Venue Address (Get Directions)The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Date and Time
Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 8:00am
“Living Recovery through Hope-Healing-Peer Support”
Region 5 Metro East Consumer Leadership Council
Madison County Mental Health Board
St. Clair County Mental Health Board
State of Illinois – Division of Mental Health
Music by Mike Corey for Morning & Lunch then a workshop with the performer.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 19, 2012
1. Recovery Relationships, Steve Harrington, Keynote Speaker
In this interactive workshop, Steve challenges the participants to consider ways they can create and develop meaningful, supportive relationships that last. This workshop is his most popular one.
2. Wellness Management and Recovery Tools, Trina M. Dietrich, CRSS, MISA Manager, Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
The decisions you make today will affect your life everyday. Choices you make and tools you use like medication monitoring, healthy lifestyle choices, supportive relationships, wellness plans, and advance directives will be explored.
3. Free Steps to Meeting Your Dreams, Janet Homann, CRSS, BSN, RN
Janet will share about her volunteer experience and how it brought meaning and purpose into her
life, lead to her personal and professional growth, and opened new doors. Get ready to explore your valuable assets and how you can express them in your own life.
4. Advocacy 101, AJ French, CRSS, Volunteer Executive Director, Sacred Creations
If you want to make a difference in your community this workshop is for you! The theme is how to effectively communicate with others to bring about systemic change to benefit persons with mental
health conditions. Emphasis will be on attitudes, action, and relationship with diverse stakeholders.
5. Mind Control 101, Mike Corey, Performance artist and songwriter
Mike will explore a wide array of calming activities to quiet one’s mind. You will explore how using your artistic abilities or doing things you enjoy can create distractions that move you away from upsetting feelings and thoughts.
6. Finding Your Source of Strength, Terri Karch, Changing the Face of Depression Initiative
This workshop outlines key recovery tools to maintain wellness. Participants will have the opportunity
to discuss recovery tools such as peer and family support groups, pets, faith, volunteering, and friends.
7. The Bright Side: Using Positive Perspective on Mental Illness to Discover New Strengths
and Achieve Your Dreams, Jennifer Gerlach and Liz Gerard, Active Minds at SIUe
This interactive workshop focuses on strengths including positive traits common in those with mental health conditions and using these strengths to meet a goal.
8. Sharing Support Through Caring, Patrick Norris, CRSS, Gateway Regional Medical Center
This workshop will explore how mutual support in a caring manner leads to wellness and happiness. Participants will share ideas of how caring for and showing compassion for others has helped them.
9. Help During a Crisis: The CIT ( Crisis Intervention Training) Program, Tom Johnson, CIT Coordinator and Andy Feller, CIT Officer
Participants will learn about this service offered through police departments. The history of, access to and scope of the service, and how it helps will be covered. Get tips for helping a person in crisis.
10. Advance Directive: You’ve Got the Power!, Stacy Yusim, Equip for Equality
This workshop will empower participants to become stronger self-advocates. The types of advance directives and how they will support you in specific situations will be discussed. You will leave the workshop knowing how to begin creating your own advance directive.