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EMOTIONS MATTER INC

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Emotions Matter in Action
Emotions Matter members raise awareness about BPD at the NAMI Walk in New York City in 2015.

Job Title: Education/Outreach Volunteer

Status: Part Time

State: New York
City: Garden City

Job Category: Education/Outreach

About Emotions Matter

Emotions Matters, Inc. is a start-up non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and empowering those impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and advocate for better mental health care.Launched in December of 2015, Emotions Matter is making strides in a grassroots efforts to achieve its missions.To learn more, visit www.emotionsmatterbpd.org.

Job Description

* Assist with research, organizing and updating peer resources and community outreach databases for 2020.
* Project will include web-based research, spreadsheet development, and email engagement as form of outreach.
* Creating a community partners outreach directory and outreach plan for 2022. This may include creating template outreach emails and graphics as needed.
* Create spreadsheets for the office to mail BPD educational materials to mental health organizations and community partners.
* Email community partners or other mental health organization to network and distribute Emotions Matter's BPD educational materials.
* Supporting Executive Director in administrative support with outreach efforts as necessary.

Qualifications:

* Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.Knowledge of Google.docs is necessary.

* Knowledge of social media platforms, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram helpful.

* Strong writing and verbal communication skills,

* Strong planning and organizational skills,

* Communication and interpersonal skills,

* Passion for mental health advocacy and a connection to BPD would be helpful.

Hours: 6-8 hours /week, with ability to increase hours on as-needed basis. Ability to work remotely is an option if approved by Executive Director.

Type: Unpaid internship or Volunteer position remote or in Jericho, New York offices.

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About EMOTIONS MATTER INC

Location:

P.O. Box 7642, Garden City, NY 11530, US

Mission Statement

To connect and empower individuals impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and improve mental health care. Our vision is to create a world in which every individual impacted by BPD has access to resources and support to achieve a meaningful recovery. We do this through peer support and educational programs, publications, workshops and videos.

Description

Emotions Matter, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2015 to raise awareness, and advocate for the needs of those impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD), a mental illness characterized by impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, difficulty in relationships, and suicidality.

The individual experience of BPD is different from other mental disorders as they experience more stigma, isolation and discrimination, due to the lack of education of health care providers, community resources or treatment.

Emotions Matter helps individuals with BPD by providing opportunities for peer support and empowerment. In 2017, Emotions Matter hosted an art show in New York City with over 30 artists impacted by BPD. Emotions Matters produced two short films on BPD for social media, and has active Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Emotions Matter also runs online BPD peer to peer support groups.

Emotions Matter holds events to increase public health literacy about BPD distributing literature on BPD at mental health conferences and walks. These events bring together a diverse community of clinicians, family members and individuals with BPD who share our mission.

Emotions Matter advocates for the BPD population in Washington, in Congress, at the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Mental Health
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work
  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 6 to 8 hours/week with option for more hours.

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