Mental Health Mondays

The start of another week!

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Spring is upon us and CHOW is keeping busy planning awesome Spring initiatives both online and in person. Join us this week for so many rad community events and trainings!

CHOW: These are Not Normal Times

These are Not Normal Times: How to Be Well AnywayDo you wish things could just go back to “normal”? Do you feel like you have hit a wall? Are your usual ways of coping unavailable or just not working so well anymore? Join us for a refresh, unpacking the neuroscience that can help us both understand what is happening in our responses, as well as what we can do to build resilience, even in this difficult time.

Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of current crises as traumas to the nervous system
  • Learn ways to reduce the impact of these traumas, including brief resilience practices

April 28, 2022 10:00 – 11:30 AM Mountain Time
**Please register in advance for this training**https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdeirqzoqEtFzMBRs43J-CRT7bL0h7S69
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Promoting Alcohol Misuse Prevention this April: SAMHSA

Studies indicate that drinking can interfere with normal brain development1. Drinking is also associated with decreased school performance2, increased involvement with the legal system3, use of other substances4, and greater risk of injuries, including death from motor vehicle crashes.5

Over the past 20 years, prevention efforts have made steady progress in reducing alcohol misuse among youth and young adults due to comprehensive evidence-based approaches by communities, states, and federal partners. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, between 2002 and 2020, current drinking by adolescents and young adults has declined. Among 12- to 17-year-olds, current drinking declined from 34.6 percent in 2002 to 18.5 percent in 2020, and among 18- to 25-year-olds it declined from 77.9 percent to 69.5 percent during the same period. Going forward, we must keep this positive momentum and continue to maximize the keys to that success.

Read the article at: https://www.samhsa.gov/blog/promoting-alcohol-misuse-prevention-april?utm_source=SAMHSA&utm_campaign=8910b0600b-SAMHSA_Blog_2022_04_22_1601031&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ee1c4b138c-8910b0600b-169223738

PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL: THE CHRIS HERREN STORY

Come to develop skills around substance use disorder, prevention, and treatment. 

5:00pm – 9:00pm Food, Fun, & Exhibit Hall Open

There will be food trucks, activities and mental health & substance use treatment providers educating about types of prevention and treatment options for different mental health conditions. 

7:00pm – 8:30pm Presentation 

PREVENTION STARTS WITH ALL: THE CHRIS HERREN STORY 

In this very personal presentation, Chris Herren, former NBA player, will share his recovery journey in a brutally honest format with just a microphone. The event will start with a 5-minute film introducing Herren and showing highlights of his basketball career and his dream to play in the NBA which began to unravel by making a few bad decisions. From growing up in Fall River, MA to playing Division 1 basketball and in the NBA, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug use, vaping and the responsibility of prevention starting with us all. To conclude the event Chris will field questions from the audience.

*** Presentation is appropriate for ages 14 and up ****

Tickets are $5 per person

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prevention-starts-with-all-the-chris-herren-story-tickets-248822553957?aff=odeieiconstantcontact&ctct_id=a4f27f10-b52d-4cc7-8fa5-b2fff6c966c1_p2&ctct_c=lEcmIgiIux94a81ltVtWja7R3AtkD9VEaAvT2fZo4o8FJicAwr3LtQ==

CAiR Circle Singing

Circle Singing with Roy Willey next 

Wednesday, 4/27 – 6pm to 7pm. 

This is an incredible creative experience developed originally by Bobby McFerrin using your voice as an instrument and creating a song together with other voices! We will use body movement and song to create one united voice. 

Limited registration so register via our website soon!

SoberJO’s Recovery Meetings

Have a wonderful week!

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