Mental Health First Aid Virtual Adult Training

Event Time: May 21, 2022 10:00 am

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MHFA is a groundbreaking early intervention and public education program that teaches community members about behavioral health and how to assist a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatments and supports are received or until the crisis is resolved.

MHFA virtual trainings are best experienced on a laptop or personal computer and require the completion of both the Self-paced Pre-work AND the Virtual Instructor-Led training session to receive the 3-year national certification.

Training Date and Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (10:00am-4:00pm)

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Mental Health First Aid Virtual Adult Training

Event Time: May 21, 2022 10:00 am

Event Location:

MHFA is a groundbreaking early intervention and public education program that teaches community members about behavioral health and how to assist a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is administered until appropriate treatments and supports are received or until the crisis is resolved.

MHFA virtual trainings are best experienced on a laptop or personal computer and require the completion of both the Self-paced Pre-work AND the Virtual Instructor-Led training session to receive the 3-year national certification.

Training Date and Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (10:00am-4:00pm)

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2022 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference

Event Time: April 29, 2022 9:30 am

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Registration is now open for the 15th Annual DBHIDS Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference, taking place virtually on Friday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The theme this year is “Triumph through Tragedy: Finding Ways to Persevere.” The conference will illustrate how faith communities and the City of Philadelphia have partnered to recognize perseverance, strength, and triumphs in the face of prolonged traumas.

Over the course of the last two years, many have been affected by gun violence, COVID-19, economic insecurity, systemic racism, and other hardships. The resulting stress and trauma have taken a toll on our personal wellness. Our conference goal is intended to build on the strengths and tenacity of Philadelphians to address the tragedies our communities have experienced. This year’s conference is a reminder that Philadelphia, a city built on hope and faith, can unite to become victorious.

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People of Color Peer Support Group

Event Time: February 14, 2022 7:00 pm

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The People of Color support group is to support people of color who are finding it difficult to gain support from family and friends. It is a safe place to talk about their diagnosis and medications and side effects.  Each member, if compelled too, shares what is going on with them whether it be personal issues, or how they interact or how people interact with them. At the end of sharing we discuss a topic that relates to mental health, self-kindness or a question of the day.

NAMI Philadelphia will use Zoom to host Online Support Groups. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Prior to attending a NAMI Online Support Group, you’ll need to download the Zoom application on your computer or smartphone.

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Annual MLK Day of Service

Event Time: January 17, 2022 9:30 am

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Every year, DBHIDS supports the country’s largest MLK Day of Service Event at Girard College. This year, in lieu of a resource a job fair, this event will feature COVID testing and vaccination for youth and adults. To ensure Philadelphians have the information they need access to behavioral health services, DBHIDS will provide the event with resource literature, including Boost Your Mood and more.

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World AIDS Day with Action Wellness

Event Time: December 1, 2021 9:00 am

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On social media and online

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Action Wellness continues a public awareness campaign called “Action Heroes Wear Red” to focus attention on the continuing stigma, discrimination, and other issues affecting people living with HIV.
For World AIDS Day, Action Wellness will post Action Hero photos, HIV facts and video messages every hour on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and on the World AIDS Day section of the website.

Peer Career Fair

Event Time: December 2, 2021 10:00 am

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Virtual

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The DBHIDS Certified Peer Specialist Technical Assistance program and the Peer Culture and Community Inclusion unit will host a career fair Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The career fair will give Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Recovery Specialists, Certified Autism Peer Specialists, and all other peers with lived experience an opportunity to connect with employers that have positions available in Philadelphia.

Participants will learn about multiple companies virtually and have direct access to employers. There will also be opportunities to speak one-on-one with employers in virtual breakout rooms.