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He ‘a‘ali‘i kū makani mai au; ‘a‘ohe makani nāna e kūla‘i.
I am a wind-withstanding ‘a‘ali‘i; no wind can topple me over.

May 2023

*Workshop strategy* Medical Crisis as an ACE category- The need for awareness and protective factors

Aloha, I began the month with a post on medical trauma as an ACE category. I wanted to add this link to a Mid-Pacific school newsletter that was posted on May 23, 2023. It is a well-written article by MPI Sophomore, Carly Kaneshiro. Here is a TIC workshop strategy that could help you engage your audience. I would use this article and have participants circle/hi-lite the "traumatic experiences" as well as the "protective factors and elements of resilience" that they viewed. This exercise...

Medical Trauma Awareness

May is "Mental Health Awareness" month. It is a natural tendency to try to move as far and as fast away from the pandemic, which may be an effective strategy for some people, but not for all. We need to draw an awareness for those who have struggled with post-pandemic life and not judge them with, "what is wrong with you?! Itʻs over, get over it." The pandemic has magnified access and equity issues to behavioral health supports in our communities, particularly in our rural and remote parts...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Aloha, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) is kicking off a social-media awareness campaign with #MoreThanEnough to bring celebration, support and awareness to mental health awareness. On PACES Connection Hawaii, we will begin with a series on "Resilience." Links and thoughts will be shared that will include research and practice-based strategies to build wellness and resilience. Our first link is from Psychology Today written by Kristin...

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