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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Active Listening & Compassionate Communication
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2021 06:00 PM – 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
If you would like to know more about how to actively listen and communicate with compassion, attend this workshop on October 6th. Many people in society struggle to actively listen and utilize compassionate communication. This can affect relationships of all degrees and even worsen the symptoms of a mental health challenge. Come and both learn information and apply new skills with NAMI McHenry County.
Thursday, Oct 7th, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Education on anger management & the role of adrenaline in the body. Learn stress management, calming techniques and responding to triggers.
Understanding the Dangers of Misinformation in Mental Health
Wednesday, Oct 20th, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Mental Health has become an increasingly popular topic in digital and non-digital spaces. Much of what we know as a society has misinformation laced into it. It is important to know the dangers of this misinformation as well as have ways to discern the accuracy of a specific topic. In this workshop on the 20th of October presented by NAMI McHenry County, attend to find out and learn about the dangers of misinformation in mental health and what you can do to avoid it.
Compassion Fatigue & Caregiver Burnout
Wednesday, Nov 3rd, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Many things can be defined as a caregiver, but what we know about caregiving as a society is that it can be a tough job. Compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout are major occurrences for caregivers, and it’s important to understand what contributes to compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout as well as strategies to prevent or bounce back from them. Attend this workshop by NAMI McHenry County on November 3rd to learn and grow your skills.
Coping Strategies & Self Care
Wednesday, Nov 17th, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Everyone can benefit from this workshop presented by NAMI McHenry County on November 17th. Drop into this digital workshop to find out about coping with things like stress and other feelings that could affect your mood and mental health. We will have practice for certain exercises you can use as well as provide you with plenty of resources and information. See you there!
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.
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.