Mental Health Meeting Notes 10/19/2017

Domestic violence PSA put off till next year or later


Discussion about community service opportunities for this month and next

  • October – Pride Parade, maybe Food Not Bombs
  • November – Trans Pride and Day of remembrance, Button making with Qvolution


Action: Alex to get in touch with the Helpful Hoodlums


Update on TIP (existing program) and our trauma advocacy efforts


  • Working on filling out and vetting the resource document
  • The Calendar for volunteers is active – need to train people how to use it
  • Action: Alex, Denise, and Sara will add our availability to the calendar
  • We can have space at the Paradise Rec center – we just need to schedule 2 weeks out
  • The LGBTQ Center got a grant for a trauma advocacy program with training
    • We would like to talk to them about how we can assist and/or partner with them
    • Alex is available MTW after 4pm – Sara will try to set up a meeting with Holly
    • We will need a marketing plan to make sure the scope is wide and we can reach everyone who needs assistance
  • We should be thinking about how to communicate that this is not only for intense crisis or trauma events – it can just be someone needing a safe space to talk
  • We’re also building a relationship with the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective
  • Overall goal is to build community
  • Denise went over the Day as a Trauma Support Advocate document


Denise is starting a book club!

    • There will be a google group
    • Group suggestions:
      • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
      • 1984 by George Orwell
      • People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
      • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
      • The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl
      • Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko
      • We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver


  • I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin – winner for November – we will meet to discuss late November – we’ll probably show the movie and do a potluck – Sunday early afternoon


    • Granny Made Me an Anarchist by Stuart Christie
    • Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
    • Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots by Cheryl Mattingly
    • A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Action: Denise to create event/group


Discussion about community gardens

  • Green our planet – gardens in schools
  • Guerilla gardening
  • Alexander may have a contact with a space


Criminal Justice Reform update:

Sara talked to John from Nevada Cure – they are very interested in working with us on mail and the parole PSA – Sara will be calling John to discuss further


Education update:

PSA on where the marijuana tax is going is being filmed tomorrow


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