We’re Hiring!

The Federation of Families of SC is hiring new staff! Please click on each link to learn more. Please send all resumes to jenah.cason@fedfamsc.org.

Regional Positions
Charleston Regional Youth Specialist
Parenting Peer Support Provider (Greenville Region)

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Check Out These Events!

May 1-7, 2017 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

The Federation of Families of SC will be holding its annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Rally at the Capitol (North steps) at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 3rd. We hope you will join us in raising awareness around the importance of children’s mental health! CMHAW Rally Save the Date

Awareness Week Poster Art Contest 

Every year, an art contest is held to select art work for the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Poster. This year’s theme is “Messengers of Hope”. There will be a $100 prize for the winning art work, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Submissions due March 24th! Click here to learn more!

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June 14th is National Call-In Day to Save Healthcare for Millions of Americans

Today, June 14th, is a National Call-In Day to save health care for millions of Americans. We encourage you to call the Health Care Defense Hotline at 866-426-2631 today and tell Senator Tim Scott and Senator Lindsey Graham to vote no on the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA).

It is critical that you make this call, as the bill has already passed the House and the Senate is promising to fast-track it through Congress without anyone seeing what it is, including half of the Senate who are supposed to vote on it. This bill, if repeating the House version, will take a hammer to the lives of kids, seniors, all people with disabilities, and low income families, while providing billions in tax cuts for the wealthiest in the country over the next 10 years. This means 23 million people who currently have health care coverage will be cut from the system and left without it.

Talking Points

YES to the normal, full Senate process for the health care bill, including committee hearings and the opportunity for all Senators to offer amendments.
NO to any bill that threatens the coverage of as many as 23 million Americans.
NO to any bill that does not protect individuals with pre-existing conditions from being charged more or getting less services.
NO to any bill that cuts health care for women or children.
NO to any bill that cuts health care for the elderly or people with disabilities.
NO to any bill that allows health insurance companies to drop health benefits.

We must do all we can to protect quality, affordable health coverage for all South Carolinians. Make your call today!

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June is National PTSD Awareness Month

The National Center for PTSD has designated the month of June as National PTSD Awareness Month in hopes of educating the public about this serious anxiety disorder, making resources and treatment options accessible, and reducing the stigma associated with those diagnosed with PTSD. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health problem that can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic or life-threatening situation. The first step in treating these invisible wounds is talking about it. Please visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for a library of resources to help yourself or loved ones who may be struggling with PTSD.

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National Recruitment: Join NIH Depression Research Studies

Does depression impede your daily life? Are you currently feeling sad and hopeless, experiencing worthlessness and guilt, and have a lack of interest in everyday activities you once enjoyed? NIH studies are investigating the brain and experimental medications (such as ketamine) to rapidly reduce depressive symptoms. Research includes: depressed adults ages 18 to 70, outpatient visits or inpatient stays up to 12 weeks at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Please call 1-877-MIND-NIH or email moodresearch@mail.nih.gov. We invite you to also click here for more information.

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