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The NEXUS Story

Learn about NEXUS: how it began, what it hopes to achieve, and why it convened an unconventional set of advocates to spur change.

The NEXUS Story pdf
April 2020
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The Voices of NEXUS: A Podcast Series

This podcast series features leading experts discussing and debating questions about mental health for women, youth, and the justice system.

  • Episode 1: NEXUS: A Different Approach Jul 17, 2020

    Episode 1: NEXUS: A Different Approach

    Three NEXUS leaders discuss the origins, purpose, and goals of NEXUS. They explore the concept of critical junctures, the urgency to create solutions, and ways that NEXUS supports the mission of their respective organizations.

    Guests:

    Chuck Harman, former Chief Development Officer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Karli Keator, MPH, Director for the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice Hannah Zeller, MSW, Program Manager for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

  • Episode 2: Women's Mental Health: One Size Does Not Fit All Jul 17, 2020

    Episode 2: Women's Mental Health: One Size Does Not Fit All

    A women's health advocate and a psychotherapist discuss how to more fully meet the mental health needs of women. They explore the connections between clinical care and mental health, and discuss the barriers that prevent women from seeking care, like trauma, stigma, gender stereotypes, and caregiving responsibilities.

    Guests:

    Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO, HealthyWornen
    Saundra Jain, MA, PsyC, LPC, Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Psychotherapist

  • Episode 3: Mental Health and the Justice System: Inside and Outside Incarceration Jul 17, 2020

    Episode 3: Mental Health and the Justice System: Inside and Outside Incarceration

    An educator In correctional facilities and a mental health advocate discuss why people with serious mental illness are more likely to be incarcerated than hospitalized. They emphasize the need for better information exchange between mental health professionals and the justice system, including improved mental health training for judges.

    Guests:

    Susan Lockwood Roberts, President of the Correctional Education Association
    Chris Seeley, MSW. Program Director of School and Justice Initiatives, American Psychiatric Association Foundation

  • Episode 4: Youth Mental Health: Young Minds Need Unconventional Support Jul 17, 2020

    Episode 4: Youth Mental Health: Young Minds Need Unconventional Support

     A youth mental health advocate and a psychiatrist discuss how conventional ways of thinking about mental health are not meeting the needs of children and adolescents. They discuss how younger generations are more willing to talk openly about mental health - and they agree that this development could not only improve mental health literacy of society but also prompt new solutions for young people.

    Guests:

    Lian Zietz, Director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy. CitiesRise
    Rakesh Jain. MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Psychiatrist
     

Perspectives

Each month, Perspectives collects a provocative set of ideas, insights, and data analytics shaping the mental health landscape. We invite you to read Perspectives - and to share your thoughts with us.

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Building Mental Resiliency

The Building Mental Resiliency video series features experts, advocates, and people with lived experience. It highlights the mental health tools and resources that are available to anyone who may need them.

April 10, 2020
Video 1: Building Mental Resiliency

In this first series of the Building Mental Resiliency video series, we share a Q&A on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We interview mental health experts - including psychiatrist Dr. Rakesh Jain and psychologist Dr. Saundra Jain, along with CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Dan Gillison and CEO of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Michael Pollock. These experts speak about how the mental health community has been affected during stay-at-home orders and quarantine, while sharing resources for help. Note: Educational resources are provided for informational purposes only and are note intended as legal or medical advice.

April 01, 2020
Video 2: Navigating the Role of Caregiver

Caregiver experts share how they maintain their physical & mental wellbeing while also caring for others, in light of COVID-19. Experts Include Lisa Winstel from the Caregiver Action Network, Vicki Reece, founder of the Joy of Mom and Keith Johnson, a caregiver and member of the DBSA Chicago Loop Friends and Family support group. Each episode of this series will have multiple parts, all available and archived here. Thank you for watching and please stay well. Note: Educational resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal or medical advice.

April 01, 2020
Video 3: Overcoming the Impact of COVID-19 in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community

Advocates for those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia share how #covid19 has impacted the community, resources to stay connected and reasons for hope. Experts include Jackie Pinkowitz, Founder of the Dementia Action Alliance, Advocates and Care Partners Brenda and Mark Roberts, and Sue Peschin, CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research. Each episode of this series will have multiple parts, all available and archived here. Thank you for watching and please stay well. Note: Educational resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal or medical advice.

April 01, 2020
Video 4: Insights for Accessing Mental Health Care

#Covid has made it more difficult to get support, while at the same isolation and stress are increasing the need for mental health care. Experts Darcy Gruttadaro, Director for the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation; Marjorie Morrison, CEO and Co-Founder of Psych Hub; and Jeremy Nobel. MD, Founder of The UnLonely Project and Foundation for Art and Healing share resources and insights on how to access care. #coronavirus Each episode of this series will have multiple parts, all available and archived here. Thank you for watching and please stay well. Note: Educational resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not Intended as legal or medical advice.

April 01, 2020
Video 5: Managing Chronic Conditions

For the more than 60% of Americans with chronic disease, staying mentally and physically healthy during #COVID19 has been a challenge – especially for the kidney and transplant community. The National Kidney Foundation’s Kelli Collins, advocate and patient Valen Keefer and Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America share their insights and resources to help others with chronic disease focus on mental health.

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Beth Battaglino
Beth Battaglino

HealthyWomen,
Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Edwards
Jessica Edwards

Director, External Relations National Alliance on Mental Illness

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Psychiatrist

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC
Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Adjunct Clinical Affiliate,
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Psychotherapist

Karli Keator, MPH
Karli Keator, MPH

National Center for Youth
Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ), Director

Susan Lockwood Roberts, EdD
Susan Lockwood Roberts, EdD

Correctional Education
Association (CEA), President

Theresa Nguyen, LCSW
Theresa Nguyen, LCSW

Mental Health America,
Vice President of Policy and Programs

Joe Pyle
Joe Pyle

Scattergood Foundation,
President

Christopher Seeley, MSW
Christopher Seeley, MSW

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation,
Program Director, School and Justice Initiatives

Hannah Zeller, MSW
Hannah Zeller, MSW

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Program Manager

Meet some of our valued partners and colleagues

  • RAINN
  • APAF
  • NAMI
  • ncyoj
  • dbsa
  • MHA
  • NAC
  • healthy women
  • correctional education association
  • CAN
  • AMWA
  • DAA
  • SF