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Networking Meeting This Thursday
February 13, 
6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern)

You Don't Look Sick!  A Personal Perspective on the Invisible People with Mental Disabilities
 
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Maryam Husamudeen, our APS User Support Specialist, shares her perspective in trying to support others by giving the support she was not receiving for herself because she was living with an "invisible" disability. ('You Don't Look Sick!) 

People have stereotypes about what mental disabilities look like. But when things like abuse happen "behind closed doors," those who appear to 'have it all together' may actually be the ones in most need of support.

There are many reasons people don't talk about what's happening: fear, shame, not wanting to burden others, or just not having  people who feel safe to talk to. All of these things can cause people to suffer in silence. But nobody deserves to live in fear or shame. 

Maryam will share some of her personal story and then lead a discussion that invites those with related experiences with "feeling invisible" or issues that they have a hard time talking about and the effects those have on their wellbeing.
 

Connection information: 
Join by computer:  https://zoom.us/j/279143580

Join by phone: 646 876 9923 
Meeting ID: 279 143 580


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Why not join our online group every Thursday!


Our Networking Meetings are online (video conference) every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and include an educational topic led by one of our group members. Once per month we hold a brainstorming session to plan the program for the next month (or two). 

Upcoming Topics Include: 

February 20: Table Talk with Providers, by Cheryl Riley and Denise Ranaghan.
Getting a seat at the table beyond being the token (or an item on the menu),

February 27: Building Our Personalized Recovery Toolbox: Digital and Community Resources, by Sarah Drake. Exploring phone apps, websites, and common community resources for sustaining self-care and wellness. 

March 5: Monthly Brainstorming and Planning Session
Announcements for this Week


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Now Open)
SURVIVING RACE NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH
WEBINAR FEB 26, 1 PM EST
Learn More

February 12, 4:30-6:00 pm

Ongoing Employment Support & Education Meeting (Ronkonkoma)
Collaborative Documentation with Emily Vaianella, NYCPS
Learn more

February 13, 10:00 - 1:00 am
Regional Forum - Preparing for Legislative Day (Buffalo)
NYAPRS -WNY
RSVP

February 13, 11:00 am (Eastern)
Webinar: The Role of Technology in Peer Support Services with Karen Fortuna
Central East MHTTC
Register

February 13, 6:00-7:00 pm
Weekly Online Networking Meeting
You Don't Look Sick: Personal Perspective on Stereotypes of People with Mental Disabilities
Academy of Peer Services, Virtual Learning Community
Join the Community 

February 13, 7:00-8:30 pm
Healing Connections - Live Support Group (Ronkonkoma)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Flyer

February 15 and 16, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Healing Connections -  Online Support Group
(Saturday and Sunday)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Flyer

February 15 - Ongoing Invitation to Participate
"One Classification Counts" survey of peer worker job titles.
National Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS)
Learn more   |   Take the survey

February 19, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Peer Learning Collaborative (Rochester)
CORE Center
Register to attend

February 20, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
ASAP Peer Recovery Exam Prep workshop (Rochester)
Recovery Coach University
Register to attend

February 20, 3:30-5:00 pm
Long Island Peer Networking Group (Ronkonkoma)
The Importance of Empathetic Listening, with Kyle Karpilovsky
Learn more

February 20, 6:00-7:00 pm (Webinar)
Take Action: Implement Workforce Diversity Strategies to Effectively Address Disparities in Mental Health
Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Register

February 20, 6:00-7:00 pm 
Weekly Online Networking Meeting
Table Talk: Getting a Seat at the Table with Providers
Academy of Peer Services, Virtual Learning Community
Join the Community 

February 20, 7:00-8:30 pm

Healing Connections – Live Support Group
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Flyer

February 22 and 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Healing Connections –  Online Support Group
(Saturday and Sunday)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Flyer
 

Virtual Community Calendar

The Calendar is updated regularly with events (like those listed above) and even more.  Check it out and get involved! 
Calendar

February Ongoing Events

For ongoing programs, click here.
For a Winter Wellness Planner, click here.
For the February 2020 Words of Wellness, click here. 
For the February MHTTC Pathways (Newsletter), click here.
 

Virtual Community Job Bank

The Certification Board is seeking a new Director.
NYAPRS is seeking a new Administrative Assistant.
View the Job Bank for these and over 150+ new job openings in New York State.
Job Bank

Webinar Series



Faces and Places of Peer Support is a series of webinars (and recordings) by the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Learning Community in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs.

Save the Date: 
February 27 | 12:00 Noon for the next in the series
NRCIL Jail Diversion Program
(Details coming soon)



To view recordings of past webinars and much more, visit: https://aps-community.org/faces-places-webinar-series/
Join us this Thursday and Share Your Experiences
 
Connection information:

Join by computer:  https://zoom.us/j/279143580
Join by phone: 646 876 9923 US

Meeting ID: 279 143 580

 


Virtual Community Website: https://aps-community.org/
Academy of Peer Services: https://www.academyofpeerservices.org/




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