Posted on May 9th, 2022
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are teaming up to present a series of free webinars this May to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Wednesday May 11th- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
SAMHSA and HUD will introduce SAMHSA’s new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The webinar will also address suicide prevention for youth and the BIPOC community, in addition to touching on substance use.
May 18th, 2022- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
SAMHSA and HUD will focus on reducing stigma associated with mental health, to encourage those with potential mental health issues to seek professional help. This webinar will also concentrate on the BIPOC community, addressing stigma specific to these populations.
May 25th, 2022- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
SAMHSA and HUD will examine how to address mental health issues in post-COVID America. Besides the physical toll the pandemic took on Americans, it has also greatly affected our nation’s mental health. This webinar will discuss how to handle and move past multiple co-occurring pandemics, using a mental health focus on substance use disorder, housing, work, education, and transportation, among other relevant topics.