Monthly Speaker Educational Program Schedule
“Early diagnosis and intervention are key to addressing mental illness.”
We welcome anyone with a shared interest in learning more about mental health care and treatment options.
Our monthly programs are Free.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Stepping Stones of Rockford
Topic: Suicide Prevention and Suicide’s Impact on Survivors
Presenter: Mary Gubbe Lee, MS, LCPC, Training Coordinator, Illinois Center of Excellent for Behavioral Health and Justice and NAMI Board Member
Presenter: Xavier Whitford, Mental Health Advocate, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and NAMI Board Member
Mary will open and speak about the alarming increase of suicide among our neighbors and the entire U.S. It is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans. She will share important facts and dispel the myths and the shame surrounding suicide.
On a very personal note Xavier will speak to us about her families heartbreaking loss and struggles. She and her husband are now both mental health advocates and have shared their story and have touched many lives here in the Rock River Valley.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc.
Topic: Managing Holiday Stress
Presenter: Sue Schroeder LCSW, CEO of Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc.
Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and learn to recognize your holiday triggers, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. With a little planning and some positive thinking, you can find peace and joy during the holidays.
One (1) CEU is available through The Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, LMFT and Psychologists.