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# MentalHealthMatters #Albuquerque. Everette Hill Everyday Democracy. Mayor Richard J. Berry. City of Albuquerque. Senator Pete Domenici. New Mexico. Jasmine Cuffee Spoken Word Artist. Thank you, Steering Committee!. Maria Elena Alvarez, NAMI-Albuquerque

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Mentalhealthmatters albuquerque

  • #MentalHealthMatters #Albuquerque


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Everette Hill

Everyday Democracy


Mayor richard j berry

Mayor Richard J. Berry

City of Albuquerque


Senator pete domenici

SenatorPete Domenici

New Mexico


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Jasmine Cuffee

Spoken Word Artist


Thank you steering committee

Thank you, Steering Committee!

Maria Elena Alvarez, NAMI-Albuquerque

Debra Baca, Youth Development, Inc.

Jim Breen, City of Albuquerque

Felicia Barnum, NAMI-Albuquerque

Gabe Campos, City of Albuquerque


Thank you steering committee1

Thank you, Steering Committee!

Shea Fallick, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

Troy Fernandez, OptumHealth

Dayna Gardner, City of Albuquerque

Elias Gallegos, City of Albuquerque

Sam Howarth, Center for Health at UNM


Thank you steering committee2

Thank you, Steering Committee!

Leslie Kelly, Albuquerque Public Schools

Diana Lopez, Youth Development, Inc.

Kris Meurer, Albuquerque Public Schools

Jim Ogle, NAMI-Albuquerque

Melanie Pohl, United Way of Central New Mexico


Thank you steering committee3

Thank you, Steering Committee!

Ed Rivera, United Way of Central New Mexico

Michael Robertson, City of Albuquerque

Gabe Sanchez, Center for Health Policy at UNM

Cindy Shelton, Behavioral Health Services Dept—NM

Delaney Woodward, City of Albuquerque


Everyday democracy board staff

Everyday Democracy Board & Staff


Today s objectives

Today’s Objectives

Today’s objectives mirror that of the National Dialogue on Mental Health:

  • Get Americans talking about mental health to break down negative attitudes and barriers, and promote timely access to care, recovery and healthy communities

  • Identify, implement, and disseminate innovative community-based solutions to mental health needs, with a focus on helping young people

  • Develop clear steps for communities to move forward in a way that complements existing local initiatives and activities


Agenda

Agenda

  • Table Introductions

  • Who’s In the Room?

  • Session One: Mental Health in the Community

  • Keypad Polling

  • Session Two: Challenges and Key Factors

  • Lunch

  • Session Three: Strategies and Progress to Date, with a Special Focus on our Young People

  • Session Four: Action Ideas for Our Community


Agenda continued

Agenda continued

  • Keypad Polling On Our Themes

  • Mayor Berry Offers Brief Closing Reflections

  • Next steps in the Albuquerque Region


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Eduardo Martinez

Everyday Democracy


How today will work

How Today Will Work

  • Table Discussions

  • Discussion Materials

  • Table Facilitators and Recorders

  • Theme Team

  • Keypad Polling


Share your experiences online

Share Your Experiences Online

  • Hashtag: #MentalHealthMatters #Albuquerque

  • Twitter: @MentalHealthCCS

  • Facebook: facebook.com/creatingcommunitysolutions

  • Online Discussion: www.theciviccommons.com/mentalhealth


Ground rules

Ground Rules

  • Speak openly and honestly

  • Listen carefully and respectfully to each person

  • Keep comments brief and stay focused on task

  • Explore differences respectfully and look for common ground

  • Turn off cell phones


Table introductions

Table Introductions


Table tasks

Table Tasks

  • What is your name?

  • Where do you live?

  • Why are you here?


Table tasks1

Table Tasks

  • Write down your response to the question before you share

  • We’ll have 12 minutes for this task


Table tasks2

Table Tasks

  • What is your name?

  • Where do you live?

  • Why are you here?


Who s in the room

Who’s In The Room?


Keypad polling

Keypad Polling

Keypad Instructions:

  • Press the button of your choice

  • Please keep the same keypad all day

X

X


Polling questions

Polling Questions


One of the most heated debates in new mexico

One of the most heated debates in New Mexico:

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  • Red

  • Green

  • Christmas

  • What… I have no idea what this question means?


What is your gender

What is your gender?

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  • Female

  • Male

  • Other

Census Data

51%

49%


What is your age

What is your age?

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Census Data

7%

8%

15%

13%

14%

12%

12%

  • 15 – 19

  • 20 – 24

  • 25 – 34

  • 35 – 44

  • 45 – 54

  • 55 – 64

  • 65 and better


What is your race or ethnicity

What is your race or ethnicity?

