All onsite workshops have been suspended due to the pandemic. Workshops open for registration are offered through our Zoom platform. You must register to attend.
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Understanding Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders
Wednesday, Dec 1st, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
These disorders are known about by a great portion of society thanks to movies like A Beautiful Mind. But what do you really know about these disorders, and what would you do in a situation where someone is seemingly in a situation of duress from this disorder? In this workshop, presented by NAMI McHenry County on the 1st of December, we will discuss what these disorders can look like, ways you can support
as a family member or friend, and ways you could effectively deescalate a public crisis situation.
Self-Care for the Christian Faith Based Community
Thursday, Dec 2nd, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Cultural Diversity in Mental Health: Protective Factors & Risk Factors
Wednesday, Dec 15th, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Mental health has been studied for a while, but cultural diversity has often been left out of the conversation — until recently. What we see from the research is cultural diversity’s protective factors and risk factors in mental health related situations such as receiving diagnosis(es), attaining effective treatment and living with a diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about cultural diversity and mental health, please feel free to attend this workshop on December 15th presented by NAMI McHenry County.
Social Security Disability: Change and Confusion
Thursday, Dec 16th, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
During this “non-legal” presentation he explains the different Social Security disability law and programs, reviews how Social Security analyzes claims and how to prepare so that the strongest case possible is made to the Social Security Administration. Mr. Rabin explains the application process and how months can be shaved from the processing time. Practical hints are provided in how to deal with the bureaucracy, how to communicate with treating physicians, and how to minimize the chance of delays and lost files. Finally, the rules regarding how to return to work while on SSDI and SSI are outlined so that people receiving benefits will have accurate information when making the step back into the work force.
This discussion will de-mystify the application and appeals process, and provide people with disabilities the information they need to protect and assert their rights under the Social Security Act. This is intended to be an open discussion between Mr. Rabin and the audience. Questions are encouraged and materials will outline the subject matter and provide room for notes.