some of the other areas where our Peer Resource Coordinator can help include:

  • Housing

  • Help to apply for health coverage

  • Finding psychiatrists or other doctors

  • Finding no or low-cost prescription options

  • Social Security

  • Disability benefits

 

To contact MAX for assistance with complex application precesses or other assistance, use the email address provided.

peerrescources@namicc.org

or call 503-752-4273

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait — we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

 

ADVOCACY

Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy  priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research

  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services

  • Attaining mental health parity

NAMI maintains an active presence in the U.S. Capitol, the Oregon Capitol and with our Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on priority issues, advocating for national and state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

We have work to do! Stay tuned for ways you can help!

Contact Michele at michele@namicc.org or Sheri at volunteercoor@namicc.org

if you would like to become a part of our advocacy team!

 

 

NC – NAMI Clackamas – Peer Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly @ online via Zoom
Oct 28 all-day

 

NAMI Clackamas: Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

You can download instructions in PDF format for joining an online group.

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Sundays 6-7:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQldeGrqD0ugyewb1BfIidiKa8NBHLLCQ

Mondays 6-8 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUkdOGprTIjtWZCfRFHf7GvOYx-rH1bmg

Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYodeGoqjoppJ7PcvOZcoemZEPwsHScrQ

Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm pst (Young adults ages 18-35)
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-qurzouGtYrgnTb-p4rpdnSUIdr49Dk

2nd Tuesday of every month 7:30-9 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEuc-utqjsifxVVqo4uYZrqmo3qehkFmg

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQlce6urjkpjhXtBfQvAl-uVIqH-mZbJw

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upcvcOmrrDkpSG6jpaSYt1wPowZxrKWaAg

 

Contact us

Phone: 503-344-5050

Email: info@namicc.org

Website: https://www.namicc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NamiClackamas

No hablan ingles? Gisela puede ayudar! gisela@namicc.org

Address

10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Office hours: 10am – 6pm

 

OCAC – Oregon Consumer Advisory Council – Seeking Consumer Voices And Viewpoints – Join the OCAC – Applications Open Until October 25th, 2021 @ Online Register for Details
Oct 28 all-day

 

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Oregon Consumer Advisory Council

Accepting Applications For Available Council Seats

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 25th, 2021.

Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC) is now accepting applications for new members. You are cordially invited to take note of this great opportunity and encouraged to apply and/or share this invitation with people you would recommend.

The Oregon Health Authority seeks input, feedback, and collaboration through advisory work by groups like the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council. Our council members are a community of dynamic people striving for positive change who have experience accessing behavioral health services. You can make a difference in people’s lives at a broad scale, informing on efforts for systems change and improvement through your participation.

To Apply For An Available Seat, Use The Link Provided Below

Everyone has a right to know about and participate in Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Committees. If you need this information in an alternate format (such as Braille, large print, audio, video or other formats) or in another language, please contact.
or you can call 971-239-2942.

ABOUT THE OCAC

The Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC), established per ORS 430.073, advises the Director of the Oregon Health Authority on the provision of behavioral health services in Oregon. The OCAC may review, evaluate and provide feedback on all site reviews related to mental health services provided by the Oregon Health Authority.

  • The Director appoints 15 to 25 consumers to the OCAC striving to balance representation according to geographic areas of the state and age.
  • The Oregon Health Authority provides administrative support to the OCAC.

If you have questions, please email brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us

RL – RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat with SoulMedics – Weekdays and Weekends – 24 hrs @ Online
Oct 28 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Oct 28 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Oct 28 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Oct 28 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Groups – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Warmline – MHAAO – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon – Evolve Peer Support Services – Multiple Numbers -Weekdays – 9am-5pm (PST) @ Phone
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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MHAAO is pleased to offer Evolve’s Peer Support by Phone for persons affected by the pandemic, wildfires, and similar issues.

Do you need someone to talk to?  We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Happy to work with any age groups from any area.

Will make arrangements for virtual peer support if requested. 

Generally available @ 9am-5pm PST Weekdays, Monday through Friday.

See names and numbers below.

