Teen Mental Health Collaborative Holds Quarterly Meeting at Jewish Healthcare Foundation
On December 8, the Teen Mental Health Collaborative held its quarterly meeting at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation as an opportunity to network, share organizational highlights from the year,hear and learn from partner organizations, and to celebrate the holiday season together.
Following the meeting, Community Care Behavioral Health facilitated an in-person Question Persuade Refer (QPR) training for interested collaborative members. A youth-focused QPR training teaches individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and provides guidelines about how to Question a person about suicidal thoughts, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person for help.
Collaborative members heard presentations from Sara Nevels of Gwen's Girls/Black Girls Equity Alliance about Caring Connetions for YOUth, a community-led diversion network for youth, families, and systems; Carol Frazier of JHF led a discussion on innovations for health system and CBO partnerships; and UPMC Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO) Child & Adolescent Program Manager Neil Glover gave an overview of CCBHO.
The collaborative is looking forward to continuing its work into the new year, discussing its plan to hold a regional youth advocacy gathering in 2023, develop a service menu for schools of out-of-school based partnerships, and hold additional behavioral health trainings for the collaborative in 2023.