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Webinars on Health and Human Rights

One in five Americans has experienced a mental health issue. Those from marginalized communities have compounded effects, as mental health illnesses are not uniformly treated. The goal of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights virtual series is to address key areas of disparity in mental health treatment.

Recorded webinars on various dimensions of health and human rights can be found at the following website:

Topics of webinars include the toll of white supremacy and trauma on mental health, states’ failing mental health parity laws, mental health among young people in marginalized communities, and trauma informed care relating to gender-based and intersectionality-based violence. Each webinar has a group of distinguished panelists from a variety of fields. You can find a list of resources relating to each issue as you watch the webinar, as well.


Suicide Prevention Resource Center On-Line Course: Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention

Effectively preventing suicide requires an understanding of who is attempting and dying by suicide, where the problem is most severe, and under what circumstances attempts and suicide deaths occur. The two-hour long online course “Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention” is available to anyone and presents a variety of data sources that are useful for finding information about suicide deaths, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define and understand the difference between suicide deaths, suicide attempts, suicide ideation, and risk and protective factors for suicide
  • Explain key terms essential to accurately interpreting data and making meaningful comparisons
  • Identify commonly used and readily accessible online national data sources, and the type of data that is available from each source
  • Identify alternative data sources that may be available in states and communities, the type of data available from these sources, and considerations when approaching organizations and agencies for these data
  • Think critically about the strengths and limitations of a given data source

Learn more and sign up for this course or similar courses at

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Highlights of the Week

Happy last day of July! Read some good news below.

  • During the pandemic, seven in ten Americans have been shopping with small businesses, showing their support in this difficult time. Further, in the last two months, there have been over 2.5 million searches for Black-owned businesses on Yelp, compared to 33,000 this time last year. Read the support being shown for these businesses at this Good News Network link and this Upworthy link.


  • This month the 2020 Live Well San Diego 5K and Fitness Challenge was launched. This virtual event has free registration, free fitness challenges, and free race swag. This all leads up to the event on Sunday, August 16th, but gives you time to get in shape and get healthy. Read more here.


  • In a story about a promise 28 years ago, two friends split the winnings of the Powerball jackpot. Read about the friends here.

More good news can be found at the Good News Network, Upworthy, and Good News from Today.