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Census Data

2.4%

3%

48%

5%

69%

4%

  • Asian or Pacific Islander

  • Black or African American

  • Latino / Hispanic

  • Native American or Indian

  • White or Caucasian

  • More than one race

  • Other


What is your highest level of education

What is your highest level of education?

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  • Elementary or Middle School

  • Some High School

  • High School Graduate

  • Some College

  • College Graduate

  • Post-Collegiate Degree


Where do you live

Where do you live?

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  • SW Albuquerque

  • SE Albuquerque

  • NW Albuquerque

  • NE Albuquerque

  • Bernalillo County

  • Sandoval County

  • Torrance County

  • Valencia County

  • Elsewhere NM

  • Outside NM


What is your experience with mental health select all that apply

What is your experience withmental health? (select all that apply)

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  • I am a mental health service provider in the community

  • I have direct experience with mental health issues with a family member or friend

  • I have direct personal experience with mental health issues

  • None of the above


How important to you is the issue of mental health

How important to you is theissue of mental health?

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  • Extremely important

  • Very important

  • Somewhat important

  • Not at all important


It s hard to know who needs mental health care

It’s hard to know who needsmental health care

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  • Strongly Disagree

  • Disagree

  • Somewhat Disagree

  • Neither Agree nor Disagree

  • Somewhat Agree

  • Agree

  • Strongly Agree


Society discriminates against people who have mental illnesses

Society discriminates against people who have mental illnesses

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  • Strongly Disagree

  • Disagree

  • Somewhat Disagree

  • Neither Agree nor Disagree

  • Somewhat Agree

  • Agree

  • Strongly Agree


People can t always get the mental health services and treatment they need

People can’t always get the mentalhealth services and treatment they need

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  • Strongly Disagree

  • Disagree

  • Somewhat Disagree

  • Neither Agree nor Disagree

  • Somewhat Agree

  • Agree

  • Strongly Agree


If we don t treat people with serious mental illnesses they could become a menace to our community

If we don’t treat people with serious mental illnesses they could become a menace to our community

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  • Strongly Disagree

  • Disagree

  • Somewhat Disagree

  • Neither Agree nor Disagree

  • Somewhat Agree

  • Agree

  • Strongly Agree


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How confident are you that the participants in today’s discussion can develop an effective plan to address mental health challenges in our community?

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  • Extremely confident

  • Very confident

  • Somewhat confident

  • Not at all confident


Gabriel r sanchez ph d

Gabriel R. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Directorof the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico


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Photo credit: MarbleStreetStudio.com


The definition of mental health

The Definition of Mental Health

  • State of well being where every individual realizes his or her own abilities.


University of michigan

Mental health issues on a continuum

University of Michigan


Half of mental illness cases begin by age 14 and 3 4 of cases start by age 24

Half of mental illness cases begin by age 14, and 3/4 of cases start by age 24


20 of americans 18 and older will experience a mental health problem this year

20% of Americans 18 and older will experience a mental health problem this year


Situation in new mexico

Situation in New Mexico

  • New Mexicans are unfortunately more likely to be touched by mental health than folks living in other states.

  • I want to focus our attention on the youth with some data showcasing the correlation between suicide and community involvement.


Percentage of high school students who seriously considered attempting suicide

Percentage of High School Students Who Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide


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Percentage of High School Students Who Report Not Having an Adult Outside of Home or School Who Cares About Them


There is fortunately good news

There is Fortunately Good News!

  • Promotion, we can enhance people’s ability to cope and provide a positive sense of well-being.

  • Prevention, we can identify early indicators of problems and promote behaviors to reduce them.

  • Treatment, provides proven methods that reduce or eliminate problem behaviors.

  • Recovery, we can help sustain positive behaviors and hope.


Why you attended today

Themes Team Report

Why You Attended Today


Why are you participating today

Why are you participating today?

  • To raise awareness

  • Our family and friends are affected

  • To remove negative attitudes

  • To learn about issues

  • We care about youth

  • To improve access to services and resources

  • We want to advocate for change

  • We have a professional connection with this issue


Session one mental health in our community

Session OneMental Health in Our Community


Session one mental health in our community1

Session OneMental Health in Our Community

Describe an experience in your life that informs what you believe about mental health.

Why is mental health important to you and to our community?


