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It's officially the dog days of summer! 
2019 Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitors Invitation!
Are you looking for outreach opportunities for your business? Would you like to meet with school district representatives, teachers, and other mental health professionals? Then please consider becoming an exhibitor and/or sponsor for our 2019 School Behavioral Health Conference! This is a wonderful chance to network with other businesses as well as to reach an expected 900 attendees! Please click here in order to learn more about the exhibitor process and here to learn more about sponsorship. We can't wait to see you there! 
Mental Health and the 2020 Election 

new nonpartisan group, Mental Health for US, aims to push 2020 election candidates in both parties to be more vocal about their policy ideas to improve mental health care; topics the group would like to see include Medicare and lowering the price of prescription drugs. It’s the product of a collaboration between some of the nation’s most prominent mental health groups, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Jed Foundation. Click here for the full story.
Upcoming Training Opportunities and Events
How Did Children Do? A Debrief on the 86th Legislative Session

Children at Risk (in partnership with Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Legacy Community Health, and Doctors for Change) will unpack how children fared in the 86th Texas Legislative Session on Tuesday, July 23rd from 8:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank-Houston Branch.  

Mark your calendars and register today!
Upcoming Conferences
Managing Your Crazy 2-Day Conference
July 12-13, 2019
Crowne Plaza River Oaks
Houston Community College: Stafford
August 2, 2019
Houston Community College Central Campus 
October 18, 2019
United Way of Greater Houston
October 25-26, 2019
The University of Houston
Upcoming Events
Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace TTT Model
July 15th
The Harris Center for Mental Health  
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Parenting Training 
July 18th
DePelchin Children's Center
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register Here
MVPN Peer Basic Training
July 26th 
Combined Arms
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register Here
Not a Number: Facilitator Certification Training 
July 31st-August 2nd
United Way of Greater Houston
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register Here
Have an event or resource you think people should know about? Send it to Cecilia Hoeft.
Collaborative Member Spotlight 
Galveston and Brazoria County Mental Health Services: Gulf Coast Center

The Gulf Coast Center is one of 39 community centers in the State. Among the Center’s many services and programs are day activity programs, coordination of services and employment assistance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness. There are several programs for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health issues (dual diagnosis), a transitional and permanent housing program for homeless individuals with mental illness, and HIV outreach services in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. The Center continues to provide treatment for individuals within their community while minimizing the number admitted to state facilities.
Job Openings
Houston Recovery Center
Administrative Assistant/QA

The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research
Education & Outreach Coordinator
To Educate All Children: TEACH
Mental Health Crisis Planning Guidebook
NAMI Minnesota developed a guidebook which describes what to do when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. Includes de-escalation techniques, signs someone may be facing a crisis, prevention techniques, and how to develop a plan for when crises emerge. 

3 Memoirs That Explore The Many Facets of Mental Health
Mental illness is experienced by one in five Americans in any given year, according to the National Alliance for the Mentally IllHere are three debut memoirs which are also detective stories, each trying to understand the brain's map and trace either the author's own or a family member's mental illness.
Trauma Sensitive Schools Training Package
Free resources on adopting a trauma sensitive approach at the school and district level from The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments.

MHA Webinars
Learn about a variety of topics from how to start peer support groups on campus to partnering with police on mental health crises; slide decks as well as voice recordings available. 

Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap & Toolkit for Schools
Download Meadows Mental Health's latest publication for Texas schools and districts with information to assess and address student mental health needs. 
The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston serves as a “living laboratory” for incubating innovative, cost-effective and replicable best practices to improve the behavioral health of students by facilitating collective action; providing highly specialized professional development opportunities, technical assistance and community education; and conducting research, advocacy, and policy analysis. Read More.      

The School Behavioral Health Collaborative engages school district personnel, behavioral health providers, advocates, education-related and child-serving agencies, parents, and other stakeholders in collaborative efforts to improve the prevention, identification and treatment of behavioral health issues among youth. Learn more here or email Natalie Fikac.
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