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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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Everette Hill

Everyday Democracy

mayor richard j berry

Mayor Richard J. Berry

City of Albuquerque

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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

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 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?
keypad polling
Keypad Polling

Keypad Instructions:

  • Press the button of your choice
  • Please keep the same keypad all day

X

X

one of the most heated debates in new mexico
One of the most heated debates in New Mexico:

220 of 305

  • Red
  • Green
  • Christmas
  • What… I have no idea what this question means?
what is your gender
What is your gender?

244 of 305

  • Female
  • Male
  • Other

Census Data

51%

49%

what is your age
What is your age?

243 of 305

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?

240 of 305

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?

244 of 305

  • 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?

244 of 305

  • 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)

247 of 305

  • 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?

241 of 305

  • 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

239 of 305

  • 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

240 of 305

  • 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

243 of 305

  • 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

238 of 305

  • 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?

243 of 305

  • 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

the definition of mental health
The Definition of Mental Health
  • State of well being where every individual realizes his or her own abilities.
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.
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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 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 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?

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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

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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Devont’e Kurt Watson

Mayor’s Youth Advisor

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.

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

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

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
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?

226 of 305

  • 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?

229 of 305

  • 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 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

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
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Randy Woodcock

United Way of Central New Mexico

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?
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
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

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

206 of 305

  • 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?

201 of 305

  • 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?

204 of 305

  • 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?

211 of 305

  • 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

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Everette Hill

Everyday Democracy

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