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October

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
6-10: Mental Illness Awareness Week
9: National Depression Screening Day

22

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
AltaPointe: 5800 Southland Drive, BayPointe Courtroom, Mobile 36693

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $25
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Tamieka Martin:
251-450-4340 | tmartin@altapointe.org

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24

Unmasking Mental Illness Gala and Silent Auction
NAMI Mobile

6:00 - 9:00 PM
Mobile Museum of Art: 4850 Museum Drive, Grand Lakefront Lobby, Mobile 36608

Join us for a stimulating evening of food, music, art, cocktails and silent auction.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living with serious mental illnesses and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness.

The 3rd Annual Gala celebrates NAMI Mobile's work and commitment to provide family and consumer peer education and support programs and to offer information and presentations to help raise public awareness.

Cost: $100
Event website

For more information, please contact:
251-753-7107 | namimobile1@gmail.com

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26

Out of the Darkness Walk - Florence
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Florence High School: Florence

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Meesha Emmett:
256-394-7141 | meesha.emmett@gmail.com

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November

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
22: International Survivors of Suicide Day

2

Out of the Darkness Walk - Birmingham
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Heardmont Park: 5458 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham 35242

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Marissa Grayson:
205-613-6630 | marissa.grayson@gmail.com

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5

Customized Employment
Virginia Commonwealth University

Nov. 5-7
Time varies daily
Embassy Suites: 2300 Woodcrest Place Birmingham 35209

Moving Employment First Forward
Certificate-Based Job Coach Training

This training is appropriate for all new job coaches, Disability Resource Coordinators, and other professionals working for community rehabilitation programs, mental health agencies, schools, Alabama Career Center system and other interested in supported/customized employment. This training is dedicated to making job coaches and other placement professionals more successful in achieving employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities. Should registrations/applications exceed 50, priority will be given to community rehabilitation and provider agencies funded by the Alabama Department of Mental Health as well as staff affiliated with the Disability Employment Initiative. Others will be accommodated based on availability.

Event Registration

Hotel rooms are available at a rate of $94.00 per night plus tax. This hotel offers a daily cooked to order breakfast as well as evening social. If you require hotel accommodations, please consider staying at this hotel to help sponsoring organization meet room block requirement.

Book your room online or call 1-205-879-7400 Use Group Code: APS

For more information, please contact Byron White:
334-353-7713 | byron.white@mh.alabama.gov

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6

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

TBD
AltaPointe: 2400 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile 36617

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $50
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Tamieka Martin:
251-450-4340 | tmartin@altapointe.org

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7

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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7

Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Mednet West: 3816 Palisades Drive, Suite B, Tuscaloosa 35405

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $18
Find another Course

For more information, please contact June Washington:
205-553-4661 | jwashington@mednetwest.com

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17

Certified Employment Support Professionals Exam
AL-APSE

9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
AIDT: 1 Technology Court, Montgomery 36116

Alabama & National APSE are partnering to offer the first national certification program for Employment Support professionals!

Job coaches, job developers, transition employment specialists, job placement personnel, and employment specialists/consultants can earn the designation of Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP) by passing the national CESP examination.
The fee to take the exam is $159.00

WHAT IS CESP?

  • CESP is a national credential for staff who assists people with disabilities with their employment needs.
  • The CESP credential is earned by passing a comprehensive examination based on national standardized competencies, developed via a rigorous process in compliance with the guidelines of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
  • CESP is intended as a compliment to program certification and licensing.
  • The CESP is a national, portable individual credential.

Event Flyer
Exam Application
Exam Registration

For more information, please contact Aaron Robbins Wiseman:
301-279-0060 | aaron@APSE.org

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December

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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January

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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February

6

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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March

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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April

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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May

1

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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June

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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July

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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August

7

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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September

4

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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