Friday, November 7, 2014

Recap: E.C.H.O Workshop #8 - Mental Health in Our Communities II

On November 4th, AAHI, in partnership with the African American Health Program and the Latino Health Initiative, hosted our "Mental Health in Our Communities II" Workshop. This was the eighth installment in our Empowering Community Health Organizations (E.C.H.O.) Project, which provides practical and professional training workshops designed to build the capacity and sustainability of community organizations.

The workshop was led by two speakers. The first speaker was the Senior Program Director at the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, who gave a presentation on mental health, its connection to the mind and body, as well as tools to help overcome cultural barriers and challenges. In addition, the Manager of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Access to Behavioral Health provided a brief overview of support services and resources in Montgomery County.

After the presentation, there was a small group exercise that gave attendees the opportunity to discuss mental health within the context of a specific community. The night concluded with a brief question and answer session.

Over 100 attendees, representing about 50 organizations from the community, attended our workshop! Thank you to our speakers, small group moderators, attendees, Steering Committee, Health Promoters, volunteers, and staff for making this yet another successful workshop. We look forward to seeing you again for our spring 2015 E.C.H.O. workshop!

Please click here to read the workshop summary (7.1 MB), which includes contact information for local mental health resources and electronic versions of the handouts provided at the workshop.

Click on the image below to see more pictures from the night!
11-04-14 ECHO #8

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