Category Archives: MHSARC

New MHSARC Members are Sworn in

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From left to right:  Isabel Uibel, Catherine Koss, Yoko Ng and Donald Mattei

At the last Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission (MHSARC) meeting last Wednesday, four new commission members were sworn in: Isabel Uibel, Catherine Koss, Yoko Ng and Donald Mattei. Congratulations!

Angela Stocker Receives David Lewis Award

 

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BHRS Director Steve Kaplan (left), with Angela Stocker (right).

Angela Stocker, Professor, Director and Founder of the College of San Mateo’s Alcohol and other Drug Studies Certificate Program, received the David Lewis Award yesterday. The award, which honors individuals who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with substance use disorders and the San Mateo County community, was presented at the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission meeting. Check out this Wellness Matters article for more on Angela’s impressive work in the community.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 David Lewis Award

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission is now accepting nominations for the Davis Lewis Award, recognizing outstanding contributions towards recovery. The deadline for nominations is August 11, 2017. For more information see the 2017 Davis Lewis Award nomination form .

Nominations for the Tony Hoffman Community Mental Health Service Award Due April 12

The San Mateo County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Tony Hoffman Community Mental Health Service Awards. This honor is made to individuals, professionals, businesses, and the media who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with mental illness and the San Mateo County community. Recognition is given for public education or advocacy to promote mental health awareness and needs or to address stigma; services to persons with mental illness; creation of new and innovative programs or community support activities; recognition of fundraising for mental health activities or long-term financial support to mental health programs; working for new mental health legislation; compassionate treatment of persons with mental illness.

Awards will be presented to honorees at the San Mateo County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Commission meeting on June 7,  2017 (updated from May). Deadline for award nominations is April 12, 2017.  Download the Tony Hoffman nomination form.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission: Program Focus

For the remainder of 2017, the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission (MHSARC) will focus on services for Youth Behavioral Issues for three or four meetings and then Adult Behavioral Issues for three or four meetings.

The first series of meetings for youth will be divided into:

1. Prevention/early intervention/ACCESS
2. Crisis Services
3. Aftercare/follow-up for relapse prevention
4. Consumer youth/Family of youth panel responding to #1-3

The Adult meetings will have a similar format with:

1. Prevention/ACCESS
2. Crisis Services
3. Follow-up for relapse prevention
4. Consumer/Family panel responding to #1-3

Please join the Commission for these interesting and educational programs held during the regularly scheduled Commission meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Pass this information on to others interested in these important topics!  Visit the MHSARC webpage for more information.

2017 Hall of Fame Nominations

The San Mateo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commission is seeking nomination for the Consumer Hall of Fame award.

The nomination should recognize a San Mateo County resident for his/her achievements in one or both of the following categories:

  • Contributions to better the lives of other consumers and/or leadership in the consumer movement; or
  • Personal journey of recovery that inspires and gives hope to others

To nominate someone, complete the nomination form and submit by December 17th.

 

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