Join us for the January Mental Health Task Force meeting on Tuesday, January 9 from 3 – 5 PM.
1/8/24 Update: The January meeting will be fully virtual due to the storm advisory. The Zoom link is provided upon registering using the form below.
- Welcome and Introductions, Mary Neubauer and Christine Apple, Co-chairs and Steering Committee members (3:00 – 3:20)
- Staying on Track Program, Brenda Wesley and Terri Ellzey (3:20 – 3:55)
- Brenda Wesley is a trained mental health educator and facilitator. Terri Ellzey is a licensed clinical counselor and substance abuse counselor. Brenda and Terri will give an overview of Staying On Track Inc. (SOT), a program dedicated to improving our community by empowering teens and adults to realize their full potential, and to uplift themselves out of the darkness of poverty. Staying On Track aims to educate and create public awareness regarding mental illness/wellness and health.
- Escucha Tus Emociones Campaign, Cecilia Tenorio, Community Advocates (3:55 – 4:30)
- Cecilia Tenorio is a mental health and wellness coordinator and the organizer of Escucha tus Emociones. Escucha tus Emociones is a campaign that aims to reduce the stigma around mental and emotional health and provide tools, information and education that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for the Spanish-speaking community. It is a free community-based initiative and in addition to creating bilingual and culturally appropriate digital materials, it is intended to support health promoters, community leaders and health professionals so that they have the capacity and resources to share mental and emotional health information in the community.
- Learn more about Escucha tus Emociones.
- Highlights for February MHTF Black History Month, Mary Neubauer (4:30 – 4:40)
- Mental Health Board Updates, Mary Neubauer (4:30 – 4:55)
Save the Date
Our February 13 meeting will feature the Ko-Thi Dance Company to celebrate Black History Month. More details forthcoming.
Our meetings are open to all. To register for the meeting, complete the form on our website. Indicate if you plan to participate in person at Independence First or by Zoom. You will receive an email response with the Zoom link.
Please Note: To save on printing costs and materials, we will no longer be providing printed material unless requested prior to the in-person meeting. Please email email@example.com to request a packet of the any presenter materials.
Chemical Sensitivity Policy
For the safety and comfort of all those with chemical and environmental sensitivities, Independence First requests that attendees please refrain from using any perfumed products such as scented soaps, deodorants, perfumes, colognes, and heavily scented fabric softeners.
ASL interpreters will be provided. To request other disability-related accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We will do our best to respond to all requests.