Help us preserve the Six Protected Classes in Medicare Part D

Wings Across Alabama joined with a number of Alabama health organizations today to ask our state’s congressional delegation to help us preserve the Six Protected Classes in Medicare Part D. These classes ensure that people with complex health issues — including mental illness — have access to the full range of treatment options. Thank you for listening @RichardShelby @SenatorTuberville @RobertAderholt @RepMoBrooks @RepJerryCarl @RepBarryMoore @CongressmanGaryPalmer @CongressmanMikeDRogers @RepSewell !

Self Portrait

Self Portrait image
Self Portrait by Phillip Pearson

Give Yourself a Lift!

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Join us this month as we shine a light on American blacks who use their cultural experience to power them through life’s challenges. RoxAnn speaks words of empowerment here in the video Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. How do you lift yourself out of difficult life situations? Share with us in the comments below.

It’s therapeutic …

“Joel” is a depiction of a video game character from a game that I played when I was going through a difficult time. The style is pointillism. I painstakingly placed every single dot on the page for it. It’s therapeutic to take the time to work on that, and the thing that’s great about pointillism is that it encourages mistakes. If you misplaced a dot that can make the piece even better!

This art form connects to my internal struggles in a way that not alot of pieces do, and I think that encouraging peers to find what works for them can be just as helpful. I’ve always overanalyzing things, so I get to choose exactly where I place my points, but I also get to care about the image it creates.

Andrew Yarborough

Hiring Peer Supporters for $18.00 per hour to provide support in an online Facebook Group

Position Objective: 

Vibrant Emotional Health is seeking “Peer Supporters” with a healthcare background for the national Disaster Distress Helpline’s (DDH) new Healthcare Peer Support Communities pilot program. Peer supporters will provide structured moderation within an online Facebook Group dedicated to healthcare workers impacted by Covid-19. The peer supporter will engage peers in meaningful discussion on relevant topics and provide timely and trusted resources. Peer Supporters will receive free trainings in evidence-informed models of peer support and disaster emotional care, in order to utilize foundational principles and best practices. Peer supporters will also work closely with a designated DDH crisis center to connect peers to a trained crisis counselor when a member is/or appears to be in emotional distress, experiencing symptoms of other mental health concerns, such as suicidal thoughts and/or suicidal ideation, for follow-up care and support.

Primary Program:    Disaster Distress Helpline

Reports to:                Program Manager-Online Peer Support

Per Diem:                  28 hours per month/flexible hours  

Rate: $18.00 per hour

APPLY BELOW:

Peer Specialists Needed ASAP at AltaPointe – Mobile, AL

IPS Peer Specialist and Certified Peer Supported Employment Specialist needed at AltaPointe – Mobile, AL
The AltaPointe IPS Team currently has a vacancy for a Part time (20 hours a week) IPS Peer Specialist.  The job announcement is currently on the AltaPointe website.  https://careers-altapointe.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435624259

https://careers-altapointe.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=IPS+Supported+Employment

Three Tables Beach

Three Tables Beach
Three Tables Beach, Northshore Oahu, 2005 by Phillip Pearson

IPS Peer Specialist Needed at AltaPointe – Mobile, AL

IPS Peer Specialist at AltaPointe – Mobile, AL
The AltaPointe IPS Team currently has a vacancy for a Part time (20 hours a week) IPS Peer Specialist.  The job announcement is currently on the AltaPointe website.  https://careers-altapointe.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435624259

Take the RESPECT Initiative Training

Transform your experiences into an inspirational presentation to help spread hope and alleviate stigma in Alabama!

The RESPECT Initiative works with participants to develop the skills necessary to articulate and share their personal stories of mental health and substance use recovery into a concise 10-minute presentation. The training is designed for anyone interested in transforming their experiences into an inspirational presentation to help spread hope and alleviate stigma in Alabama.

With these stories, participants learn how to educate and influence decision makers such as legislators and administrators, clinical personnel, direct care givers, students, peers, and more.

We are in the process of scheduling our next sessions of the RESPECT Initiative. Tentatively, we are planning to hold one training in February and one in March. Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, these sessions will be offered online. 

If you are interested in participating or would like more details about the training, email Michael B. Autrey michael.autrey@mh.alabama.gov.

Peer Specialists Needed, Cahaba Mental Health Center in Selma, AL