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Mental Health, Social Isolation, Food and Nutrition Security. What is the Connection? - Shared screen with speaker view
Charita James (she/her)
30:41
Welcome everyone!
Erica Ayers
30:43
Hello from SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Sue Kamp
31:06
Sue Kamp, Vermont Department of Health
Olubukola Alonge - Maryland
31:45
Olubukola Alonge, Maryland Department of Health
Vish Vasani
32:00
Thank you for holding space for that, Mara.
Nancy Bacon
32:04
Nancy Bacon, MCH Service, Okla. State Dept. of Health
Phil Bors, Healthy Places by Design
32:19
Hello everyone! Phil Bors, Healthy Places by Design. Joining from Pittsboro, NC
Patrilie Hernandez
33:15
Thanks Mara! Glad to be in partnership with you
Kathrine E. Wright, PhD, MPH [NV]
34:45
Kathrine Wright, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Food Security
Charita James (she/her)
35:28
SPINE Program website: https://chronicdisease.org/spine-program/BRIC Program website: https://chronicdisease.org/bric/
Joann Donnelly (she/her)
36:10
Welcome everyone!
Joann Donnelly (she/her)
36:16
Questions welcome any time
Zoom Support Tech
37:51
Debbie F. Plotnick, MSS, MLSP is the Executive Vice President for State and Federal Advocacy at Mental Health America (MHA). Debbie is recognized as a national thought leader contributing expertise on a wide range of topics in behavioral health to local, state and federal policy makers, works with national legislator groups as topic expert,serves on task forces, provides background for investigative reporting, and is regularly interviewed by the media.
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37:59
In her role at Mental Health America, Debbie provides leadership for grassroots and legislative advocacy across the MHA affiliate network and to national legislator groups. She coordinates the efforts of the Regional Policy Council (RPC), which focuses on state-level initiatives for equal access to behavioral health care, a full continuum of treatment and services, criminal justice diversion and deflection, and the value of prevention and early intervention
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38:05
Her most recent projects include working with the firearm owning community to promote mental health screening and training in suicide prevention for adolescents and adults.
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38:12
Debbie holds three degrees from Bryn Mawr College: an AB in political science; dual master’s degrees in Social Service (MSS) and Law and Social Policy (MLSP). Informing her perspective and her passion, are the people she works with and for, her own lived experience with depression, as a family member to those with mental health challenges, and her dedication to mental health systems advocacy
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Bethany HendricksonBethany Hendrickson is a Program Manager at Leah's Pantry focusing on Nutrition Security. She is passionate about taking a holistic, dignified, client-centered approach to healthy hunger relief in all types of food settings. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley. Bethany loves hiking, baking with her 2 young kids, and exploring the small towns of California.
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38:30
Amy Ellings, MPH is the Healthy Eating Active Living Program Manager at Washington State Department of Health. She works to make it easier for people to eat healthy and be active where they live, learn, work and play. Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from State University of New York at Oneonta. She received her MPH from Portland State University. She has worked in the public health field for over 10 years, and in the Department of Health for 9 years. Amy writes a Department of Health blog, “Adventures in Health,” where she shares her family’s journey to eat healthy and be active, and connects everyday situations to a wider context of how the environment shapes choices.
Lauren Kelsey
39:27
Hug my kids. Cry.
Sue Kamp
39:28
journaling
April Anderson
39:29
Exercise
Katie Bartko
39:31
Go for a walk
Vish Vasani
39:33
I got up and went for a short walk outside for 5 minutes. It was beautiful and sunny.
Michaelene Bingham
39:34
Get out in the sunshine
lauran larson
39:37
Just went to lunch with former colleagues and had the best time
WV - Ash Litton
39:38
Last night I started my first solo 3D design for printing at our local library
Amy Ellings, she/her, WA State Dept of Health
39:38
Playing music
Olubukola Alonge - Maryland
39:40
Cry and feel free to be upset
Shana Leith
39:42
Exercise
Elizabeth Fauver
39:42
walking
Leah Rimkus
39:43
Exercise, walk outside, hug my son, connect with an old friend by phone
LA | Ashlyn Dyess
39:43
Exercise
Lee Valentyn
39:45
Exercise
Kathrine E. Wright, PhD, MPH [NV]
39:47
Paint! :)
Maria Schmid
39:47
walking
Joan Brucha
39:49
Went for a walk in the park this morning
Julia Hansel
39:49
Gardening
Sandra Witte
39:49
Thinking about getting a puppy:)
Susan Van't Hof
39:51
Walking my dog
AR-Becky Adams
39:53
Walks with my husband
Phil Bors, Healthy Places by Design
39:54
turn off the radio
Joann Donnelly (she/her)
40:00
Seeing physical activity and social connection here
Karen Frantti
40:01
Deep breathing
Tiffany Bransteitter
40:06
Dance
Julie Knight
40:08
Music
Bethany Hendrickson (she/her)
40:08
Deep breathing, hug my kids, ask for help with household tasks
Sandy Sherman
40:16
Walking my dog
Susannah Beckerman
40:17
Social media break, walks
Meredith Knowles
40:18
Going for a long walk
Alaina Parrish-- OH
40:18
Walk my dogs
Nancy Bacon
40:19
Walked w/ coworkers to pick up lunch
Erica Ayers
40:29
zoloft
Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America (she, her)
40:36
Spend time with my 2 5 year old grand daughters
Mara Galic (she/her)
40:43
turn off radio and tv
Lauren Kelsey
40:45
Insight timer--free meditation app
Joann Donnelly (she/her)
40:46
Seeing physical activity and social connection in many
Dan French
40:47
Talking with our colleagues in Western NY.
