Elevating Language is a six-hour training developed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network that provides a 360-degree view of the language of behavioral health. In the training, we look at how language is used by others to describe us, how we use language to describe ourselves, and how language can increase or decrease stigma and access to quality mental health recovery and wellness supports.
Elevating Language participants will develop an elevator message that uses strengths-based language to decrease stigma and facilitate advocacy. Participants (including Georgia Certified Peer Specialists) seeking to receive continuing education for this training will be required to electronically submit their elevator message after participating in the training.
This training was developed by Roslind Hayes, CPS-MH, CARES, and Chris Johnson, CPS-MH, CPS-AD, who will be facilitating the online version of the training on June 13, June 23, and June 26 as part of the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project's ongoing continuing education.
Funding for these trainings is provided by the John and Polly Sparks Foundation and by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.