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MHDD ECHO is a network with real-time access to a team of experts in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities.

The Summer 2020 team includes a psychologist, clinician, applied behavior analyst, parent, and self-advocate guests with personal experience.

Participants can earn CEUs at no cost.

Via Zoom every other Thursday 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Alaska Time) from May 21 to August 27, 2020

Preventing Suicide Through Empowerment Youth with Disabilities

Presenters: Kara Ayers and Leah Smith

 

According to recent reports from the CDC, suicide rates among our nation’s youth have increased 56% since 2007. Further reports shows that youth with disabilities are 4 times more likely to have suicidal ideation than their nondisabled peers. In an effort to address this at-risk but underserved population, we have developed curriculum that will give young people the tools to navigate the ableism and stigma they experience as a person with a disability. We plan to discuss this curriculum along with our current work through the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities, focused on the medical discrimination that people with disabilities often face when seeking mental healthcare in times of crisis.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, 2 PM Eastern Time (New York)

Online Training Modules

We are committed to promoting access to quality mental health care for individuals with developmental disabilities. This is available through accessible training content that centers around the needs and voices of individuals with disabilities. We are committed to amplifying the voices of people with disabilities, reducing communication barriers, acknowledging historical injustices, and promoting accessibility for all.

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