See below for the individual portions within the 3 part workshop series.
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The MHA National Office states, “when we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms.” However, when people first begin to experience symptoms of mental illness, it takes an average of ten years before they receive a proper diagnosis or appropriate treatment. By taking part in this training, participants will learn to recognize various signs and symptoms of mental illness and how to intervene and provide support "B4Stage4".
Learn the warning signs for suicide, how to offer hope, and how to seek help to save a life with a QPR Gatekeeper Training.
Facilitators utilize an evidence-based, innovative, and practical suicide prevention curriculum to help participants learn to recognize a suicide crisis and how and where to find help. QPR empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the community.
An integral part within community care is self care. Help your employees or fellow community members learn simple, accessible, and evidence-based techniques and concepts that can be easily integrated into one's personal and professional life. Creating a culture that empowers people to care for themselves and others has a lasting impact on the success of the organization, as well as the health and longevity of the overall community of individuals and their families.
Choose at least 2 of the workshops from the Self Care & Wellness menu (download below) to be completed at your convenience and according to your organization's needs.
Join MHA Mindfulness Instructors for a free guided mindfulness meditation specifically for those in recovery.
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY 6:30PM
Grief is a response to loss and reflects what we love. It can feel all-encompassing and overwhelming. This support group intends to provide a space for individuals to share their grief in a safe space.
MHA National provides a great synopsis of mental health in the workplace with their Workplace Mental Health: Data, Statistics, and Solutions page.
According to a recent study led by the World Health Organization, the global economy saw an estimated US$ 1 trillion/per year in lost productivity due to depression and anxiety disorders. Visit WHO Mental Health in the Workplace for more facts.
CDC Mental Health in the Workplace provides invaluable information, education, and resources for workplace strategies to maintain and improve employee mental health.
The APA's Center for Workplace Mental Health is a leading resource for workplace mental health in the country.
We all know people who are ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all. This includes taking care of their mental health. Learn more about United for ALICE at https://www.unitedforalice.org/wisconsin.
In order to improve the health and wellness of our organizations, communities, workplaces, families, and schools; a basic understanding of mental illness is needed for us all. Whether you are in a leadership position, an employee, or family member; educating oneself in the broad scope of mental health including mental illness as well as general wellness concepts leads to deeper empathy, human connection, and cooperation. If you are a person who suffers from mental illness, knowing you are not alone and that there is help out there can make an incredible difference in quality of life.
MHA National has a great compilation of self-help tools such as worksheets, stress tests, screening tools, and handouts that organizations can use. Search their extensive library of up to date, DIY information and resources! Also visit STAYING MENTALLY HEALTHY for tools geared towards individuals wanting to improve their mental health.