Session two challenges and key factors

Session TwoChallenges and Key Factors


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Deputy Chief Tige Watson

Albuquerque Fire Department


Information from the albuquerque fire department

Information from the Albuquerque Fire Department

Albuquerque Fire Department responded to over 119,000 calls for service in 2012

Approximately 80% were of a medical nature

Bound by City Ordinance 9-4-4-1

The “25” call designation, Medical Priority Dispatch System


Approximately 3 873 25 call responses in 2012

Approximately 3,873 “25” call responses in 2012


Information from the albuquerque fire department1

Information from the Albuquerque Fire Department

AFD units are primarily trained and equipped to respond to calls for Acute emergencies

A small population of individuals utilizes 911 services disproportionately from the general public

Suffer from difficult health or social circumstances


Information from the albuquerque fire department2

Information from the Albuquerque Fire Department

Ability to address underlying issues

Uncoordinated care consumes valuable public safety and acute care resources

Appropriate destination for best treatment


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24% of people believe that someone with a mental illness is dangerous and 39% believe he or she is unpredictable


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This invisible mark of shame could prevent up to 60% of those with mental illness from seeking treatment


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Bullying, trauma, and negative attitudes towards sexual orientation, discrimination, and cultural differences


Session two challenges and key factors discussion

Session TwoChallenges and Key FactorsDiscussion

  • What stood out for you about our challenges?

  • What are the implications of these mental health challenges for youth and young adults and for our community as a whole?

  • Which are the key factors that most influence mental health in our community?


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Lunch


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Devont’e Kurt Watson

Mayor’s Youth Advisor


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Maria Elena Alvarez

NAMI


Key theme polling

Key Theme Polling

Before we move to the table conversations, we’re going to briefly look back at the themes from the previous discussion round.


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Themes Team Report: Sessions 1 & 2Key Challenges and Factors


Why is mental health important

Why is mental health important?

  • Mental health issues impact families

  • Mental health is as important as physician health

  • Lack of understanding creates barriers in the community

  • Suicide prevention


Why is mental health important1

Why is mental health important?

  • People with mental health issues are sometimes treated poorly

  • It is a cultural and social justice issue

  • Keeps youth from using negative coping mechanisms (drugs, gangs)

  • Improves social and economic conditions


Why is mental health important choose your top three

Why is mental health important? Choose your top three

1. Mental health issues impact families

2. Mental health is as important as physician health

3. Lack of understanding creates barriers in the community

4. Suicide prevention

5. People with mental health issues are sometimes treated poorly

6. It is a cultural and social justice issue

7. Keeps youth from using negative coping mechanisms (drugs, gangs)

8. Improves social and economic conditions


Beliefs

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Beliefs

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  • 2

  • 3

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  • 5

  • 6

  • 7

  • 8


Obstacles

Obstacles

  • People turning to substances to self-medicate

  • Lack of services

  • People turn to the streets for help

  • Health care system

  • Negative attitudes prevent people from seeking treatment

  • Inappropriate/ineffective treatment


Obstacles choose your top three

Obstacles – Choose your top three

1. People turning to substances to self-medicate

2. Lack of services

3. People turn to the streets for help

4. Health care system

5.Negative attitudes prevent people from seeking treatment

6. Inappropriate/ineffective treatment


Why important

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Why Important

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Key factors influencing mental health in our community

Key factors influencing mental health in our community

  • Lack of resources, knowledge, awareness, and training

  • Affordability of care with or without insurance

  • Negative perceptions of mental health illness

  • Perceptions about race, culture, class or religion


Key factors influencing mental health in our community1

Key factors influencing mental health in our community

  • Community support and relationships

  • Poor coordination of services, and fragmented care

  • Healthy environments that promote mental health


Key factors influencing mental health in our community choose top three

Key factors influencing mental health in our community – Choose top three

  • Lack of resources, knowledge, awareness, and training

  • Affordability of care with or without insurance

  • Negative perceptions of mental health illness

  • Perceptions about race, culture, class or religion

  • Community support and relationships

  • Poor coordination of services, and fragmented care

  • Healthy environments that promote mental health


Why important1

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Why Important

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  • 7


Polling questions1

Polling Questions


Approximately how many americans will have a mental health problem in any given year

Approximately how many Americans will have a mental health problem in any given year?

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  • One in five

  • One in ten

  • One in twenty

  • One in fifty


During what phase of life do most adult mental illnesses begin

During what phase of life do most adult mental illnesses begin?

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  • When people are children or young adults

  • After 25 years of age


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How likely is it that a person seeking to recover from mental illness can do so with a combination of therapy, medical help, and continued support?

222 of 305

  • Extremely likely

  • Very likely

  • Somewhat likely

  • Not at all likely


People with mental illness have a propensity toward violent acts

People with mental illness have a propensity toward violent acts.

234 of 305

  • True

  • False


People with mental illness are much more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violence

People with mental illness are much more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violence.

