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Mental Health Speaker Series Aug. - Sept. (2017)

Join us for eight weeks of mental health education speakers, and dinner, free of charge for community members! Learn about important mental health issues in our community and how you can help yourself and others cope with these issues. Sessions will be led by licensed clinicians.

Topics include:
  • 8/9 Anxiety -- Learn how anxiety affects people and ways you can help yourself and others cope with it. Topics include generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • 8/16 Depression -- Learn what depression is, how it can affect people, what you can do about it, and how to help others who are suffering from depression.
  • 8/23 Suicide -- Learn about warning signs, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and how to talk with someone who is suicidal.
  • 8/30 Self-Harm -- Self-harm is intentional, direct, and repeated injury without suicidal intentions. Learn why people self-harm and how you can help your loved ones.
  • 9/6 Grief and Loss -- Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important to you. Learn to better understand the emotions, and how to take care of yourself and others who are grieving.
  • 9/13 Health and Well-being: Dealing with Stress -- The world is filled with stressors, and learning positive ways to cope can go a long way for your everyday health.
  • 9/20 Trauma -- Traumatic stress is a normal reaction to traumatic events. Learn about the physical and emotional reactions to trauma and leave with a few helpful coping strategies.
  • 9/27 Substance Use: Alcohol and Opioids -- Different substances act on the brain in different ways. This session will focus on alcohol, opioids, and heroin and how they are affecting individuals, and consequently our community and the nation.

  • Meets Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:30pm at the Health District, 120 Bristlecone Drive in north Fort Collins. For more information and to reserve a space, email Katherine at kchu@healthdistrict.org. The series is hosted by Mental Health Connections, a partnership of the Health District and SummitStone Health Partners.
     
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