United Way Of Broward County’s Commission On Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, In Collaboration With Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Hosts Virtual “Rompiendo Estigmas” Conference

The virtual event, which was presented in Spanish only, engaged with parents in a conversation about topics related to breaking negative cycles, coping with isolation, raising self-esteem, cultivating a healthy mind, transforming our environment, and the importance of talking about stigmas, and the need for information to avoid biases related to mental health and substance use.  The event featured 15 additional simultaneous presentations on hot topics affecting the Hispanic community led by affluent members of the Hispanic community!  The guest speaker was Ismael Cala, radio and TV presenter, life and business strategist, best-selling author, and international speaker. He has been identified by “The New York Times” as the “Latin Larry King.”  Conference Topics included: Parents are the #1 Influence in Their Children’s Lives; Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression; How to Take Care of the Brain in Adolescence; Prevention and Protection; and Family Well-Being.  United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH) is a broad-based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated behavioral health efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance misuse.