It's Oct 10th, World Mental Health Day!
Mental Health Care For All: Let's Make It A Reality
Did you know that:
Close to 1 billion people have a mental health disorder
A leading cause of illness & disability is depression
1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide
3 million people die every year due to harmful & excessive use of alcohol
2021'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 continue to greatly increase in the months and years to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted. Funding and investment in mental health programs on all levels is more critical than ever before. Let us honor the work that all health and care professionals do every day, which often includes providing mental health care for others. For this reason, the goal of the World Mental Health Day 2021 campaign is to make mental health care accessibility a reality for all!
For more information, please visit: https://www.who.int/
Our Future In Mind: Mental Health Summit
Streaming live Friday, November 5th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST & Saturday, November 6th, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST.
Mental Health America and I Don't Mind, in partnership with YouTube, as they present "Our Future In Mind:
Mental Health Summit," a live free two-day event November 5 & 6, 2021. The first of its kind, this event
will give you a front-row seat to the stories behind some of the biggest movements in mental health and
the tools you will need to be part of the change. Streaming live on YouTube, you’ll gain insight into how
they got started, and you’ll learn (and unlearn) from young mental health experts to help you find your
unique pathway into activism. Your voice matters. Your mind matters. It’s time to take action. Sessions will
cover a variety of topics like equity and disability in mental health, using social media for good, and
LGBTQ+ leadership and wellness. You’ll learn from open and honest conversations with a diverse group
of artists and actors, TikTokers, YouTubers, mental health experts, and more.
Register for FREE at: www.idontmind.com
How to Handle COVID-Related
Holistic Mental Health & Wellness Expo
February 20, 2020 from 5:00-9:00 pm
Lake Harbor Event Center
3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise 83703
Mental Health is awakened in Boise!
Join us for this FREE EVENT!
The Holistic Mental Health & Wellness Expo brought to you by the Natural Health Practitioners Network. This exclusive expo is designed to showcase a wide variety of holistic options and modalities available to our Treasure Valley community. Learn from practitioners and researchers who want to share the products and services they endorse. You will find a wealth of information available to help you determine the best possible resources to meet all your mental health needs.
We will have SWAG Bags available for the first 50 guests
and fun prizes and discounts throughout the evening. We'll have light refreshments and beverages available to enjoy
while you engage experts in discussions that will enrich your lives and heighten your awareness of the importance of
mental health in our society.
Register today for FREE tickets! bit.ly/MentalExpo
Know the 5 Signs
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
April 8, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Multipurpose Room A
Know the 5 Signs is a 45-minute presentation designed to
build the community’s understanding of the many ways that suicide impacts our friends, families, clients, co-workers,
Know the 5 Signs provides education on recognizing when someone is in emotional distress and how to reach out to help and connect them to resources. It also covers information about stigma, understanding mental health conditions, statistics,
self-care techniques, etc.
Join Erin Pfaeffle, LMSW of St. Luke's Wood River Valley for this potentially life-saving presentation for adults 18+ on April 8, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Multipurpose Room A.
There will be crafts, games coloring and other fun activities for kids in Multipurpose Room B at the same time so parents can attend while their kids are in the room next door.
Mental Health 101: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave.
South, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Join licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns,
MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC to
learn about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
on Thursday, February 6, 2019
from 6:30-8 pm in Multipurpose Room B.
Veterans, military families, and anyone impacted
by trauma of any type can benefit from learning
about this diagnosis. Know the symptoms, causes,
reactions, complications, and treatments. Gain the
knowledge and hope that you need to overcome
your past trauma(s).
This class is part of a 5-part monthly series on
Mental Health issues we will be hosting at
Nampa Public Library from Dec 2019 - Apr 2020.
Other sessions will include:
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
Mental Health 101: Breaking Addiction and
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Mental Health 101: Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic
If I Could Fly - FREE drama production presented by ISWAG Theater
The Journey, 9105 W Overland Rd,
Boise, Idaho 83709, Boise
If I Could Fly is poignant play, written and directed by Greyson Snodgrass, dealing with the mental health struggles so prevalent in society today. The characters face their personal struggles with anxiety, depression
and suicide and find that, in the end, they are not alone. Despite how they feel, there is always hope. Admission to all performances is FREE, but
donations will be cheerfully accepted!
Dec 6th at 7pm, Dec 7th at 1pm & Dec 7th at 4pm.
Mental Health 101: Support Your Mental Health During the Holidays
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. South,
Nampa, Idaho 83651
Join licensed professional counselor, Rebekah Rene Stearns, MA, LPC, of Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC to learn how to Support Your Mental Health During the Holidays on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 pm in Multipurpose Room B. A wide variety of factors can cause the holiday season to be to a time of increased stress, anxiety and depression. Gain coping and communication tools to help you maintain your
mental health. Find out how you can respond and cope well no matter what the holiday season brings.
This class is part of a 5-part monthly series on Mental Health issues we will be hosting at
Nampa Public Library from December 2019 - April 2020.
Other sessions will include:
Monday, January 6th, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Mental Health 101: Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Mental Health 101: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Mental Health 101: Breaking Addiction
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm -
Mental Health 101: Managing Stress, Anxiety & Panic
Sara J. Cobb
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My Grief Connection - Created 04 July 2019
Updated 23 October 2021