June 4, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Mental Health - Collett Ashurst, RN Registered Nurse Public Health Department County of Imperial

We are currently experiencing a global pandemic event caused by a communicable novel (new) virus. COVID-19 has already demonstrated its effect on our daily lives, our routines, and even our mental health. One of the best coping tools for anxiety is information discernment. Gathering information, verifying the accuracy of the information, and then specific planning to manage the information is an effective anxiety reduction strategy. We have invited Imperial County Public Health Registered Nurse Collett Ashurst, RN to discuss all things COVID-19. How it is spread, what symptoms are experienced, how to suppress the spread, and how to manage life and stress levels in the midst of an infectious disease outbreak. Join us and learn the best ways to proceed in the days ahead of us all.
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June 11, 2020 - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children - Helen McClain, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The impacts of trauma on children can be lifelong and profound, yet identifying the disorder at times difficult. Join us as Helen McClain shares specialized treatments shown in research to work for children diagnosed with PTSD.
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June 18, 2020 - Adult Anxiety and Depression Services - Marie Arroyo, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Program Supervisor Adult Anxiety and Depression Clinic ICBHS-Calexico

The Adult Anxiety and Depression Clinics, located regionally in El Centro, Brawley and Calexico, provide services to individuals diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Anxiety and Depression Clinics strive to help individuals who meet criteria to find the best way to manage stress and alleviate symptoms and impairments. Join us as Marie Arroyo talks more in depth about the services that are provided to adult populations through the clinics and how to access support for life-affecting depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
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June 25, 2020 - Little Flower Yoga for Kids - Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA Founder of Little Flower Yoga, Inc.

Little Flower Yoga is dedicated to making yoga and mindfulness available to children and teenagers. It challenges students to learn in new ways, make connections, and recognize their capacity to achieve their goals. Join us as founder Jennifer Cohen Harper explores the role of mindfulness and focused movement in improved behavior and academic performance.
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July 2, 2020 - Teen Challenge: Stress, Anger Management & Mindfulness - Dalia Pesqueira, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Program Supervisor Youth & Young Adult Services.

Youth and Young Adults face an emerging world of cell-phones, social media, academics, relationships, and parents, all while experiencing the biological changes and challenges of adolescence. Debilitating stress or anger, internalized or externalized can result. Mindfulness techniques, framed towards youth, can help.
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May  7, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Mental Health – Collett Ashurst, RN Registered Nurse Public Health Department County of Imperial

We are currently experiencing a global pandemic event caused by a communicable novel (new) virus. COVID-19 has already demonstrated its effect on our daily lives, our routines, and even our mental health. One of the best coping tools for anxiety is information discernment. Gathering information, verifying the accuracy of the information, and then specific planning to manage the information is an effective anxiety reduction strategy. We have invited Imperial County Public Health Registered Nurse Collett Ashurst, RN to discuss all things COVID-19. How it is spread, what symptoms are experienced, how to suppress the spread, and how to manage life and stress levels in the midst of an infectious disease outbreak. Join us and learn the best ways to proceed in the days ahead of us all.
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May 14, 2020 - Soar Above Stigma - Jackie Valadez SHS HOSA: Future Health Professionals, Advisor SimranSingh SHS HOSA: Future Health Professionals, Mental Health Project Leader

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic treatment approach that seeks to decrease recidivism, or the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend, among juvenile and adult offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Imperial County Behavioral Health has teamed with Imperial County Sheriff’s Department to offer MRT at the county jail with the goal of reducing recidivism and offering a recovery outcome for local community members who have been incarcerated.
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May 21, 2020 - Mental Health Awareness Event at IVC - Dan Siegel, MD Psychiatrist and Author Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Imperial Valley College: May is Mental Health Month Event Students, Faculty, Administration, And Program Presenters May 28, 2020 - Evidence-Based Practices in Children Services: Coping Cat for Anxiety - Lillian Vera, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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May 28, 2020 - World Mental Health Day Summit: Inclusion - A Selection of Presenters, Community Members, Interagency Partners and ICBHS Experts

Imperial County annually celebrates World Mental Health Day with a series of informative workshops, recovery based entertainment, and community-specific information during a day-long event at Imperial Valley College. Join the Let’s Talk About It! hosts as we speak to presenters, guests, and other community members about including diverse mental health supportive practices in our lifestyles.
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