Working as One: A Year of Mental Health

We hope students, staff, and faculty will join us for a series of workshops on mental health during 22-23 academic year called Working as One: A Year of Mental Health. Check this website for information on upcoming sessions.

A Year of Mental Health Series Objectives:

  • Provide targeted training and conversations on mental health with the intention of bolstering awareness and collaboration between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners.
  • Share resources regarding mental health support.

Series topics:

April 29th, 2022 – Mental Health 101 – Celeste Sangster (SWTC) & Amy Machgan (WCTC)

Session Objectives: 

  • Normalize mental health
  • Provide student perspective on mental health challenges in college 
  • Discuss building blocks of mental health literacy

Recording

Working as One: Mental Health 101

 

Friday, August 19th, 2022: Understanding Mental Health Diagnoses – Mary Kay Battaglia (NAMI Wisconsin)

Session Objectives:

  • Recognize terms used to describe mental illness
  • Explore large categories of mental health diagnoses
  • Understand signs of different mental health diagnoses and common misconceptions about various conditions.

Recording

Working as One: Understanding Mental Health Diagnoses

Session Resources

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Wisconsin 

Presentation Slide Deck

Session Evaluation

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Friday, September 16th, 2022: How to Support Someone Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis – Margie Laketa (FVTC)

Session Objectives:

  • Recognize warning signs of becoming unwell or in crisis
  • Develop tools to begin a conversation with someone who is struggling
  • Identify strategies to refer someone to resources

Recording

Working as One: How to Support Someone Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

Session Resources

Presentation Slide Deck

Image of Mental Health Continuum

Image of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Session Evaluation

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Friday, October 21st, 2022: Setting Boundaries for Mental Health – Alyssa Hallgren (MPTC) & Patti Lloyd (MSTC)

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about challenges and barriers in setting boundaries
  • Appropriate boundaries in a college setting: Who gets to/needs to know about an individual’s diagnosis
  • Explore techniques for asking for what you need and assertive communication
  • Oops – I didn’t stick to a boundary or didn’t set one up initially, now what do I do?

Recording

Working as One: Setting Boundaries for Mental Health

Session Resources

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Session Evaluation

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Friday, November 18th, 2022: Self-Care and Coping Tools – Dr. Kadihjia Kelly & Dan Squires (FVTC)

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about empathy drain
  • Examine the differences between normal and toxic stress
  • Discover strategies for self-care and tools for coping
  • Explore personal management principles and practices

Recording

Working as One: Self-Care and Coping Tools

Session Resources

 

Session Evaluation

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Friday, January 20th, 2023: Creating a Mental Health Informed Classroom

Series Objectives:

  • Examine data on college student mental health needs and common barriers in the classroom
  • Learn practices to create a positive classroom culture
  • Review how to identify and refer students for support
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Friday, February 17th, 2023: TBD

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Friday, April 21st, 2023: TBD

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