ADK WELLNESS NEWS
May Newsletter 2023
May Newsletter: Updates and News
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!
Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness around mental health challenges and available resources and supports for those in need. ADK Wellness Connections can bridge gaps and support access to behavioral healthcare for our community members. Connect your clients to services by sending a direct referral to a network partner, or to the Referral Coordination Center.
For more information on Mental Health Awareness Month visit https://www.nami.org/Get- Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month. To send a referral to NAMI, click here to login to your Unite Us account.
FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF GLENS FALLS, INC.
Outdoor Fridays is back! Held every Friday starting at 10 am, weather permitting, throughout the summer. Clothing, produce, household items, and information on services will be available at no charge. Bring your own bags!
Do you like gardening? Check out these seeds and transplants that were available this past Friday. Thank you, Master Gardener Shelley, for providing these. They went like hot cakes!
Please note: parking for Outdoor Fridays is only available on the street in front of our building. Please DO NOT park in the neighbor’s lot.
Please contact Family Service Association directly with questions at 518-793-0797 or email@example.com
UPCOMING PARTNER EVENT! St. Lawrence Health: Behavioral Health Fairs Events and resources will include:
- Case management Community support services
- Connection and continuity of care 14 local organizations and agencies Narcan training
- Prevention services
- Suicide prevention (QPR) training
Light refreshments will be provided, and participants will have the opportunity to enter raffles for prizes. For more information, contact Heather Rich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 26th from 10am – 3pm
Gouverneur Community Center
4673 New York 58
Gouverneur, NY 13642
First Presbyterian Church
42 Elm Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
Massena Neighborhood Center
61 Beach Street
Massena, NY 13662
ADKWC NETOWRK IMPACT
- Number of people connected to services: 1,000+
- Average days to referral acceptance: 2.9
- Number of SDOH and other screenings: 460
- Top three service types: Income Support, Benefits Navigation, Housing & Shelter
- Number of people connected to services: 500+
- 150+ organizations providers and 300+ programs
- Average days to referral acceptance: 1.3
- Top three service types: Substance Use, Mental/Behavioral Health, Transportation
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING SESSIONS
The ADKWC team recently attended UVMHN- Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s Mental Health and Wellness Fairs!
We invite you to join our recurring Skills Development training sessions, where you’ll have an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the keys to sending successful referrals, effective referral management, and our advanced skills class focusing on SDOH screenings, internal cases, and rejected and recalled referrals. If interested in attending, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 23rd 12pm – 1pm
Skills Development 1 – Keys to Successful Referrals
Skills Development 2 – Rock Star Referral Management
Skills Development 3 – Advanced Skills
Do you have information you would like to share about your organization, programs, or upcoming events? Please email email@example.com with details to be included in a future newsletter!