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Mental Health Awareness for Student Parents

When: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Where: M-Building, M-105

Description:

Purpose: To educate caregivers and loved ones how to understand and support individuals living with a mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.


Learning Objectives: Analyze ways to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively to young ones living with mental illness.

Identify ways of taking care of yourself and managing your stress.

Discuss how to gain confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion.

Discover up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how it affect the brain.

Give examples of current treatments, including evidence based practices, medications and side effects.


What We Want Attendees To Know: Caring for yourself is just as important as supporting a loved one with mental illness.

Give examples of current treatments, including evidence based practices, medications and side effects.

Having an action plan to execute during challenging situations can aid in preservation of self.

Give examples of current treatments, including evidence based practices, medications and side effects.

Local support and services are available to help.

Give examples of current treatments, including evidence based practices, medications and side effects.

Mental health conditions are uncontrollable, your loved one is not at fault for his or her condition.


What We Want Attendees To Think Or Care About: Knowing self-care strategies when caring for someone living with mental illness.

Ways to utilize the resources and support groups identified by the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) when challenges or crises arise.


What We Want Attendees To Be Able To Do After This Event: Become stronger advocates for themselves and others when dealing with mental illness.

Developing personal and family support, coping skills, and strategies.


Activities: We ask that attendees participate in support group discussions.


Please contact Sonya Evariste at Sevariste@lagcc.cuny.edu or (718) 482-5217 for more information.