Topic: Celebrating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with Tenemos Voz, New Mexico: Building Latino/Hispano Networks
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time:5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Central Time
Disparities in access, quality and availability of public mental health services exist for all racial and ethnic minority Americans. State mental health agencies must develop effective, culturally competent services and supports for an increasingly diverse consumer population in order to eliminate these disparities.
In order to bring about this change we have to take both personal and social responsibility in making the healthcare system responsive to our needs and to create a public health approach to wellness that focuses on preserving human dignity and addressing our most important mental health needs for both individuals and communities.
The Tenemos Voz: National Latino Consumer Network was created to form a unified voice; to have representation on all policy and decision making bodies that affect the lives of Latino families across the country. As individuals with lived experience of mental health recovery, we play a crucial role in transforming the mental health system in America.
During this call, participants will have the opportunity to hear and discuss:
The STAR Center gratefully acknowledges SAMHSA as the funding source for the STAR Center’s work and activities. Please visit SAMHSA/CMHS at http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs for many helpful resources, self-help tools and guides, and links.
The STAR Center promotes consumer-directed approaches that maximize self-determination and recovery and assist people with serious mental health challenges to decrease their dependence on expensive social services as well as to avoid psychiatric hospitalization.
Empowerment - Independence - Responsibility - Choice -
Respect and Dignity
“Let your Star shine!”
The views and opinions that may be presented and discussed during the teleconference will not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and should not be construed as such.
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