Mental Health Forums
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore hosts quarterly Mental Health Forums for community members. Baltimore area health care professionals, professors, researchers, and community partners are invited to discuss topics related to mental health and wellness. Families and community members learn up-to-date information to better understand mental health issues and resources.
Recent Mental Health Forums have addressed:
- Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management
- “Ask the Doctor” Session
- Special Needs Trust and Estate Planning
- Geriatric Mental Health
- Social Security and Disability Benefits
These free community events are held virtually in February, May, August and November. Our next forum, Health Aging and Memory Loss, will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders
Hosted every spring, this one-day conference grants attendees the opportunity to hear from fellow faith leaders who lead mental health programs in their communities and organizations. Individuals and family members also share their lived experiences and the role faith has played in their journey to recovery. Faith leaders learn what role they can play in ending the stigma surrounding mental health conditions, including offering effective support and connection to resources to community members.
To learn more about this conference or to join our planning workgroup, please contact Director of Programs and Outreach, Clarrissa Taylor Jackson, email@example.com.
Faith Toolkit for Faith Leaders and Community Members
Faith and spirituality can be a very helpful component of someone’s recovery from mental illness. People experiencing a mental health condition may often turn first to a trusted faith leader for support. There are many ways that faith leaders, just like you, can be welcoming and inclusive to the 1 in 5 people who are impacted by a mental health condition. This toolkit connects faith leaders to resources that will help you:
- Gain Better Knowledge and Understanding of Mental Health Conditions
- Learn What Actions You Can Take to Create an Informed, Inclusive and Supportive Environment
- Connect Individuals and Families to Help and Support
To receive your digital copy of NAMI Metro Baltimore’s Faith Toolkit, please contact Director of Programs and Outreach, Clarrissa Taylor Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org.