Mental Health

Discussion on Mental Health and Substance Abuse | April 18

 

Join Rep. Liz Malia (Chair, Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse) and the Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance for a discussion on Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues. This discussion will go from 1pm to 4pm April 18. The meeting will be held at 270 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

Haitian Mental Health Conference May 5

The Haitian Mental Health (HMH) Network and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) have joined to present Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community: Cultural Condsiderations for Developing a Broad Clinical and Research Agenda. This conference is happening Saturday, May 5 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the MSPP and will bring together health care experts, researchers, educators, clinicians, and community advocates whose work can inform the development of a comprehensive agenda for Haitian mental health in Massachusetts and beyond. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Guerda Nicolas (Associate Professor/University of Miami) and Dr. Ronald Jean-Jacques (President/Haitian Psychological Association). Admission is $120 which includes lunch and counts as 6 CE credits. Please read after the break for list of presentations and contact information. >> Read More

Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community, May 5

The Haitian Mental Health Network and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) will be hosting an event, "Trauma and Mental Illness in the Haitian Community: Cultural Considerations for Developing a Broad Clinical and Research Agenda." The day long event will take place Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the MSPP in West Roxbury, MA. The event will feature Keynote speakers Dr. Guerda Nicolas, Associate Professor, University of Miami, and Dr. Ronald Jean-Jacques, President, Haitian Psychological Association. Panel and workshop presentations will include: The impact of historical traumas on the adaptation of Haitian immigrants in the US; the role of cultural belief systems in understanding health-seeking behaviors of Haitian individuals; culturally-bound syndromes and somatic manifestations of mental illness in the Haitian community; the use of art therapy with Haitian children earthquake survivors; and clinical interventions to address Haitian clients' mental health needs.

There will also be a pre-conference Art Exhibition, entitled "When Our Brushes Shook":  The Healing Power of Art.

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