February 2018 eCast


In this edition of the eCast

•  BRSS TACS Communications: Voice Awards Nominations due March 16, 2018
•  The Opening Doors Program and Research Study is looking for participants!
•  Save the Date for the MassPRA Annual Meeting
•  NEW!! Moving Along to Employment: 30-second Training
•  In the News!
•  LinkedIn Group: Employing People with Psychiatric Disabilities


BRSS TACS Communications: Voice Awards Nominations due March 16, 2018

SAMHSA’s Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.

SAMHSA’s 2018 Voice Awards will pay special attention to individuals and entertainment productions that are raising awareness about serious mental illness and opioid use disorders.

All nominations within the following categories are due by March 16, 2018. Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.


The Opening Doors Program and Research Study is looking for participants!

The purpose of this study is to test whether a new career guidance intervention called Opening Doors can improve employment outcomes for individuals diagnosed with psychiatric conditions. Eligible participants for this study are adults with psychiatric conditions, who are currently not in full-time school or full-time jobs and would like to develop a career plan in line with their interests, values and goals. Interested individuals are learn more about us through the Opening Doors website or email us at: umillner@bu.edu


Save the Date for the MassPRA Annual Meeting 

When: Monday, April 9, 2018
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
More Info: www.masspra.org


NEW!! Moving Along to Employment: 30-second Training 

These short 30-Second Training slide shows offer an introduction about employment of persons with mental health conditions for four target audiences: Individuals in recovery, family members, and providers of services. After each informational slide, there is a quiz, followed by resources for additional information.

View the 30-Second Training slide shows.


In the News! 

A Special Report from STAT on December 17, 2017: College can be brutal for students with serious mental health conditions. Here, they find support their schools can’t provide NITEO and College Coaching at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation: collegiate mental health resilience programs help students return to college and stay well. Read the full article online.


LinkedIn Group: Employing People with Psychiatric Disabilities 

If you are a person in recovery, employer, or supporter of people with psychiatric disabilities, we invite you to join the Center’s new LinkedIn group. For more information, or to join, please visit our LinkedIn page.


 

This project was developed under a grant with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5029). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.