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CNMHC regional website as a self help, recovery, advocacy and overcoming stigma tool. PowerPoint presented With some time for Q&A—90 minutes long. Target audiences of this presentation. Are individual consumers, consumer-run businesses and consumer advocates.
With some time for Q&A—90 minutes long
Are individual consumers, consumer-run businesses and consumer advocates.
Attendees do not need any special knowledge of internet but should be familiar with the computer and using email.
Chuck Hughes is a consumer activist based in Santa Barbra. He has served consumers on MH, MHSA as well as Community based organizations panels and committees. He is also the current web manager of the CNMHC South Region, CNMHC Far South Region and CNMHC Far North websites and the web master of a number of consumer Yahoo Groups.
At South Region meeting ‘08
At protest and rally in Los Angeles, January 16, 2009
navigate south region findingourvoices Y!G discussion group
Information is key to empowerment…
Most expect to find information online….Information that consumers seek….Many now turn to the Internet first…
CNMHC South Regional Internet site is a highly interactive, single information place where Mental Health consumers, can go to easily access a wide variety of important information. The resources in this "virtual community" include a fast, comprehensive Consumer/Survivor Resource Directory; links to pertinent Web sites from across the nation; comprehensive, easy-to-use consumer message boards; a political advocacy tool; and many others.
Network of Care is sponsored by an innovation grant from the State of California in partnership with county governments and Trilogy Integrated Resources Inc
More MH Clients are online all the time……
Consumers, Activists and Advocates
Van networking with peers at Santa Barbara’s Peer Recovery Center
“With over 60% of Wellness Centers now having Internet access and 40% of Consumers having been online for more than three years, the Internet has become a mainstream Advocacy and information tool.”
Retail markets are becoming saturated with old desktop and laptop computers, many Wellness Centers and Recovery Centers are providing computers to their clients. Advocacy support centers funded through MHSA also provide computer access.
Most states now have consumer Empowerment web sites. Soon, CNMHC will have consumer interactive websites for each region.
Regional interactive web sites like the South can be global meeting place where clients from all parts of the region can come together.
When thinking about reaching people, we can’t ignore the computer.
Using the term “cnmhc”
On Google add the term “south”
Will also place SR on the top 3 returns
Will place SR on the top 3 returns
Search CNMHC south region
Once on your site depress key F-6
Then click on down arrow for a drop down bookmark menu
Second line boldly proclaims our region
There is a Google search box on most South Region pages
There is a row of links to all the South Region pages
There is a link on all pages to the Clients network main site
There is a photo aggregator that randomly changes photos very time the page is loaded
There are also links to LACCC, Ventura and Santa Barbara consumer sites
The most Important News Alerts are posted on this pageHOME PAGE
First line is our organization name
There is also a index of consumer Empowerment opportunities
There is a description of who we are and lings to local whither
Clicking on an Empowerment Alert link will take you to more details of the alert
At the bottom of the home page are two more aggregators; on the blue one you can scroll through recant post on our FOV news group
On green are the lasts dispatches from Sharon Kuehn, CNMHC Executive Director
There is also a link that will take you to a form to submit corrections to this site at.
On the left hand side of each page are rows of links leading to more informative pages packed full of useful information.
A MH news aggregator
With link to braking news
Links to current local and national Consumer advocacy article and issues
Information about national forums that you need to know
Brief descriptions with links to information of Empowering events that you can apply for funding to attend.
Such as if you clicked on the MHSA Workforce Education and Training (WET)link a PDF doc like this one will come up
Has links to many of the CNMHC position papers. Clicking on a link will bring up a document file of the position paper.
MHSA Status Report
The CNMHC Clients taking the lead PwoerPoint Tutorial
Information for Clients and Survivors to attend State-level MHSA Meeting, links to the official MHSAOACOn our MHSA Page
Contact information for Delphine Brody, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Director of the California Network of Mental Health Clients (CNMHC),
Includes; a historical presentation preceding MHSA
California Mental Health Services Act - Five Years and more MHSA information.
On The resource page is a list of trainings sponsored by the CNMHC with links to contact information
On the Unique Resources page are links to online free trainings by the University of Pittsburgh
Information about how to seek funding to attend the conference
"Successful leaders have thecourage to take action whileothers hesitate."
With links to free online Supercources on how to be an Effective Advocate
Link to South Region Message boards on
Network of Care
Any one that lands on this South Region sit can participate on this NC message board
Link to our very own South Region Yahoo! Group called Finding Our Voices
Only those who are pre approved can post on Finding Our Voices on Yahoo! Groups
A participant button
Each Topic has its own page
The first message is on top
Replies are indented & listed below the original message
New subjects are listed below in chronological order & are un-indented
You can get there by linking from South Region site or by use the search term cnmhc on Yahoo! Groups
You can read informative messages that other have posted with out joining. However to send messages you must first Join Y!Gs and FOV group.
You join by clicking on the join button.
This is a participate button
Look for this bottom on some of the pages. It allows you to inter events on the sits calendar section and participate on South region Discussion boards.
After clicking on the participate you get a sigh in box
New users click New User tab
New users to a Network of Care are required to fill out and submitting a registration form only once.
If you forget your pass word a new one will be emailed to you by Network of Care.
You may create a personal profile that others can see.
This form should take less than 2 minuets to fill out and submit
After joining Network of Care you can participate on the South Region website members must fill out one more form before you can add content on the South region site.
This form should take less than 30 secants to fill out
The South Region website is currently set so consumer leaders, after being approved by regional Coordinator, may publish content directly to pages.
Leaders also have the ability to approve content that is suggested by other regional members.
On NoC websites only site administrators are allowed to add events to calendars.
In response SR uses a remote hosted calendar where all members can access and enter events on.
Anyone who lands on any NoC Message Boards are allowed to post messages
The same page will come up in editing format
First you click on
Then you click on edit this page
Then you decide where you want the post to paper
Click where you want the posting to appear
Then click the done button it will take you to a layout page
Once you have clicked on the layout you want for your posting, the Publish Content page will appear.
Here you can publish your information to your layout, thus to your posting and your web site.
This page guides you through publishing your content through text entry fields.
Fill out the publishing form.Based on the layout you have chosen, a publishing form will be crated to allow you to type in text or upload images and files.
Enter text for your posting
Attach a fill to your posting
Enter a posting name
Enter a caption for your file
Enter a title
Click continue to view the posting you just made
Click done to take you to the page that you just entered a now posting on
One that all consumers can add content to and view
The other one that leaders can add events to that everyone can view
When an event comes up in your county or region, any member can share that information online in minutes…
California Network of Mental Health Clients have developed regional interactive web sites.
South site is at: