NAMI Smoking Cessation Workshop
NAMI Minnestoa Health and Wellness Program Coordinator Catherine Gangi will conduct this one-hour workshop for mental health staff and anyone interested. Course includes smoking-cessation interventions, available FDA-approved medications, strategies for integrating cessation services into current practice, and more. Individuals living with mental illnesses have an average lifespan that is much lower than the general population, and represent 40 percent of the United States’ tobacco market. Addressing tobacco use can greatly improve quality and length of life. This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Acoustic Café, 77 Lafayette Street, Winona, and is cosponsored by NAMI Winona Affiliate, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) and Project COMPASS. There is no fee for this workshop. To register, call 507-494-0900 or go to www.winonaschools.org/communityed.
NAMI Wellness Series: Self Care & Mindfulness
So often self-care and mindfulness takes a back seat in life. Join to discuss this important health topic and how it is connected to mental health. Share your successes and challenges with finding balance in your personal and work life. Learn some new techniques to help improve self-care and receive new resources to try. This interactive workshop will include discussion, educational resources and more. This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 1-2 p.m. at the VFW, 208 East Third Street, Winona, and is cosponsored by Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, NAMI Winona Affiliate and Project COMPASS. No registration needed for this free workshop.
NAMI Wellness Series: Sleep Health
Learn more about how your sleep can positively impact your day. The link between good sleep and mental well being has been documented — experts have learned that you cannot have one without the other. Learn what you can do to improve your sleep pattern and support your mental health. This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 2-3 p.m. at the VFW, 208 East Third Street, Winona, and is cosponsored by Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, NAMI Winona Affiliate and Project COMPASS. No registration is needed for this free workshop.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Crisis Training
Winona State University (WSU) Director of Integrated Wellness Kate Noelke will teach you how to help adolescents, ages 12-18, in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. She uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to do this. Learn about the risk factors among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. This urgent crisis training is open to the public and it is encouraged for parents, youth group leaders, coaches, educators and new staff in the mental health field (case managers, residential staff, county social workers, ARMS workers, adolescent foster care parents and any new hire individuals that do intervention work) to attend. Full attendance of the curriculum is required for certification. There will be a 30-minute lunch break on your own. This class is cosponsored by the NAMI Winona Affiliate, Winona State University, Winona Health, Project COMPASS and the Winona County Community Support Program (CSP) Grant, and will be held on Friday, October 19, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Winona Health’s Ben Miller third-floor auditorium. The registration deadline is October 15. Call 507-494-0900 or register online at www.winonaschools.org/communityed.