Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It also teaches an action plan to use in a psychiatric emergency. The course fee is $45 and includes the course book and certification for three years upon passing. Scholarships are available. Help make Mental Health First Aid as common as CPR! Why Does It Matter? Sometimes people don’t how to ask for help. There is a suicide every 12.8 minutes. Let’s change this! We can all be more aware & more informed.

Sign up by calling the Mental Wellness Center at 805.884.8440.

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Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Educational Discussion Group

Topic: Understand Smoking & Mental Health & How to Encourage Loved Ones to Quit

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

NAMI Speaker Meeting

Presenter: Jeff Gaddess, Residential Services Manager at the Mental Wellness Center

Topic: Navigating the Maze - The Types of Mental Health Housing in Santa Barbara

6:30pm Coffee

7:00-8:30pm Meeting

For individuals living with a mental health disorders in our community, finding safe, affordable housing is a daunting challenge is critical to the recovery process.  In our community, there are no quick or easy solutions.  Nonetheless as clients or family members we need to understand the myriad of types of mental health housing as well as requirements of each.  Jeff will describe the various levels of mental health housing ranging from emergency shelter to transitional housing to permanent housing running the gamut from intensely supported to fully independent.  He will also describe the purpose and general admission requirements for each type of housing.  Following the presentation, he will take questions from the audience.                                           

 For more information:  contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext. 3206; rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org

 

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Oct
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Educational Discussion Group

Topic: Understand Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Who & How It Can Help

Each week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. Santa Barbara. NAMI Family to Family facilitators will lead discussions on various topics of interest to families who struggle with issues related to a family member’s mental health disorder. Each week a different topic is discussed using informational handouts as a discussion guide. These sessions are free, open to the public and don’t require advanced registration.  

For more information, contact Tom Franklin: tefrfc@gmail.com

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Oct
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch & Learn

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Lunch provided

CEUs Provided for LMFTs by Center for Discovery

Topic:  Mindful Friday

This training will provide a background on Mindfulness and its uses, as well as useful tools for providers to first support their own well-being and also to share with clients.

Dr. Flores is a psychologist at the Center for Discovery. She has specialized in Eating Disorder, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), families, youth, and adult mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.  She focuses on evidence-based practices, providing guidance and support in Mindfulness in Recovery, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and other self-empowerment strategies. In addition to training as a therapist, she is a Certified Yoga Teacher also trained in Mindful Stress Reduction.

Please RSVP (805) 884-8440 or info@mentalwellnesscenter.org

NOTE: Parking is available in our lower and ground level parking structures (entrances on Garden Street and Cota Street). Feel free to park in any spot or look for parking on the street.

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