CEU/CME Conference

At the Mindscape: Behavioral Health Today Conference, Tropical Texas Behavioral Health sets out to provide a one day learning opportunity for professionals in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding area to hear the latest in behavioral health and integrated primary care. Learn more about our 2017 Keynote Speaker at www.toniercain.com.

Mindscape Behavioral Health Today LogoAt the Mindscape: Behavioral Health Today Conference, Tropical Texas Behavioral Health sets out to provide a one day learning opportunity for professionals in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding area to hear the latest in behavioral health and integrated primary care. Our Keynote speaker, Tonier Cain, is a leading advocate for trauma-informed care in mental health facilities and the prison system. She is the former team leader for the national Center for Trauma-Informed Care with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors as well as a consumer advocate that speaks all over the world on trauma, incarceration, and recovery.   “Her experience illustrates the consequences that untreated trauma has on individuals and society at large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration.”  Excerpt from www.toniercain.com

Ms. Cain will be followed by Dr. Janis Tondora, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Tondora will discuss Person Centered Care: A Critical Ingredient in Healing.  For the first time, TTBH will have a “Trauma of Victimization/Bullying Institute” coordinated by Dr. Ricardo Irizarry.  The Institute will include survey results from local middle school and high school students.  It will be a day packed full of learning!

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Our Keynote speaker, Tonier Cain, is a leading advocate for trauma-informed care in mental health facilities and the prison system. She is the former team leader for the national Center for Trauma-Informed Care with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors as well as a consumer advocate that speaks all over the world on trauma, incarceration, and recovery.   “Her experience illustrates the consequences that untreated trauma has on individuals and society at large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration.”  Excerpt from www.toniercain.com

Ms. Cain will be followed by Dr. Janis Tondora, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Tondora will discuss Person Centered Care: A Critical Ingredient in Healing.  For the first time, TTBH will have a “Trauma of Victimization/Bullying Institute” coordinated by Dr. Ricardo Irizarry.  The Institute will include survey results from local middle school and high school students.  It will be a day packed full of learning!

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

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 When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get to the help they may need. Mental Health First Aiders can even save lives.

 

If a co-worker were having a mental health crisis, would you know what to do? Do you think you’d even recognize the signs? Most people know someone that has a mental illness, but as a community, our understanding of its prevalence, consequences and treatment is lacking.

Mental illness is beginning to shake its undeserved stigma, and treatment options are becoming more accessible. The millions of people who are living happy healthy lives by getting help and managing their mental illness can attest to the progress we’ve seen in the last several years. Still, we have a long way to go to ensure that everyone that needs help can get it. World Mental Health Day, October 10, provides a great opportunity to get America and the Rio Grande Valley on the right track, and a simple, one-day training called Mental Health First Aid is perhaps the easiest way for each of us to start.

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956-289-7000

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601 West 6th Street
956-968-8551

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800-813-1233

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
956-289-7233