On this episode of the WhatCherithinks Podcast, Cherith sits down with LaTasha Toney. Toney is a licensed independent clinical social worker. She has worked with everyone across the life span in the home: in residential treatment facilities, in the community and in hospitals. Currently, she works in inpatient psychiatry. She is passionate about educating individuals about mental health and mental illness and helping them to learn ways to manage their mental health and mental illnesses.
In addition to her 9-5, Toney also blogs about Mental Health and related issues at www.itstashascorner.com
She is available to facilitate discussion on topics related to mental health, mental illness and coping with life to parents, teachers, community groups and whoever will listen!
On the episode, Toney speaks of several agencies in the Greater Birmingham (Alabama) area that can provide additional resources and guidance regarding mental health. Those resources are listed below:
Psychiatric Intake Resource Center (PIRC) – 205-638-7472 Open seven days a week, year around from 8am-11pm
Jefferson Blount St Clair Mental Health Authorityhttps://jbsmentalhealth.com/childrens-services/205-595-4555Ask for Children’s Services
Eastside Mental Health CenterJefferson County 129 East Park Circle Birmingham, AL 35235 (205) 836-7283 (Phone) (205) 836-9594 (Fax)Blount County 1002 2nd Avenue E Oneonta, AL 35121 (205) 625-3882 (Phone) (205) 625-4201 (Fax)St. Clair County 625 15th Street N Pell City, AL 35125 (205) 338-7525 (Phone) (205) 338-7557 (Fax)
United Way 211 — just dial 211 from your cell phone to get resources
Safety plan: http://www.acmh-mi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Creating-a-Family-Safety-Plan2.pdf
Great resource for educators and parents: https://childmind.org
Great article on how anxiety can show up as behavior problems. https://childmind.org/article/how-anxiety-leads-to-disruptive-behavior/
Resource for teachershttp://www.nasponline.org