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Case Managers to Care Coordinators: Updating a Job Title in Honor of the Dignity of Those We Serve and the Legacy of Jay Mahler

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month and the legacy of Jay Mahler, Hume Center is proud to announce that we have changed the titles of our Case Managers to now be called Care Coordinators. Our Care Coordinator positions also include Peer Specialists, Family Partners, Housing Specialists, Substance Use Specialists, Rapid Resolution Specialists, and Housing Navigators. Of the several reasons for this change, one of the driving forces is our agreement with this statement that Jay Mahler famously advocated: "I am not a case. I am do not need to be managed."
 
We are excited about this upgrade to more a empowering job title, as it better reflects the dignity of those we serve, their agency in their lives, and their expertise in their suffering, healing, and recovery.
 
If you didn't get the honor of getting to know Jay, please click here to watch a video of Jay Mahler and Sandy Zinman called Every Mind Matters or read this column on his life and legacy.

Act Now! Website Allows Feedback to be Sent Directly to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Behavioral Health Leadership

Use the new Act Now! website to send your feedback directly to the Board of Supervisors and Dr. Tribble, Colleen Chawla, and Susan Muranshi!
 
In honor of May's Mental Health Awareness, there has been an effort to elevate the voices of the community in support of funding increase for CBOs. The Behavioral Health Collaborative of Alameda County has created a focused website that enables CBO staff and community members to send letters directly to the Board of Supervisors, with copies to Dr. Tribble, Colleen Chawla, and Susan Muranishi.
 
Let your voice be heard! Simply fill out the form and hit send. A letter will be automatically generated and sent to every member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors urging them to take action on this mental health state of emergency in our County. You will also be alerted to our progress with the board and about events that you can join to show your support. Website here:  https://actnow.bhcollaborative.org   
 
Act Now! has been created to give clinicians, support staff, clients, their families, and the Alameda County community a voice in this critical debate for funding. Your voice is an important part of helping people in our community who need and deserve access to mental health and substance use treatment resources. 

Love Conquers All: A World Premier Film Event to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!

We invite and encourage you to attend the Love Conquers All film premiere, which the Hume Center is sponsoring, that is in celebration of mental health awareness month. 
 
Inspired by real life struggles, Love Conquers All is a film that explores the effects of trauma and turmoil on an individual’s mental state. This film was created first and foremost to illuminate the topic of mental health. It also emphasizes the importance of being aware of your own mental journey, and being willing to seek help when needed.
 
In conjunction with musical performances, live art, and the world premiere of the film, this event will also include a panel of health professionals and entrepreneurs who will answer questions about and provide insight into the topic of mental health, and the ways in which it affects our everyday lives. Therefore, outside of entertainment, this event will serve as a community driven, solutions based intervention regarding the culture and realities of mental health.
 
*World premiere of the film, Love Conquers All
*Live music from Casey Veggies and Basi Vibe
*Engage with a panelists of health professionals
*Enjoy live art from local artists and products from local businesses
*Formal dress code preferred
 
Event Details:
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: 935 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA 94710.  
Ticket price: $25 pre-sale / $30 at the door 
Dress Code: Formal/Business casual
You may purchase tickets at www.nellynellproductions.com