With support from ReCAST, Places for People and the St. Louis Regional Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health are beginning a conversation about mental health in the Promise Zone.
Join Places for People Incredible Years Team Leader Kevin Wells, MSW, from 10-11:30 a.m. on May 29 for this live training to help parents and caregivers develop skills needed to support children during challenging times.
If you have a topic suggestion or would like to offer one of these trainings to your group or organization, please contact Julie Blanco at email@example.com.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness
Tuesday, May 19
Places for People, ReCAST and the St. Louis Regional Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health offered this live training by Places for People Outpatient Clinic Program Manager Meagan Doty, LCSW, to help people recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness. This training provided an introduction to some of the most identified mental illnesses. The purpose of this training is provide insight into common mental health conditions, and provide insight into the experience of people living with mental illness so that we increase referrals to resources, reduce stigma and prevent traumatic encounters.
Stigma builds shame and fear, and prevents individuals who need treatment from seeking it. Behavioral health disorders are illnesses of the brain, and should be treated no differently than illnesses experienced in other body parts. Recovery is real. Recovery is possible.
Emotional health and emotional well-being are absolutely essential to overall health.Joe Yancey, Places for People Executive Director
St. Louis ReCAST’s goals are to:
- Build a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing;
- Improve access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources and youth peer support; and
- Create community change using a community-based participatory approach.