UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

February 2017 Newsletter

Webinar Series | BHCOE Fact | Mental Health Policy | Symposium | In the News

Thank you to everyone who tuned in this month for the BHCOE Spring 2017 Webinar Series premiere with the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity, Jahmal Miller, M.H.A. We had a great turnout! If you participated or watched online, we want your feedback! If you missed it, check out the recording here. 
What did you think?

Register for Our Next Webinar!

Approaches to Culturally Informed Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Asian Americans
March 15, 2017, 11 am PST
Speaker: Nolan Zane, Ph.D.
For a complete list of monthly webinars and to reserve your spot, click here!
Creating and maintaining meaningful relationships across the lifespan could protect your mental health during times of stress.

Mental Health Policy

Congress Repeals Ban on People with Mental Illness from Buying Guns
Congress reversed a recent rule instituted by the Obama administration that prevented certain people with mental illness from buying guns.  The American Association of People with Disabilities explained, “the rule required the names of all SSDI and SSI benefit recipients who use a representative payee to help manage their benefits due to a mental impairment to the National Criminal Background System (NICS).” Numerous mental health advocacy groups and the ACLU disagreed with the Obama-era rule saying that it was not based on evidence.
Save the date: UC Davis Conference May 1

Mental Health Makes the Headlines

Sacramento mayor, Darrell Steinberg, announced a multi-million dollar partnership with Sutter Health to combat homelessness. The city will also apply for matching federal funds to provide wrap-around services like mental health counseling. 
Magdalena Cerda, associate professor at UC Davis, asks, "Specifically, what is it about poor neighborhoods that make people depressed? This study really highlights the role violence plays in affecting mental health."
UC Davis highlights its program for youths experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The county plans to develop an early intervention program, modeled after UC Davis' early psychosis program, focused primarily on youths who are developing mood disorders.

Every Aggie Counts!

Whether you are a UC Davis grateful patient, graduate, faculty, parent, donor or friend, you are part of the UC Davis family. We invite you to join us for UC Davis' first-ever Give Day on April 21-22 because EVERY AGGIE COUNTS!
If you are interested in becoming a social ambassador or challenge gift donor for Give Day, please contact Jennifer Scott, director of development, at jescott@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-5304. Thank you! 
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