Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast May 2006

The Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is a monthly emailed newsletter with the purpose of informing mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as for disseminating general mental health and rehabilitation news.

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FREE DOWNLOAD FOR WEBCAST ON
LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH

Dr. William Anthony, Executive Director, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston
University, speaks on the topic of how leaders in public mental health must assume many roles, deal with many constituents and answer to a variety of funding sources. The
challenge to public mental health leaders is to provide the vision that will transform the
system from one that emphasized safety, control and symptom reduction to one that is
recovery oriented, responsive to consumers’ needs and tied to the community. The topic is timely in light of the Report of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, a greater awareness of successful treatments and rehabilitative methodologies and the growing consumer movement. The talk is 55 minutes and is available as a free download at http://www.bu.edu/cpr/webcast/leadership.html.

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HEALTH AND PSYCH DISABILITIES FOCUS
FOR SPECIAL ISSUE OF PSYCH REHAB JOURNAL

The spring issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal features a Special Issue on Health Promotion for People with Psychiatric Disabilities. Articles by leading researchers and practitioners focus on creating a framework for health promotion services, understanding consumer preferences to create health promotion efforts, physical activity, weight loss, oral health promotion and HIV/AIDS education. View the articles available in this special issue online at http://prj.metapress.com/(vefzjdrjuhfdro23hw4su0af)/app/home/issue.asp?
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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SUBSCRIPTION RATES!
for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal end July 1! Subscription information can be viewed at the journal’s website www.bu.edu/cpr/prj. Review an archive of article titles online at http://prj.metapress.com/(kogurjfrpqxptr55g53e4z45)/app/home/journal.asp?
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To learn more about how the journal keeps practitioners, researchers and consumers informed about the issues that affect the lives of people living with serious
mental illness.

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STATES GIVEN REPORT CARDS BY
CONSUMER-FOCUSED ORGANIZATION

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, presents its first comprehensive state-by-state analysis of mental health care systems in 15 years. Every US state has been scored on 39 specific criteria resulting in an overall grade and four sub-category grades for each state. The report has prompted dialogue on the challenges of meeting the needs of people with psychiatric disabilities. To find out more about the creating of this report, go to http://www.nami.org/gtstemplate.cfm?section=grading_the_states&lstid=679
The complete report is available in print for $15 or as a free download at
http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Grading_the_States/
Full_Report/GTS06_final.pdf.

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR CAMPUS SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds for Campus Suicide Prevention Grants that provide funding to institutions of higher education to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts.  $2.3 million is available as annual awards expected to be $75,000 in total costs plus an equivalent match from the applicant organization. Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education.
Applications for No. SM-06-004 are available by calling SAMHSA’s clearinghouse at 1-800-729-6686, or by downloading from www.Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov. APPLICATION due May 16, 2006. Contact Gail Ritchie at 240-276-1867 or e-mail gail.ritchie@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON
PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION THIS FALL

Athens, Greece is the location for the IX World Congress to be held on OCTOBER 12-15, 2006. This year’s theme is Psychosocial Rehabilitation Coming of Age in a Globalized World, to be explored through three broad areas: practices, policies and research. Deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2006. Deadline for reduced registration fees is May 31, 2006. The conference organizer, The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), endeavors to bring together the rigor of scientific inquiry, the humanistic view, attention to social and political context, and everyday experience of care, with the empowerment of persons struggling for health. For detailed information, visit the Congress’ website at www.wapr.2006athens.gr.
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This eCast is jointly supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Department of Education.