September 2020 Virtual Convening: Substance Abuse Prevention and Suicide Awareness

Posted on: September 22, 2020  |  Posted in: Community Blog

Welcome to the resource page for the San Diego Military Family Collaborative (SDMFC) Monthly Convening using Zoom for Friday, September 25, 2020! This convening was dedicated to the topic of Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention. SDMFC will feature guests from the 

Our guests included:

  • Community Scan of Substances
    • Rachel Crowley, Diversion Outreach Coordinator, San Diego Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Substance Abuse Stigma
    • Lisa Bridges,  Senior Program Director, SAY San Diego
  • Panel Discussion
    • Karen Lenyoun, Training and Reporting Specialist, NAMI
    • Rena Levy, Program Supervisor, MCAS-MIP Program
    • Brian Hallberg, Alcohol Abuse Prevention Specialist, MCRD Substance Abuse Counseling Center 


Convening Materials and Resources

For your convenience, below you will find resources and relevant links that will be referred to in the August Convening. 

SDMFC Materials

Community Resources

  Upcoming SDMFC Events

  • Members-Only Training: Sept 30, 2020 (Members will receive more info)​
  • Annual Summit Planning: October 5th and 19th at 10am-11:30am​
  • Feel Good Fridays: October 2nd and 16th at 1pm​
  • MTSE: Action Team Meeting, October 18th at 9am-10am​
  • WIWMPK: Action Team Meeting, October 22th 
  • MTSE: Virtual Workshop, November 18th at 10am-12pm​​ ​ ​ ​

*SDMFC will using Zoom to convene these virtual meetings for the time being, where you can join us through the comfort of your webcam or phone. In order to fully participate in these virtual meetings, SDMFC recommends using a smartphone or computer to access Zoom. You are also able to participate by calling in, but will not be able to access the online materials and activities that will be presented.  To utilize Zoom, you will need to do the following:

  • Call in using your phone or join using a Zoom Account on your smartphone or computer(to be able to fully participate in activities we recommend using a computer) Sign-Up for a free account using your work email: Tune in to SDMFC’s Facebook page for the Zoom link!

If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us! To stay most updated to SDMFC news, please review the SDMFC Facebook page We will continue to share resources for the community at large including information on resources individuals can access online as well as fun family activities you may consider enjoying together.