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Have you been impacted by COVID-19 or the Oregon Wildfires?
Our Peer Support Specialists are here to help!
Call us Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST
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Monica Alexander
971-337-6716
Bill Beall
971-337-4550
Roman Becerra
971-930-9017
Bryan Corley
971-282-8101
Amber Hatkoff
971-352-0582
Molly Griggs
971-337-5506
Anthony Jarrard
971-337-4791
Grace Jo
503-314-3309
Amber Lakin
971-930-9404
Jenny Manzanares
971-241-1404
Howard Marlow
971-337-6293
Jesse Maxwell
971-202-6337
Larae Miller
503-719-1725
Brenda Mitchell
971-337-6715
Geoff Moser
971-202-3142
Marianne O’Neill-Tutor
971-337-6624
Tara Prince
971-413-0264
Kristina Teasley
971-930-9014
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Evolve is a program of Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon (MHAAO).
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Warmline – VT – Victory Tips – Telephone Peer Support Tips for Anxiety and Depression – 213-426-8223 – 289-723-2420 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression. 

Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Discussion Group -Online – 4th Thursdays @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Grief Discussion Group

4th Thursdays from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

HTH- Holding the Hope – Bringing Hope To Every Interaction – Workshop – Thursday @ Online Register For Details
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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Bringing Hope to Every Interaction
Everyone has a role in supporting recovery; this workshop helps you identify yours.
Sponsored by Community Health Plan, Washington

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM PDT

Bringing Hope to Every Interaction brings recovery principles and practical skills to reception, front office and other non-clinical staff while reminding more experienced clinical staff and Certified Peer Counselors of the basics in recovery principles. It is the perfect way to get staff and administration on the same page and working in a unified, collaborative way. The training runs 4 hours  and includes lecture and video on non-verbal communication and recovery principles based on SAMHSA’s Guiding Principles of Recovery. Participants hear from a panel of local peers about their recovery from mental illness or substance use disorders and the people who helped them. It also includes an exercise that provides an opportunity for participants to identify internal and external barriers to recovery in the workplace. They identify practices they can implement that promote recovery in their daily routines. They also identify things the administration can do to foster a workplace based in recovery principles.

Use the link provided below to register for this free workshop

Registration

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ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center – Rewired – Thursdays @ online via Zoom
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

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Rewired

Thursdays 1–2PM ZOOM (PST)

For anyone who wishes to focus on changing habits, beliefs, and emotions that are holding them back from enjoying a fulfilling life.

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduGuqD8vE9zRiCsZ6XadlDq0g1q78HtX

ZOOM Meeting ID: 882 1866 4598

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Online Drop In Grief Support Group – 4th Thursdays @ Online Via Facebook
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

 

Reminder! All are welcome to join an online, drop-in grief support group this week on every 2nd Thursday of the moth  at 1:00 pm and Every 4th Thursday of the month at 12:15 pm PST at this link to be with others that are also experiencing grief.
Use this link to Join the group

 

 

Contact 503-588 -3600 for more information

 

 

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29
Fri
01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Oct 29 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

AM – All Month – MHAW/M – Mental Health Awareness Week/Month – Events – Resources – Support Groups – Information – Monday Through Saturday @ Online Register for Details
Oct 29 all-day

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK/MONTH

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Runs From

October 3–9 and coincides with additional related events:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
  • Thursday Oct. 7: National Depression Screening Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: NAMIWalks United Day of Hope
  • Sunday Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day

SUPPORT GROUPS

Nurturing Positive Mental Health in Children,
Preteens and Teens

Thu, October 7, 2021 — Free Online Support Group

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT

If you are looking for ways to connect with your child before they become teenagers or adults who leave the nest, this is a great peer support session for you. Our expert, Therapist Associate, Karlyn Webb will share valuable insights on raising preteens and teens in the age of social media, a pandemic, and day-to-day life events. Join us for this important topic.

We will cover the following issues:

  • How is mental health defined as it relates to children and teens?
  • Warning signs that your child/teen may be struggling with their mental health.
  • Prevention — How to Nurture Positive Mental Health in Children and Teens.
  • How to Help Your Child/Teen Develop Healthy Coping Skills.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in support group discussion:

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the event

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Click HERE

SUPPORT GROUP

Social Media, Self-Esteem and Mental Health

led by Dr. Adam Assoian

Wed, October 6, 2021

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT — FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

We’ve all seen the funny memes of ‘Instagram vs. Reality’, but what these picture-perfect lifestyle images on social media often do to our emotional well-being and self-esteem is not funny at all. Join this very important peer support group session with Dr. Adam as he leads a group discussion on building self-esteem, resiliency, and prioritizing your mental health in the days of overwhelming social media influence.

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the meeting

REGISTER TO ATTEND

CLICK HERE

WEBINARS
Join Centre for Mental Health as we mark
World Mental Health Day

Free Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PDT

Join the Centre as we mark World Mental Health Day by putting the spotlight on mental health inequalities. A year on from our ground-breaking report Mental Health For All?, we look at the hard facts surrounding inequality in mental health: why some people are so much more likely to face mental health difficulties, or struggle to get the help they deserve.