WV - Ash Litton
47:23
A lot of people are afraid to talk to people within their immediate life circle, so I'm glad to see that there are groups like https://www.crisistextline.org/ that offer a texting service for those needing to talk to someone
Joann Donnelly (she/her)
48:06
Thank you Ash
Olubukola Alonge - Maryland
50:02
Where do those screenings on your website triage people to?
Olubukola Alonge - Maryland
57:06
I really like the inclusion vs integration slide
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:04:16
Consider attending this free, upcoming MHA event focusing on MH and PH. https://mhanational.org/events/2022-policy-institute-bi-directional-approach-bring-together-public-health-and-mental-health
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:10:11
Learn More about Leah's Pantry: https://www.leahspantry.org/
Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America (she, her)
01:13:46
Resource on Parks and Recreation: http://www.tucollaborative.org/creating-welcoming-parks-and-recreation-environments/
Kathrine E. Wright, PhD, MPH [NV]
01:27:45
I have C-PTSD (also a PhD in Social and Behavioral Health) and one thing I advocate for is to be conscious about the use of the term “resilience.” Many people often place me on a pedestal and see me as “better than” those who are deemed “less resilient.” It pits “resilient” individuals vs. “less resilient” individuals. This doesn’t remove our trauma and I can also understand why people have certain coping behaviors related to their trauma. (a very short explanation)However, it is important to note that the term resilience is important in some communities.
Joann Donnelly (she/her)
01:28:53
Thank you for sharing Kathrine-
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:33:16
Yessss Amy!
Laura Holtrop Kohl
01:37:45
The idea of the danger of nutrition messaging being harmful to mental health--right on, Amy! I'm very excited to see this being discussed in public health. Perhaps we can get away from BMI/obesity measures...eventually.
Bethany Hendrickson (she/her)
01:37:52
Absolutely Kathrine. A part of trauma informed practices is realizing and recognizing both trauma and resilience factors and that one doesn't cancel out the other. Thank you for sharing.
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:38:48
Agree @Laura Holtrop
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:39:46
Please share any questions for Amy, Debbie and Bethany.
Leah Rimkus
01:41:34
great question, Joann!
Kathrine E. Wright, PhD, MPH [NV]
01:45:56
Diversifying staff and hiring individuals with lived experience is also important when it comes to program development and improving health outcomes. Trauma looks very different in different communities and even within communities.
Charita James (she/her)
01:46:18
I agree, Kathrine
Leah Rimkus
01:46:32
great point, Kathrine
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:46:36
Well said Kathrine
Lauren Kelsey--Alaska BRIC/SPAN
01:48:12
I think it's important in Public Health to address mental health AND acknowledge where we're not the experts and reaching out to those who are. Important that we're not just giving quick bandaid/tone deaf answers.
Kathrine E. Wright, PhD, MPH [NV]
01:48:58
Well said, Lauren! :)
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:49:02
Thanks @Lauren
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:49:22
Food brings people together.
Charita James (she/her)
01:49:27
Great point, Lauren! Thank you!
Kathrine E. Wright, PhD, MPH [NV]
01:50:51
Educating yourself on cultural food practices and cultural traditions before approaching individuals/communities. Put in the work and understand that it may take a long time to build trust and rapport.
Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America (she, her)
01:51:25
Yes, ask the community members what they want/need. As folks in MH say "nothing about us without us!
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:53:37
This is the link that Amy referenced with her team - https://foodsolutionsne.org/21-day-racial-equity-habit-building-challenge/
Mara Galic (she/her)
01:55:37
Love that @Bethany
Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America (she, her)
01:56:07
Policy Institute June 7th. Free-Virtual A Bi-Directional Approach to Bring Together Mental Health and Public Heath: https://mhanational.org/events/2022-policy-institute-bi-directional-approach-bring-together-public-health-and-mental-health
Phil Bors, Healthy Places by Design
01:56:11
Such an excellent discussion today! Starting with curiosity
Lauren Kelsey--Alaska BRIC/SPAN
01:56:47
Thanks Amy, Bethany, Debbie. Good conversation
Charita James (she/her)
01:57:21
A great conversation. I learned so much!
Karen Frantti
01:57:33
Thank you
Charita James (she/her)
01:57:35
Policy Institute June 7th. Free-Virtual A Bi-Directional Approach to Bring Together Mental Health and Public Heath: https://mhanational.org/events/2022-policy-institute-bi-directional-approach-bring-together-public-health-and-mental-health
Lisa Arvin
01:57:42
Thank you!
Nancy Bacon
01:57:59
Thank you!
Leah Rimkus
01:59:19
thanks so much, all!
Sarina Saturn
01:59:19
THANK YOU! 💞
WV - Ash Litton
01:59:22
Thank you!