Choose from workshops listed below:

  • Mental Health Disorders Across Cultures - 5 hours

  • Acceptance - Mental Illness and Addiction - 1.5 hours

  • Mental Health Education and Stigma Busting - 1.5 hours

 

Workshop Descriptions Below:

Mental Health Disorders Across Cultures Workshop - 5 hours

Disabilities are not always visible. How students struggle with chemical imbalances of the brain that affect behavior, learning, and socialization. There is hope!

  • How students are affected (learning, environment, socialization, isolation).
  • How learning is affected (focus, understanding, esteem).
  • Society and social stigma (denial, avoidance, shame).

Mental Health Disorders Across Cultures Workshop Fee:  $2500.00

One out of every four families knows of someone, or is affected by a mental health disorder. Discussion will center around getting a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, ADD, ADHD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The focus will be upon breaking stigma and understanding that mental health disorders are treatable.

Acceptance - Mental Illness and Addiction - 1.5 hours

  • Five stages of grief.
  • Expectations.
  • Control.
  • Communication skills.

Acceptance - Mental Illness and Addiction Workshop Fee:  $1800.00

This workshop brings understanding of the nature of mental illness and addiction and how they affect the individual and family members. The perspective of the ill individual and the people supporting that individual are quite varied.  It is important to remember that these illnesses are not voluntary.  No one elects to have a mental illness nor do they choose to become powerless over addictions.

Mental Health Education and Stigma Busting - 1.5 hours

  • Movement towards opening communication to talk about mental health and addiction.
  • Youth groups.
  • A safe place for youth to gather.
  • A social approach to viewing mental illness and addiction.

Mental Health Education and Stigma Busting Workshop Fee $1800.00

The biggest change to how we view mental illness and addiction will come from educating our youth.  Providing our children with a safe place to express themselves while giving them an opportunity to share with peers may result in a shift on how we as a society view mental health and substance abuse.  Self care, self esteem, connecting with peers, and learning to communicate effectively are attributes and skill that can be learned and should be nurtured.