June Course Guide

understanding the science & stigma of mental health

 

Workshops & Resources

Delivering comprehensive outreach & education is the heart of our mission. Our goal is to ensure that mental health services and supports are readily accessible to everyone in need.

We’ve developed a platform created specifically for the issues facing our community. And we’ve transformed the way our programs are delivered by launching new virtual sessions to improve accessibility and maximize community impact.

As always, these events are absolutely free & everyone is welcome. 

 

 

Understanding Anxiety | Tues 6/1 | 12-1:00p CDT
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry. An accessible guide to understanding what causes anxiety disorders and the types of anxiety, their symptoms, common misconceptions, and how relationships are impacted. Discuss co-occurring disorders, treatment options, and learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_T6it_MjKRc2nLNpUDL-DUA

Covid Trauma: How Do We Heal? | Thurs 6/3 | 12-1:00p CDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health. How do we heal from its impact?  This seminar explores what trauma is and how Covid trauma impacted us. Discover practical steps to start the healing process in this one-hour session.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_pJ63nwziQzq8MYu3-yyAXw

Understanding Depression | Tues 6/8 | 12-1:00p CDT
How is depression different from sadness? An accessible guide to understanding causation, symptoms and treatment options for depressive disorders. Discuss treatment options and learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN__ye7eunaQ8yqqP2ZCp9Fog

Common Family Reactions to Mental Illness | Wed 6/9 | 12-1:00p CDT
Understanding why people experience things differently can help to ease tension & increase acceptance. Explore the stages of emotional response, the stages of the caregiving experience, and learn how to respond and cope in this one-hour session with a licensed therapist.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_HzDw3Wa7TCWICLTGzry3kw

Understanding Schizophrenia | Thurs 6/10 | 12-1:00p CDT
Schizophrenia is a lifelong mental illness that changes how you think, feel & act. A combination of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior impairs functioning, and can be disabling. An accessible guide to understanding causation, symptoms, co-occurring disorders and treatment options. Includes practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_sSrOcb74Tnu0UNDnpNNF-g

Creating a Low Stress Environment & Minimizing Crises | Tues 6/15 | 12-1:00p CDT
Families are susceptible to strain from a number of sources including work and school obligations, illness, finances, interpersonal conflict, and more. Learn strategies to create and maintain a low-stress environment, how to identify & respond to ‘red flags’, and tips for communicating in times of crisis.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_DSppOAlqQ_SECOxIkHx8bg

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder | Wed 6/16 | 12-1:00p CDT
Of the major mental illnesses, borderline personality disorder is among the most stigmatized. Separate myths and facts and explore the signs and symptoms, causation, and treatment of this often-misunderstood diagnosis. Learn practical tips to manage symptoms and support loved ones.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_i2CEWe3FRneXdPa_GH42Ww

Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Thurs 6/17 | 12-1:00p CDT
People often label others as narcissists without having a clear understanding what this diagnosis really means. Separate myths and facts and explore the signs and symptoms, prevalence, and treatment of this often-misunderstood diagnosis. Learn practical tips to manage symptoms and support loved ones in this one-hour session.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_vQ_86NvXRT6m0lSYElt7qw

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Tues 6/22 | 12-1:00p CDT
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is defined by negative self-evaluation and misperceptions about one’s appearance. Preoccupation and hyper focus on perceived flaws can result in depression, anxiety, and social isolation — and many people with BDD do not talk to others about it, which leads to further isolation, stigmatization and suffering. Explore the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, common misconceptions in this one-hour session. Discuss treatment options and learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others with a licensed therapist.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_D-Oe8JbOTKmKXw06uuAosQ

Understanding Eating Disorders | Wed 6/23 | 12-1:00p CDT
Although our culture is decidedly preoccupied with food and weight, and disordered patterns of eating are very common, clinical diagnosis of eating disorders is less common. Even for professionals who have been treating them for years, eating disorders can be baffling and confusing illnesses. Explore the types of eating disorders, their signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment in this one-hour session. The webinar includes practical steps for supporting loved ones and tips for discussing this often-misunderstood topic.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_-SqNlaeXQdSBVz1yXZpYJQ

Communication Do’s & Don’ts | Thurs 6/24 | 12-1:00p CDT
Knowing how to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important life skill. Understanding how mental illness impacts thinking and behavior helps to reduce frustration & stress, and improves outcomes for everyone. Learn simple tools to manage conflict and express feelings, verbal and non-verbal messaging, cognitive reframing, and active listening techniques.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_wk29IUuNSOix_G04EIT-CQ

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Tues 6/29 | 12-1:00p CDT
OCD manifests differently in different people, and only a portion of individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder are anxious about germs or have compulsions related to keeping themselves (and their world) clean. An accessible guide to understanding this often misunderstood diagnosis, including symptoms of OCD, co-occurring disorders, and treatment options. Learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_rQeCRxfqSh223H5APHXClQ

Empowering Loved Ones | Wed 6/30 | 12-1:00p CDT
Understanding how to effectively support friends and family members with mental illness is essential. This one-hour session is led by a licensed therapist and includes information on the complications of mental illness, the four dimensions of recovery, and an introductory guide to understanding and developing a recovery plan.
Register Here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_ngn82g4JSU6A0pGqAE8YKA

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