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General Meetings

September

Presented by: Angela Bustamante, LMHC, QS, Futures Recovery Healthcare

Thursday, September 24, 2020

12:00-10:00 p.m.

This meeting will be offered virtually.

The current pandemic has created more space for discussion around the previous stigmatizing issues surrounding mental health and substance use disorders. You turn on the nightly news and ABC’s David Muir or NBC’s Lestor Holt are discussing how the pandemic has affected mental health to include substance use.  In this interactive discussion, we will discuss Recovery from Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions during Covid-19. We will take a closer look at how the pandemic has affected all age groups. We will explore how it has contributed to changes in stress, depressive symptoms and isolation which have led to higher numbers of substance use issues and overdoses. We will review tips and tools to help people struggling with mental health and substance use issues. You will develop your own plan to maintain physical, mental and spiritual safety and well-being.   Finally, we will identify resources and support for mental health and people suffering with substance use issues.

Objectives:

  • Have a better understanding of how the pandemic has affected mental health in children and teens, adults and our older population.
  • Learn how increased stress, depression and isolation during the pandemic can contribute to increased substance use issues.
  • Identify and review tips and tools to help people struggling with mental health and substance use issues.
  • Develop your own plan to maintain physical, mental and spiritual safety.
  • Knowing your resources and support.

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October

Presented by: Doug Vogel

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m.

This meeting will be offered virtually.

Description: Families with children and other dependents with special needs, no matter what the age or disability, face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being. This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, creating Special Needs Trusts, Financial Strategies, and considering a Letter of Intent. The workshop will also address the ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for qualified individuals with disabilities and their families. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved one’s wellbeing today and tomorrow.

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Guardianship 101 and Alternatives to Guardianship

Presented by: Michelle Hollister, P.A.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

6:00-7:30 p.m.

This meeting will be offered virtually.

Description: Every person in Florida over the age of 18 should consider a durable power of attorney and health care advance directive.  You cannot assume your spouse, sibling, or parent can assist you in your time of need.  What happens when you do not have the ability to do this planning or you do not have anyone to assist you?   This presentation will address these important issues and offer solutions.

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Recordings

Presented by: Barry Rosenblum M.A. Certified Life Coach

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.

This meeting will be offered virtually.

This workshop will be an entertaining hands-on experience that will put focus on heightening your listening skills through the medium of improvisation. This workshop will help enhance your listening abilities so that you can tune into the energy and mood of any conversation and use this to create strong cohesive relationships with yourself and others. Participants are encouraged to play but may also feel free to watch.

 

Faith Over Fear

Mental Health & the Church

Presented by: Debbie Manigat, M.S.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Description: Debbie Manigat, M.S. is a local mental health advocate, New Song Church Mental Health Ministry Leader, and Family Therapist who hopes to shine light on how mental health professionals and pastors can partner to be a positive change in this area in support of families in need. In this presentation, Debbie will share her research, interventions, and ways churches and clinicians can partner. Her presentation will explore the fear of mental health stigma in the church and provide insight on how families and individuals can focus on holistic care through “soul care”.

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A Harmonious and Healing Intervention

Presented by: Dr. Suzie Duff

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Description: There are so many benefits to spending time in nature. It improves your mood, reduces feelings of stress and anger, and helps you to feel more relaxed and be more active. In this presentation, Dr. Suzie Duff explains how she incorporates nature into her practice as a clinician, integrating therapeutic approaches and natural surroundings. Putting the two together, nature and therapy, enhances the healing process by providing an extra layer of insight and awareness.

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Presented by: Cheryl Checkers

Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00-1:00 p.m.

This meeting will be offered virtually.

Participants will learn to implement multiple stress reduction strategies in order to reduce the level of stress and anxiety they may be experiencing. Techniques of mindfulness, guided imagery, relaxation exercises, among other tools will be taught so that participants can create their own stress reduction plan to immediately incorporate in their daily lives.

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Presented by: Cheryl Checkers

This workshop is now offered virtually. Click to view presentation.

This introductory interactive workshop aims to help participants learn to challenge and change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs and strengthen personal coping strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to identify how their own thought distortions lead to maladaptive behaviors and symptoms of distress.

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