NAMI Sacramento Teacher Town Hall
Webinar: Town Hall for Teachers
- Are you an educator looking for some information about your students challenges with their mental health?
- Are you looking for tips on how to work with the families of your kids?
- Are you concerned about your own mental health?
When: Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 PM on Zoom
Brandy Jones-Thomas, LMFT
Brandy has been a licensed LMFT since 2014. Brandy is also a disabled veteran of the US Air Force, gulf war era. Brandy has been a practicing clinician since 2010, with experience in outpatient care, private practice settings and community mental health agencies. Brandy has worked with diverse populations including adults, children, couples and families. Brandy is a full-time professor and Department chair in a local community college, teaching human services and social work since 2018. Brandy is also a former NAMI Sacramento Board Member, managing her mental wellness through depression, trauma and anxiety for more than 15 years.
In addition to being a mother to an adult son living with a mental illness, Ms. Hunter is a Family Advocate for NAMI where she promotes and protects the best interests, rights and responsibilities of the Family Caregiver by providing the required knowledge, resources and tools needed when caring for a loved one with a mental illness. She also advises the Family Caregiver on the importance and significance of creating and adhering to a self-care regime which will provide the reinforcement Family Caregivers require as to avoid caregiver burnout.
Sabrina was diagnosed with generalized anxiety and panic disorder at the age of 10, it was life-changing and completely turned my world and my family’s world upside down. She started going to therapy to learn coping mechanisms to help her day-to-day life. Sabrina feels that therapy and medicine don’t receive enough discussion and that’s why she has become an “Ending the Silence” speaker. We have to talk and normalize the conversation around mental health disorders and she is proud to work alongside NAMI and help make that change.
Angela is the Vice President of Strategic Engagement at NAMI California. She has extensive experience in mental health programming focused on community engagement, advocacy, and training, having worked in both public and private sectors with consumers and family members. Prior to joining NAMI California, she worked for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and United Advocates for Children and Families. Ms. Brand holds a degree in Sociology from Arizona State University.
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
See the links below for the documents referred to during the meeting:De-escalation tips
NAMI Handout Changing Language
Suicide Prevention flyer