TA Coalition Webinar: A Whole Person Approach to Working with Individuals who are Living with Serious Mental Illnesses

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health, took place Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:30pm Eastern Time called “A Whole Person Approach to Working with Individuals who are living with Serious Mental Illness.”

  

Description:  This webinar will discuss strategies for developing and implementing a whole person approach when serving individuals who are living with serious mental illness (SMI). Key considerations include access to basic needs and social determinants of health when treating and managing SMI; access to community-based supports to reduce barriers to resources; and access to peer support through Warm Lines and other crisis service systems. 

Allie Franklin, CEO of Crisis Connections, will provide an overview of the whole person/integrated care approach to treating SMI and the types of crisis line services provided by Crisis Connections. She will also discuss best practices in leveraging technology to coordinate care and connect to resources in the community. Topher Jerome, Director of Lived Experience Integration at Jaspr Health, will focus on strategies for incorporating peer support services in crisis line systems. As a person with lived experience, he offers a unique perspective and expertise around the impact of peer support in behavioral health. Karis Grounds, Vice President of Health and Community Impact at 2-1-1 San Diego, will discuss how community information exchanges can leverage resource databases to improve referrals and care coordination with community services, as well as promote cross-sector collaboration to improve whole health.  

Presenters

•Allie Franklin, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer of Crisis Connections 

•Topher Jerome, Director of Lived Experience Integration at Jaspr Health

•Karis Grounds, MPH, Vice President of Health and Community Impact at 2-1-1 San Diego

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org.

 

Thank you!

 

**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar. 

 

 

Date: 
08/11/2020
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