April 4, 2019 - Madness: A Bipolar Life - Marya  Hornbacher  Author, Professor and Journalist

“Madness will push you anywhere it wants. It never tells you where you’re going, or why. It tells you it doesn’t matter, it persuades you. It dangles something sparkly before you, shimmering like that water patch on the road up ahead. You will drive until you find it, the treasure, the thing you most desire.” –Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life
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April 11, 2019 - Imperial County Veteran’s Service Organization - Robert H. Avila Veteran Services Officer Imperial County Veteran Services Office

Veterans have a range of possible support needs, including behavioral health support. Join us as we speak to the local Veteran’s Service Officer about access, supports, and how Imperial County cares for those who put their lives on the line for our safety and freedom. 
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April  18, 2019 - Moral ReconationTherapy - Brad Huffey, Ph.D. Psychologist/Trainer Correctional Counseling Inc.

Moral ReconationTherapy-MRT is an effective systematic, cognitive-behavioral approachthat treats a wide range of issues including substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, parenting, job skills, and other issues. Moral reasoning is how people make decisions about what they should or should not do in a given situation. Moral ReconationTherapy works in a group therapy model to change lives through awareness, personal responsibility, and service to others.
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April 25, 2019 - The Impact of Nutrients on Mental Health - Julia Rucklidge, Ph.D. Director Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology University of Canterbury, Chirstchurch, New Zealand

A healthy diet may provide the appropriate amounts of nutrients that our bodies and minds need, particularly with vitamin and mineral supplements. Studies are proving that sufficient nutrients can improve our mental health. Join us, as we discuss these findings and their results with leading nutrition/mental health researcher, psychologist Julia Rucklidge.
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May 2, 2019 - FIRST STEP Next  - Annemieke Golly, Ph.D. Co-Author “First Step to Success Program”

FIRST STEP Next is an evidenced-based early intervention program for young children who exhibit challenging behaviors such as defiance, conflicts with peers, and disruptive behaviors in the classroom. FIRST STEP Next includes: 1) one-on-one skill instruction with a behavioral coach, 2) ongoing feedback and opportunities to practice skills in the classroom, and 3) a home component, linking skills introduced at school to the home context. Join us as Dr. Golly describes the program used locally.
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March 7, 2019 - Motivational Interviewing - Renee Sievert, RN, MFT Master Coach, Leadership Coach Equus Master Facilitator Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Whether applied individually or in a therapeutic setting, Motivational Interviewing is a strong support for positive, but challenging change
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March 14, 2019 - Soar Above Stigma - Jackie Valadez SHS HOSA: Future Health Professionals, Advisor Simran Singh SHS HOSA: Future Health Professionals, Mental Health Project Leader

Imagine a high school where youth who were experiencing suffering due to symptoms of mental health problems didn’t have to hide or minimize. Imagine there was open acceptance and support. Soar Above Stigma, a mental health wellness campaign at Southwest High School have taken on this challenge with their Healthcare Professional students playing a significant role in reducing mental health stigma on campus.
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March 21, 2019 - NAMI-Working with Peers - Suzette Southfox Education Director NAMI San Diego Ingrid Alvarez Ron, Faith-Based Program Associate NAMI San Diego

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego, has a program that wants to help members of the community and their families that may have or know someone with a mental health illness. This program is especially structure to bring family or peers that has or know someone with a mental health illness.
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March 28, 2019 - Portland Identification and Early Referral Model(PIER) The Power of Family Support  - Diana Aguirre Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Engagements and Support Services

The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Model involves initiation a variety of activities designed to: educate about the importance of early detection and intervention; empower with the information and tools to recognize the early signs.
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