Continuing Education Seminar, May 14th: PTSD and Moral Injury in Service Members and the Courage of Their Parents
Over 2 million service members have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these troops have been exposed to traumatic events, countless of which are morally and ethically challenging. Join us at Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County campus on Thursday, May 14th for our May military seminar for mental health professionals. This workshop will review assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as highlight the lesser-discussed topic of moral injury resulting from deployment. 8.0 CEUs provided for psychologists, counselors and social workers.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Mental Health Professionals – April 30th
Join MHA for this interactive learning session that will refresh mental health professionals’ basic crisis intervention skills with a focus on middle- and high school-aged clients, and provide you with ways to discuss mental health issues with clients and their families. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized evidence-based 8-hour course. Visit mentalhealthfirstaid.org to learn more about the course.
Volunteer Appreciation Event, April 16th
Volunteers contributed more than 20,000 hours of their time and effort to help MHA achieve our mission last year. To say thanks, we are holding a Volunteer Appreciation Event for all volunteers on Thursday, April 16th at VisArts in Rockville. Join us for fabulous food, prizes and fun!
Become an MHA Mental Health Professional Member!
MHA invites you to become a Mental Health Professional Member. Join now and enjoy great benefits through June 30, 2015 while helping to support MHA’s direct services and community mental health awareness and advocacy efforts! Register today.
Take Time for Yourself Everyday With My Mental Health Day
Get tips on managing the stress in your life and boosting your mental wellness through MHA’s year-round mental wellness campaign at www.mymentalhealthday.org
MHA Guides Military Members and Their Families Through Serving Together Program
MHA’s military initiative Serving Together provides clear guidance for service members and their families on how to access the information and resources they deserve through a centralized, coordinated system that seeks to support the 50,000 veterans living in Montgomery County and welcome home the newest generation of Warriors. To learn how to access the resources veterans and their families need all in one place, go to servingtogetherproject.org today.