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COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line


COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
Texas Health and Human Services has launched state wide COVID -19 Mental Health Support Line. This could be a good resource for our communities.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available.
Speak with a mental health professional for help dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief or worry 24/7.
Call the toll-free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919.

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The importance of mental well-being in children and adolescents, for their healthy emotional, social, physical, cognitive and educational development, is well-recognized. There is now increasing evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to improve children's and adolescent's resilience, promote mental health and treat mental health problems and disorders.

A key area for mental health promotion lies in building effective community networks that bring together members of the community with the health, education, and social service professionals and organizations that serve children, youth and families. There is evidence for the effectiveness of community interventions for improving mental health and some social outcomes across social-ecological levels.

"Project Rise and Shine" is sponsored by the Hogg Foundation. This project is led by the Light and Salt Association and invites ten organizations from Asian American communities.
This project will focus on the development needs of Asian American adolescents and develop prevention plans and policies. It is hoped that by making full use of the community's organizational system and resources, it can actively promote the development of adolescents' mental health and the realization of personal value.


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COVID 19 Blog


05/22/2020

COVID-19 and Children’s Mental Health

May is Children’s Mental Health Month. Today we are talking about COVID-19 and its effect on children, youth, and families. In the state of Texas, schools have been shut down since mid-March. Millions of children and adolescents have been sheltering at home. Just as much as kids have never needed more attention, parents have never needed more of a break. On top of that, we have good reason to believe that home is necessarily the safest place for kids.

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07/23/2020

COVID-19 and Older Adults

With COVID-19 putting unprecedented stress on our already overburdened systems of support for older people, the need to provide for the mental and physical health of this population has reached a critical level. On this episode of the podcast, we are joined for the second time by licensed clinical social worker Carly Bassett, who specializes in mental health care for older adults.

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07/28/2020

COVID-19 and Asian Americans

This week we are joined by Dr. Eric Tang, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Director of the Center for Asian American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. We discuss COVID-19 and Asian Americans, especially now that the pandemic has brought to the forefront many of our nation’s deep xenophobic biases that harm Asian people of color in the United States, including here on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

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Coming Events


Safety and Security Workshop

Speaker: Francisco Omar Aguillar/Professional detective, bodyguard, security; More than 25 years of experience. 5/1/2021; 10:00-12:00 Zoom ID: 2020202083; Passcode: 12345

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Stronger Scholarship

The scholarship will award three $7,000 scholarships to students working to improve community conditions and reduce health inequities in their communities. The deadline is April 20, 2021.

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BECOME A VOICE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY!

Light and Salt Association received funding for Year 3 of their ASPIRE grant to conduct and implement advocacy activities to promote cancer prevention and screening and reduce e-cigarette use among Asian-American youth. They are recruiting 5 individuals to learn how to become effective advocates for the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community.

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Vietnamese Americans Promoting Awareness

"I hide this feeling of..." There are parts of ourselves that we conceal so that others only see our happy side. Describe the straggles you hide from the world, whether they are everyday straggles or a traumatic experience. Explain how this may affect your interactions with others.

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Sees the rainbow again

Date:10/03/2020; 10:00am~12:00pm How should parents support children with mental illness and choose treatment options. Zoom ID:89856662990; Passcode:575065

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Chicken talks to Duck- talking without communicating

Date: 9/18/2020 Time: 8:00 pm-9:00 pm Zoom meeting ID: 391 536 6841 Pass code: 262080 According to the 2019 Light and Salt Association's interviews with 540 teenagers and their parents in the Greater Houston area, communication with their parents is the most stressful cause for teenagers. This workshop will lead you to a deeper understanding of what factors cause communication barriers between Chinese parents and children. (Chinese speaking only)

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How to Differentiate the Normal Youth Rebellion and Mental Illnesses

Date: 9/19; Saturday, Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Zoom meeting ID: 89856662990 Passcode: 575065

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Testimonials


Team


Light and Salt Association

http://light-salt.org/English/

Herald Counseling Service

https://www.cchchouston.org/

West Houston Chinese Church

https://www.whcchome.org/

Hua Xia Chinese School

http://www.houstonhuaxia.org/

New Hope Christian church

https://www.nhcclife.com/

Clear Lake Chinese Church

https://clearlakechinesechurch.org/

Pearland Chinese Church

http://www.pccchome.org/

Chinese American Fellowship

https://acfh.org/

Prince of Peace Community

https://pophouston.org/

Redemptorist Youth Ministry

Project Rise and Shine

https://txpca.org/en/home-en/

Hogg Foundation

https://hogg.utexas.edu/

AYLUS-Pearland

http://aylus.org/branches/pearland-tx/

Art to Hearts Assoc

Sam Houston State University

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  • 9800 Town Park Dr. Suite 255

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Mental Health During COVID-19 | Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Mental Health During COVID-19 | Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak. The mental health impacts of the coronavirus are real, significant, growing and must be addressed to limit any additional harm. Please click below link: https://mhahouston.org/covid19help/

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‘FACE COVID’

‘FACE COVID’

when a big storm blows up, the boats in the harbor drop anchor – because if they don’t, they’ll get swept out to sea. And of course, dropping anchor doesn’t make the storm go away (anchors can’t control the weather) - but it can hold a boat steady in the harbor, until the storm passes in its own good time.

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COVID 19 and anxiety

COVID 19 and anxiety

How to defend against anxiety in the face of an epidemic (Chinese version)

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Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Dealing with stress reactions caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak can improve your health, quality of life, and wellbeing. The following evidence-informed principles have been shown to be related to better outcomes in many adverse situations (Hobfoll et al., 2007). There are key actions within each element that might be especially helpful for those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak (Reissman et al, 2006; Gonzales, 2003). It’s not necessary to have all elements in place but implementing some of the following suggestions may help you deal with the stress caused by the COVID-19 virus.

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Stress and Coping-Covid 19

Stress and Coping-Covid 19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For parents Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

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MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL LIST (Chinese-speaking)

MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL LIST (Chinese-speaking)

MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL LIST (Chinese-speaking)

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MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL LIST (TIẾNG VIỆT)

MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL LIST (TIẾNG VIỆT)

MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL LIST (TIẾNG VIỆT)

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Mental health HOTLINE list

Mental health HOTLINE list

Mental health HOTLINE list

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Project Rise and Shine: Live Life to the Fullest

Project Rise and Shine: Live Life to the Fullest

This report is a result of group efforts. We are very grateful for the different levels of support provided by the following organizations and individuals: 1) All 662 participants of in-person surveys, focus group interviews and online surveys, 2) project coordinators from each partner site (George Chen, Sandra Chen, Wei Guo, Joe Jong, Lily Lam, Pastor Benjamin Lam, Haitrieu Nguyen, Lie Sie Oei, Grace Shay, Father Steven Tran and Ruiting Wu), 3) Hogg Foundation-Communities of Care Initiative (Vicky L. Coffee), 4) Prevention Institute (Alisha Soniji and Will Crary), 5) Light and Salt Association (Sharon Cheng, Dr. Helen Sun, Loretta Tse and Yu Gu), and 6) Sam Houston State University (Dr. Dan Hong Chen).

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Understanding the Mental Health of Asian Adolescents

Understanding the Mental Health of Asian Adolescents

The following video "Understanding the Mental Health of Asian Adolescents" is rich in content and can actually help parents understand the key issues in communicating with young people. Speakers: Dr. Deng Furjen/Professor of the Department of Sociology; Mrs. Xie Linghui/Psychological Counselor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEZa6YsTZU8

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