May 4, 2017 - The Effects that Nature Has On Mental Health - Daniel Cox, PhD

Research suggests simply sitting outside under a tree listening to the birds us helps us relax and lowers stress and depression. Join us as we discuss this with Dr. Daniel Cox and the results of his study.

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May 11, 2017 - Transitional Engagement Supportive Services (TESS) - Mayra Andrade

In the midst of a mental health struggle, distress can make obtaining support nearly impossible. Imperial County Behavioral Health Services offers this engagement service, funded by the Mental Health Services Act of 2004, to connect  people  experiencing mental health concerns to the necessary supportive services to maintain safety and jumpstart recovery.

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May 18, 2017 - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Sylvia Bazan

This workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical and practice-oriented workshop. Behavioral Health has utilized ASIST training for suicide intervention for over 20 years.

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May 25, 2017 - safeTALK - Daniela Hernandez

This is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Join us as we explore how to build a suicide-safer community.

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June 1, 2017 - Mental Health First Aid - Patricia Arevalo-Caro

The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive training that introduces participants, 16 years of age and over, to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. This training builds understanding of their impact and outlines common treatments. Mental Health awareness can build safer, happier communities.

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April 6, 2017 - Finding Recovery with a Song: Wellness Center Music Program - Sergio Alberti

Mental Health problems can shut down a life, as the stress of coping isolates and steals hope and energy. At the Behavioral Health Wellness Center, the music program brings people together making fantastic music in recovery. Join the Music Instructor Sergio Alberti and two SuperStars singers as they  share their stories and songs with the community.
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April 13, 2017 - Imperial County Office of Education: School Mental Health Support - Kurt Leptich and Miriam Belopolsky

The Imperial County Office of Education brings together schools, communities, families and youth in a working partnership with Imperial County Behavioral Health to support students at all grade levels, in all county districts deal with different behavioral health challenges.
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April 20, 2017 - The Impact of Nutrients on Mental Health - Julia Rucklidge, Ph.D.

Healthy diet may provide the appropriate amounts of nutrients that our bodies and minds needs, 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 research Dr. Rucklidge.
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April 27, 2017 - Mental Health Support at Imperial Valley College - Guadalupe Garcia, LMFT

IVC students, are you anxious about life? Depressed about grades? Imperial Valley College provides mental health services and referrals to Imperial County Behavioral Health if more support appears necessary. Come and join us as Guadalupe Garcia shares this resource.
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