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Mental Health & COVID-19: Taking Care of the Caregiver

August 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm EDT

Join ASI and MHAI to discuss mental health and taking care of the caregiver.

The Autism Society of Indiana invites you to attend our In the Same Boat Series: Mental Health & COVID-19. Join us as we discuss strategies to cope with mental health and resources in the state of Indiana with David Berman, Director of both the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network , and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana, both subsadaries of Mental Health America (read David’s full bio below).

During this talk, David will discuss mental health, his work, and resiliency/self care pages from a workbook he developed with collegues, and answer questions . David also oversee’s Indiana’s 211 FEMA funded Crisis Counseling Program, which is incredibly beneficial in today’s climate.

Upon registering for this event, you will be sent a link to the zoom call. You will then use this link to join the zoom call on August 19 at 6:30. We look forward to seeing you there!

David Berman, MPH, MPA Bio:

David Berman, is the Director of both the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network, and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana, both subsidiaries of Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI), as well as MHAI’s Vice President of Development. In these capacities, he provides leadership, advocacy, support, and education related to suicide prevention, mood disorders and recovery, disaster mental health and resiliency, and oversees all organizational public health initiatives and development activity. In addition, David provides program oversight for the State of Indiana’s FEMA funded Crisis Counseling Program (CCP), including the Be Well Crisis Helpline operated by Indiana 211. He is a certified trainer for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), safeTALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe), CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means), Mental Health First Aid Adult and Fire/EMS, PsySTART (Psychological Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment), and is certified in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) and Psychological First Aid. David currently serves as the chair of the state Division of Mental Health and Addiction’s Indiana Recovery Council, and sits on their Mental Health and Addiction Planning and Advisory Committee and their Recovery Support Workgroup. He is also an active member of the Indiana District 5 Resilience and Emotional Support Team (REST), serving Indianapolis and its surrounding counties by providing psychological first aid, responder resilience training and support, and resources and referrals for psychosocial needs to individuals impacted by a critical incident or disaster.