As a society, we are more aware of the mental health difficulties so many of us face — but we’re not always as aware of the role inequality plays in our experience of mental health problems, services, or getting better.

Hear from Andy Bell (Deputy CEO, Centre for Mental Health) on the key findings of our research, as well as Poppy Jaman (Trustee, Centre for Mental Health and Chief Executive, City Mental Health Alliance) and Rose Ssali (Chief Executive, Support and Action for Women’s Network).

While the scale of the problem can feel overwhelming, this webinar will explain both the reality and the solutions for truly creating good mental health for all.

This online event is free to attend. Please sign up for a ticket, and we will email you with a Zoom link one week before the event.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
WEBINAR
Ohel and NY Project Hope invite you to join us as we work to unmask the stigmas surrounding mental health
  • Exploring and understanding the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities
  • Finding a group that understands you
  • Sharing common challenges we face when pursuing support for our mental health
  • Finding new solutions, connections, and support during these shifting times

*Questions, comments, or just need someone to talk to? Call our free and anonymous helpline at 718-686-4673 (HOPE) or email us at ProjectHope@ohelfamily.org

*To reach out directly to the presenters, please contact Helen at Helen_Simkhayeva@ohelfamily.org

REGISTER TO ATTEND

RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Disaster Distress Helpline
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional #distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7/365. Disaster distress.samhsa.gov.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741, and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

StrongHearts Native Helpline 
Call 1-844-762-8483. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM ET.

The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline
Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 am -midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends. 

Physician Support Line
The Physician Support Line is available at 1-888-409-0141 every day from 8:00 AM — 1:00 AM ET. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for other physicians and American medical students.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • Mental illness affects:
    • 44% of LGB adults
    • 32% Mixed/Multiracial adults
    • 22% of White adults
    • 19% of American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 18% of Latinx adults
    • 17% of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander adults
    • 17% of Black adults
    • 14% of Asian adults
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
    • Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
    • Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)
MEDIA
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Health MIAW Video Series
(Free Online Via YouTube)

NAMI is featuring videos from real people sharing their lived experience with some symptoms and conditions we are focusing on during MIAW. Watch and share the YouTube videos below.

What I Wish People Knew About Anxiety

Krishna Louis: What I wish people knew about anxiety

What I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

Andrea Landry: What I wish people knew about bipolar disorder

What I Wish People Knew About Personality Disorder

Ashlynn McNeeley: What I wish people knew about Borderline Personality Disorder

AMHAW – Association of Mental Health & Wellness – Telephone Peer Support – Weekdays @ Weekends @ Phone
Oct 29 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Oct 29 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Oct 29 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MHAAO EPSP – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon / Evolve Peer Services Program – Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon – Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD – All Day @ Regester for Details
Oct 29 all-day

 

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Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon

Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD 

EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services offers an array of support options for individuals seeking something different. Individuals enrolled in our program work with a team of Peer Support Specialists, who identify as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction challenges, have made a commitment to their own recovery, have been specially trained and certified, and are willing to walk beside and support individuals navigating their own recovery journey.

The link to register for peer services referral is: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/PROGRAMS

 

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – We Need More Mental Health Professionals
Oct 29 all-day

 

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait – we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

NAMI – National Association on Mental Illness/Clackamas – Peer Resources, Max the Peer Resources Coordinator and NAMI Advocacy @ Email
Oct 29 all-day

 

 

PEER RESOURCE CONNECTION

Peer Resource Connection, or PeRC, is 1-to-1 support for individuals living with a mental illness and their loved ones. PeRC can help individuals navigate complex systems of services for healthcare such as low cost prescription assistance and access to community resources. It is FREE & CONFIDENTIAL support, referrals, and resources for individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions.

Some of the other areas where our Peer Resource Coordinator can help include:

  • Housing

  • Help to apply for health coverage

  • Finding psychiatrists or other doctors

  • Finding no or low-cost prescription options

  • Social Security

  • Disability benefits

 

To contact MAX for assistance with complex application precesses or other assistance, use the email address provided.

peerrescources@namicc.org

or call 503-752-4273

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait — we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

 

ADVOCACY

Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy  priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research

  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services

  • Attaining mental health parity

NAMI maintains an active presence in the U.S. Capitol, the Oregon Capitol and with our Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on priority issues, advocating for national and state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

We have work to do! Stay tuned for ways you can help!

