World Mental Health Day

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October 10 is World Mental Health Day.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes October 10 as World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

August 31 is International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day

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International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. In alignment with this observance, the California Opioid Prevention Network is releasing an Overdose Prevention 101 Guide. More information is available at a webinar on Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. PT

Addressing Stigma and Substance Use Disorders

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This course, designed to serve a broad audience including health care and behavioral health administrators and supervisors, direct care providers of behavioral health service and students in pre-service classes, provides content valuable for myriad professionals to consider in their day-to-day work when serving people with substance use disorders. The topics selected provide content identified in the literature as critical and will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the nature and context of stigma.