234 of 305

  • True

  • False


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Session ThreeStrategies and progress to date, especially for supporting young people and young adults


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Robin Dozier Otten

Family and Community Services Department City of Albuquerque


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Why focus on youth?


Albuquerque services for youth and young adults

Albuquerque Services for Youth and Young Adults

  • UNM Children’s Psychiatric Center

  • Youth Development, Inc

  • Hogares

  • All Faith’s Home

  • UNM Behavioral Health Programs  

  • St. Martin’s Hospitality Center  

  • New Mexico Solutions


Session three discussion strategies especially for young people

Session Three - DiscussionStrategies, especially for young people

  • What is working to address mental health challenges in our community? What 2-3 strategies do we need?

  • Identify 2-3 strategies particular to youth and young adults that we need


Session four actions in our community

Session FourActions in Our Community


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Randy Woodcock

United Way of Central New Mexico


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What steps do we want to take in our community?


Building an action plan

Building an action plan

  • Mental Health

  • Substance Abuse


Session four discussion actions in our community

Session Four - DiscussionActions in Our Community

  • What top two actions do you think we should take as a community to improve mental health for all?

  • What three or four actions will you take as an individual or family member to promote mental health?


Sing along

Sing-along


Polling top strategies

Polling: Top Strategies


Polling improving mental health actions

Polling: Improving Mental Health Actions


Possible strategies for the community

Possible strategies for the community

  • Increase mental health education for community-based professionals

  • Strengthen existing resources that work

  • Improve continuity of care

  • Create better services for crisis prevention and intervention

  • Improve awareness of mental health


Possible strategies for the community choose top three

Possible strategies for the community – Choose top three

  • 1. Increase mental health education for community-based professionals

  • 2. Strengthen existing resources that work

  • 3. Improve continuity of care

  • 4. Create better services for crisis prevention and intervention

  • 5. Improve awareness of mental health


Session 3

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Possible strategies for youth and young adults

Possible strategies for youth and young adults

  • Promote healthy activities: getting outdoors, arts, etc.

  • Foster positive relationships between youth and adults

  • Build awareness through transit ads, billboards, PSAs and social media

  • Strengthen youth leadership and peer-to-peer support

  • Bring services to youth where they are, including schools, youth centers, malls, etc.

  • Teaching training and mental health education in schools

  • Create safe places for youth

  • Early childhood intervention


Possible strategies for youth and young adults choose top three

Possible strategies for youth and young adults – Choose top three

1. Promote healthy activities: getting outdoors, arts, etc.

2. Foster positive relationships between youth and adults

3. Build awareness through transit ads, billboards, PSAs and social media

4. Strengthen youth leadership and peer-to-peer support

5. Bring services to youth where they are, including schools, youth centers, malls, etc.

6. Teaching training and mental health education in schools

7. Create safe places for youth

8. Early childhood intervention


Additional

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Additional

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Polling evaluation

Polling: Evaluation


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Overall, did the discussion help you better understand mental health challenges in your local community?

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  • It was extremely helpful

  • It was somewhat helpful

  • It was not very helpful

  • It was not at all helpful


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As a result of the table discussions you participated in today have your views changed about addressing the mental health challenges facing our community?

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  • Changed - a lot more optimistic

  • Changed - a little more optimistic

  • Did not change my views

  • Changed - a little more pessimistic

  • Changed - a lot more pessimistic


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How confident are you that the participants in today’s discussion can develop an effective plan to address mental health challenges in our community?

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  • Extremely confident

  • Very confident

  • Somewhat confident

  • Not at all confident


What is your level of satisfaction with the meeting today

What is your level of satisfaction with the meeting today?

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  • Very low

  • Low

  • Medium

  • High

  • Very high


Community action ideas

Community action ideas

  • Create a statewide mental health initiative

  • Create community initiative to secure funding

  • Media campaign to raise awareness about issues and resources

  • More mental health providers at places accessible to youth


Community action ideas continued

Community action ideas -continued

  • More community conversations

  • Create a statewide mental health hotline

  • Advocate for policy change (letters, watchdogs, etc.)

  • Leverage partnership to reduce fragmentation between providers


Community action ideas choose top three

Community action ideas – Choose top three

1. Create a statewide mental health initiative

2. Create community initiative to secure funding

3. Media campaign to raise awareness about issues and resources

4. More mental health providers at places accessible to youth

5. More community conversations

6. Create a statewide mental health hotline

7. Advocate for policy change (letters, watchdogs, etc.)

8. Leverage partnership to reduce fragmentation between providers


Additional1

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Final Reflections from Mayor Berry


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Everette Hill

Everyday Democracy


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Thank you!


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