An Update from CHHD and MHI – June 2015

CHHD’s Mental Health International program has been working hard this year, and there are many things to celebrate with the program. Over the last six months we have been developing the Mental Health Regional Program, in collaboration with our Salvadoran partner, ACISAM. Our work extended to Panama, where we launched our new Family Education Program. We also have been active in Costa Rica, where Nelson Flamenco and Sam Nickels held a training with family caregivers. They had the privilege to hear stories from users of mental health services and their family caregivers of how the program has been improving their lives. They also held planning sessions with leadership from six user and family groups from across Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
Mental Health International’s goals include providing opportunities for people to advocate, developing leadership, and creating and empowering a stronger and more effective civil society network to change national policies and improve mental health well being in Central American countries. With your financial and personal support we’re able to keep building on these successes. Work is now focused on preparations for the first Central American Regional Conference of users and family caregivers scheduled for October.
Your contributions help make the work we do possible. Please donate today to make community-based mental health services, education, support, and advocacy available to everyone in Central America.