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A Focus 2.0 on Extreme Heat and Mental Health

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! In this issue, CAFE TAC discusses the unique threat that extreme heat poses to people with serious mental health conditions due to a number of factors, including the effects of psychiatric medications. We also share updates on supported education research and federal action on mental health parity, and ask for your input on the direction of our ongoing innovative recovery practices webinar series. You’ll once again find our regular “Capacity Corner” column on organizational challenges, which talks about donor relations this time. Find the latest Focus 2.0 newsletter here!

Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a free webinar on peer-run warmlines and the 988 national crisis line, “Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?” View the recording here! With the advent of the three-digit 988 crisis call number, questions are emerging about the differences between peer-run warmlines and 988, how these two systems relate to each other, and even whether or not both are needed. In this webinar, we dig into peer-run warmlines and sit with commonly asked questions such as: Should calls be transferred between peer-run warmlines and 988? How do peer lines respond to people …

Family Mental Health: Tips, Strategies, and a Great New Resource

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a free webinar on how families and caregivers can support recovery and wellness for their family members with mental health conditions, “Family Mental Health: Tips, Strategies, and a Great New Resource.” View the recording here! A serious mental health condition can be difficult to navigate, both for the person that lives with it, and for the family members and caregivers that surround them. Too often, family members’ desire to help and fix things can feel coercive to people in distress and create distance and frustration instead of healing and understanding. That can leave both …

About The CAFE TA Center

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

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