World Mental Health Day 2020
This year the World Health Organization will, for the first time, host a mental health global online advocacy event. At the "Big Event for Mental Health" world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests will join WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to teach us all what we can
all do to boost our mental health and how we can all help make sure that quality mental health care
is available to everyone in need of it.
2020's World Mental Health Day, comes at a very challenging time for us all when our day-to-day lives have been drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been so many changes and so much instability. People, including those with mental health conditions, are experiencing even greater levels of social isolation than before the pandemic. And so many people are managing the grief of losing a loved one, often without being able to say goodbye or even hold proper funerals or memorial rituals.
No doubt the need for mental health and psychosocial care and support will greatly increase in the months and years to come. Funding and investment in mental health programs on all levels is more critical than ever before. For this reason, the goal of the World Mental Health Day 2020 campaign
is increased investment in mental health.
For more information, please visit: https://www.who.int/
Destination Wellness Health Fair 2020
My Grief Connection will have a booth at Nampa Public Library's Destination Wellness 2020 Health Fair. it is a
FREE community event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the library. Come take advantage of FREE vital signs health screenings, dental screening and fluoride treatments, STI screenings,
hearing checks and more. There will be fun, interactive demonstrations on multiple topics, including healthy cooking, yoga, core strength and stabilization, ACT muscle testing and Fit & Fall Proof senior exercise classes.
There will be exciting activities for all ages including: a bean bag toss, spin art table,
"smoothi-cycle," doctor dress-up area, and coloring sheets as well as ongoing health and
wellness activities for kids in the Tween Zone from 10-2 pm and a Let's Move Together
Storytime at 12:00 pm for ages 3-6 in the Storytime Area.
Storytime Area: 11:15am – Yoga with 2CYoga
10:45am - Core Stabilization with Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy
11:45am – Fit & Fall Proof Senior Exercise with Southwest District Health
12:30pm – Diabetes presentation & build-your-own trail-mix bar with
University of Idaho Extension
1:15pm – ART muscle testing with The Karlfeldt Center
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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