Understanding the Science and Stigma of Mental Health – Winter Courses
Workshops & Resources Presented by NAMI Greater Des Moines
Delivering comprehensive outreach & education is the heart of our mission. Our goal is to ensure that mental health services and supports are readily accessible to everyone in need.
JANUARY SESSIONS: We’ve developed a variety of courses created specifically for the issues facing our community. And we’ve transformed the way these programs are delivered by launching new virtual sessions to improve accessibility and maximize community impact. As always, these courses are absolutely free & everyone is welcome.
Empowering Loved Ones: Tues 1/5 from 12-1:00p CST
How can families best support their loved one’s recovery? Learn tips for supporting loved ones with a mental health disorder from a licensed therapist. This one-hour session includes information on the four dimensions of recovery, an introductory guide to developing a recovery plan, and tools to manage caregiver stress.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_tKxMpx-KQNOhOVxiSR-p4w
Understanding Anxiety: Thurs 1/7 from 12-1:00p CST
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry. An accessible guide to understanding what causes anxiety disorders and the types of anxiety, their symptoms, common misconceptions, and how relationships are impacted. Discuss co-occurring disorders, treatment options, and learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others with a licensed therapist.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_krB8hUwQR1udUlbKapB8RA
The Science of Mental Illness: Tues 1/12 from 12-1:00p CST
An accessible guide to understanding causation, prevalence, treatment and prevention of mental illness. We’ll separate myths and facts on this often-misunderstood topic.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_dG_UW6XIRwS9SDk8rpWwAA
Understanding ADHD: Thurs 1/14 from 12-1:00p CST
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just about hyperactive people and short attention spans. An accessible guide to understanding causation, symptoms and treatment options for ADHD. Learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others with a licensed therapist during this one-hour session.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_HwkT94GlTRm6UgWyOH6xzg
The Stigma of Mental Illness: Tues 1/19 from 12-1:00p CST
How does cultural bias impact treatment, prevention & recovery? This one-hour session includes discussion of the origins of understanding mental illness, how misinformation is spread and how the stigma of mental illness impacts individuals and families. Learn tips for correcting negative perceptions and reducing stigma with a licensed therapist.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_8G2zTTYjTW-OTRs1YRBxeQ
Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Thurs 1/21 from 12-1:00p CST
Bipolar disorder involves more than mood swings. An accessible guide to understanding the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, common misconceptions, and how relationships are impacted. Discuss treatment options and learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others with a licensed therapist.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_nlHG4GVmRoepDr2CxL_oBg
Creating a Low-Stress Environment & Minimizing Crises: Tues 1/26 from 12-1:00p CST
Learn strategies to create and maintain a low-stress environment, how to identify & respond to ‘red flags’, and tips for communicating in times of crisis with a licensed therapist in this one-hour session. Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_tiRBZWNJQBeotuCeEpNEnQ
Understanding Depression: Thurs 1/28 from 12-1:00p CST
How is depression different from sadness? An accessible guide to understanding causation, symptoms and treatment options for depressive disorders. Learn practical tips for managing symptoms and helping others with a licensed therapist.
Click to Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1316068330420/WN_InuSPZSCRciNVeAein7CmQ