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Online Mental Health and Community Wellness Conversation Focused on Stress Management and Well-Being through Self-Care

Residents are invited to join a free online event on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for a conversation focused on improving stress management skills and well-being through self-care. The session is part of a series, Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On – One Conversation at a Time for the Community, focused on mental health and wellness issues affecting the community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The conversation will be held on Wednesday, January 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Self-care is vital for our overall well-being. This workshop will focus on providing the knowledge and skills to help participants develop a self-care plan. Participants will learn how self-care activities can help them cope with stress and improve their mental, emotional, and physical health.

Participants will learn:

  • Definitions of stress, burnout and self-care;
  • The impact self-care can have on your overall wellbeing;
  • Proven self-care strategies; and
  • How to develop your own self-care plan.

 

The conversation will be led by EveryMind, an organization that empowers individuals to reach optimal mental wellness.  For sixty years, their highly trained, caring, professional staff has provided community education, advocacy and direct services to empower children, teens, families, older adults and the entire community to reach optimal mental wellness. They strive to find a way to move past the stigma that gets in the way of wholeness and wellness.

The virtual meetings are held every other Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. Join the conversation on Teams Live at http://bit.ly/wellness-community-4 or view it live on County Cable Montgomery and the County’s Facebook page.

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email hhsmail@montgomerycountymd.gov.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.


Virtual Legislative Briefing – Veteran Suicide Prevention and US S785: Implementation at the Local Level

You’re invited!

January 25th, 2021 @ 9am – 10:30am

Please join EveryMind for a panel presentation and discussion by representatives and elected officials from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC on the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 to prevent Veteran Suicide and increase access to community mental health supports for our military-connected families. Here from speakers such as Ike Leggett, Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Richard McKeon, Chief of Suicide Prevention at SAMHSA.

View our full Speaker List here.

 

 

 

Have questions? Please email sstone@every-mind.org


A Message of Support from Our CEO Ann Mazur

Today’s acts of violence at the U.S. Capitol during a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of our elected representatives shook our country. After a year of mounting anxiety, fear, anger, and unrest we looked on in horror at the events unfolding in our Nation’s Capital.
As a nation, we suffered a violation and a collective act of terrorism by our own citizens at the very heart of our democracy. EveryMind stands with you in defiance of these acts. We stand with you against racial injustice, violence, and fear. Our community is strong, resilient, and prepared to walk hand-in-hand together to forge a peaceful future. You are not alone.
If you are struggling, reach out. If you are angry, reach out. If you are worried about those you love, reach out. However many feelings you have, named and unnamed, reach out. We are here for you.
EveryMind’s 24-hour Hotline staff are ready to listen, text, and chat with you. We are here to hear you. We are committed to you.
Yours in support,
Ann Mazur
CEO

Register Today for Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

WHEN: January 27th, 2021 @ 9:30am-4:30pm

WHERE: Virtual

WHAT: Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program
demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and
substance use disorders.


Improve your Well-being through Self-Care for Older Adults

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Join Us!

Wednesday, October 21

1:00-2:00pm

REGISTER HERE!

Improve your Well-being through Self-Care for Older Adults

Self-care is vital for our overall well-being. This workshop focuses on providing the knowledge and skills to help you develop a self-care plan. Learn how self-care activities can help you cope with stress and improve your mental, emotional, and physical health.

Participants will learn:

•          Definitions of stress, burnout and self-care

•          The impact self-care can have on your overall wellbeing

•          Proven self-care strategies

•          How to develop your own self-care plan

Presenters

Amy Fier, LCSW-C

Director, Representative Payee & Friendly Visitor

EveryMind

Patricia Rios, MPH

Manager, Community Health Department

Community Health and Wellness Department, Suburban Hospital


EveryMind Awarded Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) awards employers for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County, MD and throughout the United States. Founded by Montgomery County and Discovery Communications, AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life for its citizens and empower economic growth.

EveryMind offers generous benefits and a vision-focused culture that creates an environment where employees are engaged and active in the mission to Strengthen Communities and Empower Individuals to Reach Optimal Mental Wellness.

EveryMind is honored to receive the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval for the 16th time! Our employee programs recognize the importance of spending time with loved ones, which is why our employees are offered more than 20 holidays including summer and winter mental health days and a day off to volunteer for a charity of their choice, in addition to standard vacation and sick leave. By providing our staff with a supportive and caring work environment, we can help prevent burnout and increase productivity.


Building Resiliency: Managing the Impact of Prolonged Stress During COVID-19

On May 28, 2020, EveryMind hosted a virtual Mental Wellness Town Hall focused on the importance of resiliency as we navigate during difficult times.

Our distinguished panel of contributors offered tips and strategies as well as resources available to support those who are struggling or just need a little extra help.


Follow Up Conversations to Angst Screening

In response to your feedback, EveryMind has invited Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, to return to answer the questions they couldn’t get to during the panel discussion following the screening of Angst.

We will hold two follow up discussions:

For Parents – May 14, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

For Educators – May 20, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (Christina Conolly from Montgomery County Public Schools will also be available to answer questions during the educators discussion)

 

As with the film screening, a link to join the conversation will be sent 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Participation in each discussion will be limited, so sign up today!  If there is a huge demand, we will start a waitlist and schedule additional future conversations.