Mental health is at the heart of many of the challenges we face, including trauma and adverse childhood experiences, social isolation, institutionalized bias and discrimination, and ‘diseases of despair’ that manifest in depression, suicide, and substance misuse. Addressing social determinants of health is key to helping communities navigate adversity, heal, and flourish. PI’s report, Back to Our Roots: Catalyzing Community Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing, illustrates how improving community conditions can reduce the incidence and intensity of mental health challenges, and help activate resilience.
Back to Our Roots Webinar Series
In January/February 2018, Prevention Institute hosted a two part webinar series on Back to Our Roots. Find links to the recordings below:
Part I: Exploring the History of Community Mental Health and Population Wide Mental Health Strategies
Part II: Cultivating Our Roots: Leveraging a Gendered and Cultured Lens to Advance Community Strategies to Improve Population Wide Mental Healthand Wellbeing