Race and Equity Focus of Mental Health Series

June 10, 2021

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A summer series presented by CommCARE will examine race, equity and mental health. Sessions are scheduled for June 17, July 15 and August 19. The series is supported by the REACH Foundation and Metro Council of Community Behavioral Health Centers.

The first program was on “The Big Picture: The History of Mental Health and Race,” a look at the history of mental health in the U.S. Watch the forum (download):

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JULY 15 SESSION:

“Kansas City’s Mental Health Ecosystem: Considering Our Troubled Past” | Thursday, July 15 | Now available: LINK TO VIEW JULY 15 FORUM

Featured Speakers:

Mark Miller, Vice President, Behavioral Health, Swope Health Services. Miller oversees Swope’s behavioral health department, which provides residential, psychiatry, evidence-based therapy, case management, substance abuse, homeless, crisis intervention and transportation services in urban Kansas City.

Theresa Mueller, Chief of Forensic Mobile Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health, with responsibilities for the southwest, west and south-central regions of the state. Mueller also serves as adjunct faculty in the UMKC School of Nursing. Theresa is a board certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner.

Monica Mayberry, LCSW, has worked in the social service field for 20 years training hundreds of medical and criminal justice professionals on the issues of domestic violence, working with limited-English immigrant populations. Mayberry as served in various roles focused on addressing gaps in services within the immigrant community and looking at the system’s response to those impacted by domestic violence.

Astra Garner, Vice President of Culture and Inclusion for ReDiscover, a community mental health organization, leads the organization in cultural best practices, including support to the talent acquisition, training, marketing, development and quality departments, bringing focus to the company’s diversity and inclusion work,

UPCOMING PROGRAM:

“The Here and Now: Racial Equity in Clinical Settings” and “Using Our Lived Experiences to Design an Equitable Future” | Thursday, August 19 | Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x2L9p5KCTPOQ9aNeRIEsjA

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