FROM JUDITH’S DESK
Leo Campagna is 7 years old and the CEO of The Littlest Co-op, a hui
of keiki that sell their fruits, vegetables and garden plants at the
Ala Moana Farmers Market. As the CEO, Mr. Campagna manages TLC’s
business development, marketing and training of new keiki farmers.
On October 11th, he became the youngest ever speaker at the 20th
annual Children and Youth Summit at the Hawaii State Capitol.
More than 200 youth and youth advocates came together to debate what
actions the Hawaii State Legislature should take to make the Aloha
State a better place to live and work. Groups facilitated by
students from Moanalua High School brainstormed, then came to
agreement on five top priorities in areas such as education, health
and human services, environment, and civil rights. After sharing the
work of each group, every participant voted on five overall summit
Safe houses/safe places for youth was the overall winner, beating out
marriage equality by one vote. Other top issues included producing
and buying locally grown foods, addressing tobacco and other drug
use, and reducing childhood obesity.
I believe that we need to involve children and youth in the decisions
that will affect their lives. The self-confidence, trust, and
practical knowledge that young people gain from the Children and
Youth Summit and other positive youth development opportunities helps
them grow into healthy, happy, self-sufficient adults. I commend our
legislators for listening to the voices of our keiki and `opio, and
for our children and youth for caring about our Hawaii.
SUICIDE BY ETHNIC POPULATIONS FACT SHEETS AVAILABLE
SPRC is pleased to announce that updated and revised versions of the
following fact sheets were recently added to the SPRC website:
These sheets summarize data and research on suicide in four main
racial/ethnic populations in the United States. They report on
suicide deaths; suicidal behavior (attempts and ideation); suicide
among adults and youth; strengths and protective factors; and risk
We hope that this updated series of fact sheets will help inform the
work you do with specific racial/ethnic populations in your
ANANDA FUND GRANTS AVAILABLE
Hawaii is getting an infusion of new funding in a fresh style.
Check this out and consider making an application.
They are investing $25,000 in nonprofit organizations doing
meaningful work in local communities of Hawai’i. Your organization
could be a winner!
They are ready to give $2,500 to two nonprofits in each of the
1. Caring for our Kupuna,
2. Educating our Keiki,
3. Empowering our Communities,
4. Protecting our ‘Aina and
5. Preserving our Culture.
Further details about eligibility and application HERE.
ANNUAL PREVENT SUICIDE HAWAI’I HEALING AFTER CONFERENCE
“Sustaining Communities, Families, and Individuals through Life
In conjunction with the AFSP International “Survivors of Suicide Day”
Annual Day of Healing for Brereavement After Suicide.
8:30 – 4:30 pm
Featuring Singer/Songwriter John Cruz
To register, please go to http://hispconf.eventbrite.com
Fee waived for informational booths for non-profit/community based
groups. Organizations who are interested in having an informational
booth at the conference should send an email to: email@example.com.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT DEPRESSION?
A Brown Bag Seminar
Presented by Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi
Topics to be covered:
The spectrum of depressive disorders – from dysthymia to Major
Depression Treatment: what’s new in medications, therapy, and other
treatments What’s the difference between grief and Major Depression?
How do you tell when you’re suffering from serious depression versus
having some “down” times? Is there a connection between depression
and homelessness? What happens when depression co-occurs with
substance abuse? Are our elders particularly susceptible to
depression? Depression and suicide Are there particular medical
disorders and medical drugs associated with depression? Presenters:
Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in Private
Practice; Past president of Hawaii Psychological Association; member,
Hawaii State Board of Psychology; and Chair of the Social Justice and
Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors of the American
Psychological Association Division 29 Iqbal “Ike” Ahmed, M.D.,
FRCPsych (U.K.), Clinical Psychopharmacologist, is Faculty
Psychiatrist, Tripler Army Medical Center; Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
(USUHS); and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine,
University of Hawaii School of Medicine Jerry Coffee, LCSW, is
Clinical Director for the Institute for Human Services Inc. (IHS);
previously clinical therapist for Kaiser Permanente, Straub Hospital,
Kamehameha Schools, Kahi Mohala and the PACT Family Peace Center. He
also currently has a private practice in psychotherapy. Denis
Mee-Lee, M.D., is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Hawaii School of Health, and Chief of Staff, Castle
Medical Center; previously Chief, State of Hawaii’s Adult Mental
Health Division; Director of Psychiatric Services, Castle Medical
Center; and principal investigator for over 30 clinical trials on new
treatments for depression
For more details call 521-1846
Nov 6 11:30 to 1:30
Central Union Church
Register online at http://www.mentalhealth-hi.org/events
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES HAWAI’I LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES
Healthy Communities Hawai`i, a program of the Hawai`i Public Health
Institute, is gearing up for the 2014 legislative session, and they
are planning two events in order to begin the process of building a
coalition to address public health issues in our communities –
starting with obesity prevention.
First, they will be holding an open community meeting on Wednesday,
November 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Any organization or individual with
interest in policy strategies to address obesity is encouraged to
Dave Nakashima will facilitate the meeting. Please click here to RSVP for the HCH 2014 planning meeting.
Second, they will be holding a public health policy and advocacy
training for all interested community health advocates on Monday,
November 18 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Any organization or individual
wanting to learn more about public health advocacy is encouraged to
attend. Click here to RSVP for the policy and advocacy training.
Locations for both meetings are TBD. More information will be sent
to registered attendees when details are confirmed.