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IMCES Activities Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month

June 9, 2016

IMCES has, since its inception in 1989, played a leading role in promoting mental health and wellness, addressing disparities in access to health and mental health services, and reducing stigma and discrimination. IMCES has provided access to health and behavioral health services to over thousands of individuals annually from culturally and linguistically diverse underserved low-income populations in Los Angeles.

 

We take our commitment to human rights and social justice seriously and take it into action on a day-to-day basis. Under the leadership of Dr. Pir, who conducts a weekly Diversity Training, our staff including Doctoral Interns and Postdoctoral Residents are engaged in a model of training that requires the adoption and demonstration of a “Growth Mind-Set,” with the emphasis on leadership development and advocacy.

 

IMCES staff, Interns, and Residents have “taken the pledge” to raise awareness about mental health by signing and posting green ribbons in our office. They have also participated in wearing green ribbons to spark conversations about mental health and stigma associated with mental illness.

 

This year, our Doctoral Interns also demonstrated their commitment by coordinating and arranging our Open House event that included diverse presentations such as showing the documentary film “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” narrated by actress Glenn Close, and IMCES clients sharing their success stories. The event was attended by community leaders including educators, local business people, and representatives of local financial institution. Our outreach and awareness-raising activities included communication with County, State, and Federal officials.

 

Our Open House event included a number of powerful presentations by IMCES Doctoral Interns related to mental health and stigma. The list of presentations, with the aim of raising awareness in our community is listed below for public education purposes:

 

Program

Designed through the Leadership of IMCES Doctoral Interns

 

 

 

Presentations                                    

Sirvart Mesrobian                  “Removed”                                         https://youtu.be/lOeQUwdAjE0

 

Joseph Marquez                      Stigma and DV                                   https://youtu.be/LlFAd4YdQks

 

https://youtu.be/h_VhEXei2s8

 

             

Justin Underwood                   Depression Awareness                      

https://youtu.be/nWvC14vbR98

                       

Daniel Nunez                          Addiction and Stigma                        https://youtu.be/S86t89HOYlE

 

Irina Abramians                      Self-Awareness                                  https://youtu.be/pfw2Qf1VfJo

 

Jessica Lara                            Mental Health and Teens                   https://youtu.be/u-4yeN8oXVk

 

Armen Yekyazarian               “Advocacy to End Stigma”                https://youtu.be/fPJgkSkUN7g

 

Khashayar F. Langroudi         Int’l Day Against Homophobia            https://youtu.be/t2gbcVaZ448

 

F. Mihai Fodoreanu                President Obama                                https://youtu.be/4PssaoGx9aE

 

Menatalla Ads                          Defining Mental Health                     https://youtu.be/_y97VF5UJcc

 

Araksya Arutyunyan              BPD                                                    https://youtu.be/rZdjbLFPr5k

 

 

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