Contact Michele at michele@namicc.org or Sheri at volunteercoor@namicc.org

if you would like to become a part of our advocacy team!

 

 

NC – NAMI Clackamas – Peer Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly @ online via Zoom
Oct 29 all-day

 

NAMI Clackamas: Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

You can download instructions in PDF format for joining an online group.

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Sundays 6-7:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQldeGrqD0ugyewb1BfIidiKa8NBHLLCQ

Mondays 6-8 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUkdOGprTIjtWZCfRFHf7GvOYx-rH1bmg

Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYodeGoqjoppJ7PcvOZcoemZEPwsHScrQ

Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm pst (Young adults ages 18-35)
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-qurzouGtYrgnTb-p4rpdnSUIdr49Dk

2nd Tuesday of every month 7:30-9 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEuc-utqjsifxVVqo4uYZrqmo3qehkFmg

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQlce6urjkpjhXtBfQvAl-uVIqH-mZbJw

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm pst
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Phone: 503-344-5050

Email: info@namicc.org

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10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Office hours: 10am – 6pm

 

OCAC – Oregon Consumer Advisory Council – Seeking Consumer Voices And Viewpoints – Join the OCAC – Applications Open Until October 25th, 2021 @ Online Register for Details
Oct 29 all-day

 

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Oregon Consumer Advisory Council

Accepting Applications For Available Council Seats

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 25th, 2021.

Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC) is now accepting applications for new members. You are cordially invited to take note of this great opportunity and encouraged to apply and/or share this invitation with people you would recommend.

The Oregon Health Authority seeks input, feedback, and collaboration through advisory work by groups like the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council. Our council members are a community of dynamic people striving for positive change who have experience accessing behavioral health services. You can make a difference in people’s lives at a broad scale, informing on efforts for systems change and improvement through your participation.

To Apply For An Available Seat, Use The Link Provided Below

Everyone has a right to know about and participate in Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Committees. If you need this information in an alternate format (such as Braille, large print, audio, video or other formats) or in another language, please contact.
or you can call 971-239-2942.

ABOUT THE OCAC

The Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC), established per ORS 430.073, advises the Director of the Oregon Health Authority on the provision of behavioral health services in Oregon. The OCAC may review, evaluate and provide feedback on all site reviews related to mental health services provided by the Oregon Health Authority.

  • The Director appoints 15 to 25 consumers to the OCAC striving to balance representation according to geographic areas of the state and age.
  • The Oregon Health Authority provides administrative support to the OCAC.

If you have questions, please email brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us

RL – RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat with SoulMedics – Weekdays and Weekends – 24 hrs @ Online
Oct 29 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Oct 29 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Oct 29 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

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Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Oct 29 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Groups – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

Warmline – MHAAO – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon – Evolve Peer Support Services – Multiple Numbers -Weekdays – 9am-5pm (PST) @ Phone
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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MHAAO is pleased to offer Evolve’s Peer Support by Phone for persons affected by the pandemic, wildfires, and similar issues.

Do you need someone to talk to?  We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Happy to work with any age groups from any area.

Will make arrangements for virtual peer support if requested. 

Generally available @ 9am-5pm PST Weekdays, Monday through Friday.

See names and numbers below.

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Have you been impacted by COVID-19 or the Oregon Wildfires?
Our Peer Support Specialists are here to help!
Call us Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST
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Monica Alexander
971-337-6716
Bill Beall
971-337-4550
Roman Becerra
971-930-9017
Bryan Corley
971-282-8101
Amber Hatkoff
971-352-0582
Molly Griggs
971-337-5506
Anthony Jarrard
971-337-4791
Grace Jo
503-314-3309
Amber Lakin
971-930-9404
Jenny Manzanares
971-241-1404
Howard Marlow
971-337-6293
Jesse Maxwell
971-202-6337
Larae Miller
503-719-1725
Brenda Mitchell
971-337-6715
Geoff Moser
971-202-3142
Marianne O’Neill-Tutor
971-337-6624
Tara Prince
971-413-0264
Kristina Teasley
971-930-9014
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Evolve is a program of Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon (MHAAO).
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Warmline – VT – Victory Tips – Telephone Peer Support Tips for Anxiety and Depression – 213-426-8223 – 289-723-2420 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression. 

Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

Oct
30
Sat
01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Oct 30 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

AM – All Month – MHAW/M – Mental Health Awareness Week/Month – Events – Resources – Support Groups – Information – Monday Through Saturday @ Online Register for Details
Oct 30 all-day

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK/MONTH

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Runs From

October 3–9 and coincides with additional related events:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
  • Thursday Oct. 7: National Depression Screening Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: NAMIWalks United Day of Hope
  • Sunday Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day

SUPPORT GROUPS

Nurturing Positive Mental Health in Children,
Preteens and Teens

Thu, October 7, 2021 — Free Online Support Group

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT

If you are looking for ways to connect with your child before they become teenagers or adults who leave the nest, this is a great peer support session for you. Our expert, Therapist Associate, Karlyn Webb will share valuable insights on raising preteens and teens in the age of social media, a pandemic, and day-to-day life events. Join us for this important topic.

We will cover the following issues:

  • How is mental health defined as it relates to children and teens?
  • Warning signs that your child/teen may be struggling with their mental health.
  • Prevention — How to Nurture Positive Mental Health in Children and Teens.
  • How to Help Your Child/Teen Develop Healthy Coping Skills.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in support group discussion:

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the event

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Click HERE

SUPPORT GROUP

Social Media, Self-Esteem and Mental Health

led by Dr. Adam Assoian

Wed, October 6, 2021

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT — FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

We’ve all seen the funny memes of ‘Instagram vs. Reality’, but what these picture-perfect lifestyle images on social media often do to our emotional well-being and self-esteem is not funny at all. Join this very important peer support group session with Dr. Adam as he leads a group discussion on building self-esteem, resiliency, and prioritizing your mental health in the days of overwhelming social media influence.

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the meeting

REGISTER TO ATTEND

CLICK HERE

WEBINARS
Join Centre for Mental Health as we mark
World Mental Health Day

Free Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PDT

Join the Centre as we mark World Mental Health Day by putting the spotlight on mental health inequalities. A year on from our ground-breaking report Mental Health For All?, we look at the hard facts surrounding inequality in mental health: why some people are so much more likely to face mental health difficulties, or struggle to get the help they deserve.

As a society, we are more aware of the mental health difficulties so many of us face — but we’re not always as aware of the role inequality plays in our experience of mental health problems, services, or getting better.

Hear from Andy Bell (Deputy CEO, Centre for Mental Health) on the key findings of our research, as well as Poppy Jaman (Trustee, Centre for Mental Health and Chief Executive, City Mental Health Alliance) and Rose Ssali (Chief Executive, Support and Action for Women’s Network).

While the scale of the problem can feel overwhelming, this webinar will explain both the reality and the solutions for truly creating good mental health for all.

This online event is free to attend. Please sign up for a ticket, and we will email you with a Zoom link one week before the event.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
WEBINAR
Ohel and NY Project Hope invite you to join us as we work to unmask the stigmas surrounding mental health
  • Exploring and understanding the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities
  • Finding a group that understands you
  • Sharing common challenges we face when pursuing support for our mental health
  • Finding new solutions, connections, and support during these shifting times

*Questions, comments, or just need someone to talk to? Call our free and anonymous helpline at 718-686-4673 (HOPE) or email us at ProjectHope@ohelfamily.org

*To reach out directly to the presenters, please contact Helen at Helen_Simkhayeva@ohelfamily.org

REGISTER TO ATTEND

RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Disaster Distress Helpline
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional #distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7/365. Disaster distress.samhsa.gov.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741, and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

StrongHearts Native Helpline 
Call 1-844-762-8483. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM ET.

The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline
Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 am -midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends. 

Physician Support Line
The Physician Support Line is available at 1-888-409-0141 every day from 8:00 AM — 1:00 AM ET. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for other physicians and American medical students.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • Mental illness affects:
    • 44% of LGB adults
    • 32% Mixed/Multiracial adults
    • 22% of White adults
    • 19% of American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 18% of Latinx adults
    • 17% of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander adults
    • 17% of Black adults
    • 14% of Asian adults
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
    • Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
    • Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)
MEDIA
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Health MIAW Video Series
(Free Online Via YouTube)

NAMI is featuring videos from real people sharing their lived experience with some symptoms and conditions we are focusing on during MIAW. Watch and share the YouTube videos below.

What I Wish People Knew About Anxiety

Krishna Louis: What I wish people knew about anxiety

What I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

Andrea Landry: What I wish people knew about bipolar disorder

What I Wish People Knew About Personality Disorder

Ashlynn McNeeley: What I wish people knew about Borderline Personality Disorder

AMHAW – Association of Mental Health & Wellness – Telephone Peer Support – Weekdays @ Weekends @ Phone
Oct 30 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Oct 30 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.