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Living Waters Inc- Southeast Coalition Announces a Mental Health Summit

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - s4story -- Living Waters is excited to announce their Mental Health Summit. The topic for this year's summit is Advancing Equitable Mental Health Outcomes for Racially/Ethnically Diverse Populations.

Disparities based on culture, race, and ethnicity impact the delivery, quality of care, and outcomes in mental health. Our communities require targeted outreach and engagement strategies along with treatment and services that are tailored to their backgrounds, families, and communities to improve their mental health.

Event Sponsors are UNC Charlotte and Cardinal Health. Event Supporter is the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

In 2020, the Mental Health Summit focused on building community connections with faith and community for mental health. We brought together over 150 individuals to discuss common concerns about accessing mental health care and ways to work together to support mental health consumers, their families, and caregivers.

This year's summit aims to advance equitable mental health outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations. It is in partnership with the following units at UNC Charlotte including the School of Social Work, Department of Counseling, Urban Education Collaborative, and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. The summit will provide intentional space for interaction between UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, local organizations, leaders, legislators, and community members. Over 300 attendees will hear from expert speakers in behavioral health, along with researchers, practitioners, clinicians, health system leaders, and civic leaders. They will also engage in critical conversations about moving forward to achieve equitable outcomes in mental health.

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Attendees will be equipped with the following concerning racially/ethnically diverse populations:
>  Specific strategies for promoting equitable mental health outcomes
>  Increased knowledge about evidence-based practices
>  Access to inclusive resources to support mental wellness
>  An understanding of implications for education, practice, and intervention

Event Details:

This event is a half-day virtual summit with expert speakers, interactive breakout sessions, moderated panel discussion, audience Q&A, and an exhibitor hall for attendees to meet and connect with local and statewide organizations.

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (check-in and exhibitions begin at 8:00am)

Target audience:
*  Health Professionals and Administrators
*  Community Faith-based and Faith-based organizations
*  City, County, and State Personnel
*  Public Health Practitioners
*  Local Health Organizations
*  Educators and Researchers
*  Students
*  Traditional Health Workers
*  Faith Leaders

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Panel Discussion: Bridges and Barriers To Achieving Equitable Outcomes in Mental Health

Breakout Sessions: Strategies towards achieving equity in mental health care for:

*  Hospital systems
*  University
*  Community-Based Organizations and Practitioners
*  Clients and Families
*  Faith-Based Communities

For more information, go to https://www.livingwatersfa.com

Joan Been

Source: Living Waters FA
Filed Under: Health

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