Understanding and Caring for Our Mental Health

Date(s) - February 4, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Redemption Church

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This workshop breaks down the barriers between us and them when we speak about mental health, allowing each of us to recognize we are all on the mental health continuum – somewhere between languishing or flourishing, whether diagnosed with a mental illness, or not. Participants will consider individual capacity, stress and vulnerability as it relates to mental health and the resources and practices that have helped them and others move from surviving to thriving.

Participants will

  • Be introduced to what MH is/is not and some definitions of mental health and mental illness.
  • Explore the mental health continuum, from languishing to flourishing.  
  • Consider one’s own position on the MH continuum.
  • Grasp that flourishing in mental health is uniquely experienced by each individual, determined by external context, personal vulnerability (from history) and current capacity to handle stress.
  • Generate ideas of what practices and/or resources have helped them and others move from languishing to flourishing.
  • Consider how to manage one’s own mental health (personal medicine) and also walk alongside another (self-management and companioning).
    *Interactive questions, activities, and case studies will focus on anxiety and depression.


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