Each one of us has the power to make a difference, together we can bring an end to stigma and discrimination. Become an advocate for stigma reduction by learning more about how to fight stigma in your community.
Tri-City Mental Health Services offers several Mental Health trainings in the community at no cost. That's right, FREE training. These trainings are provided in the cities of Claremont, La Verne and Pomona California.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. It gives you the information necessary to provide help until the appropriate treatment and support is received or until the crisis is resolved. You will learn about various disorders and be able to identify signs, symptoms and risk facts. Upon completion of the course you receive a 3 year certification through the National Council for Behavioral Health. There are specialized trainings available for Youth and Law Enforcement.
Every Day Mental Health is a 2 hour training aimed at teaching participants how common mental illness is and how it impacts everyday living.The most common disorders are discussed along with the warning signs and everyday preventative skills that can make a positive impact on someone's life. This training can be modified to meet the needs of a specific audience such as youth, teens, young adults, seniors etc.
The Recovery Model is a 2 hour training that covers the widely used treatment model. It helps people understand key components of the model. People who take the training will understand that recovery is a process in which people are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in their communities.
The following documentary "A New State of Mind" is available for download and viewing free of cost. The film is narrated by actress Glenn Close and was produced as part of the statewide stigma reduction campaign Each Mind Matters. The documentary highlights stories of Californias in recovery from Mental Health challenges, including gold medal olympian Greg Louganis.
The following video is a TED Talk given by Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand, treat, and prevent mental disorders.