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Health and Wellness Series

Started Sep 22, 2020

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Description

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the catalyst for multiple changes in every area of our lives — at home and at work. This course will share valuable information on maintaining our mental wellness, specifically in the workplace. We acknowledge that some may be returning to a very different looking workplace and others are continuing to work at home, with its benefits and challenges. This course will also share insights on how to support your community and the resources that are available.

 

Objectives

 

  • Learn cognitive, biological, and social connection strategies for managing the risk to your mental health in the pandemic, with a focus on work.
  • Learn how to access mental health treatment, including telehealth.
  • Learn about available resources for your community.
  • Learn strategies to support your mental health.
  • Learn strategies to avoid burn out and provide balance.

Target Audience: NETA Members


Course provided by Well Beings, in partnership with NAMI and MHASF

Series Facilitators

Darcy Gruttadaro

Darcy Gruttadaro

Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health, APA

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Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D. joined the APA Foundation in 2017 as the director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health. As director, she is developing and implementing the Center’s strategic direction and continued growth. In this role, she will develop strategic relationships and collaboration with employers, business groups representing employers, colleague organizations and other key stakeholders.

Before joining the Center, Ms. Gruttadaro served in multiple senior level positions with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This work focused on initiatives to expand access to effective mental health services and supports for people impacted by mental health conditions. Ms. Gruttadaro has extensive experience in advocacy, policy and programmatic approaches to expanding evidence-based practices, improving early intervention, securing insurance coverage for mental health services and building a broader array of effective services and supports that promote resiliency and recovery.

Dr. Ken Duckworth

Dr. Ken Duckworth

Medical Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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Dr. Ken Duckworth serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is double board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has also completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard University Medical School and has served as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has held clinical and leadership positions in community mental health, school psychiatry and now also works as Medical Director for Behavioral Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to joining NAMI in 2003, Dr. Duckworth served as Acting Commissioner of Mental Health and the Medical Director for Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, as a psychiatrist on a Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team, and Medical Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Duckworth attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors and Temple University School of Medicine. Ken won the Patient Advocacy Award from the APA and is a distinguished fellow of that organization.

Amy Labenski

Amy Labenski

Senior Director of National Impact and Engagement, WETA

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Amy Labenski is the Senior Director of National Impact & Engagement at WETA, Washington, DC. She is responsible for maximizing positive impact of WETA National Productions by expanding and reaching new audiences through the creation and delivery of innovative education and engagement initiatives and by leveraging diverse partnerships. Amy works with producers, funders, executive-level stakeholders, and PBS stations across the entire U.S. to effectively execute broad engagement initiatives from development to implementation to follow-up and final evaluation. Her overall professional background includes expertise in community engagement, educator outreach, project management, digital strategy, and strategic planning – primarily for non-profits and public media. She has a MA in developmental psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University and a BA in visual media from American University. Amy lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, their 2 year old son, and two naughty cats.

Mary Hogden

Mary Hogden

Manager - Pool of Consumer Champions, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Consumer Empowerment Department

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Mary Hogden is currently the Manager of the Pool of Consumer Champions at the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Consumer Empowerment Department. The POCC is a 1600-member mental health and substance use consumer group that works to transform the Behavioral Health system to a client driven recovery vision. Mary Hogden also serves as the board chair of the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO)

Corinita Reyes

Corinita Reyes

Peer Support Specialist, TAY Committee for The Pool of Consumer Champions.

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Corinita Reyes is a Peer Support Specialist and advocate currently running multiple support groups and the TAY Committee for The Pool of Consumer Champions. She has shared her story at various conferences, classes for future therapists and at the MHSAOC in Sacramento, CA. She has been hearing voices since age 10 and facilitates a Hearing Voices Group. She champions peer support and community as key to her own recovery. She also is a musician and singer in the music duo illexotic and believes in the power of music for healing.

Timothy Eernisse

Timothy Eernisse

Vice President Education, NETA 

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As Vice President, Education for NETA, Timothy leads NETA’s team to strengthen and amplify Public Media’s education mission. His team supports Professional Development, Education Services, NETA Peer Learning Communities, NETA Awards, and the NETA Conference. Prior to NETA, he was the Director of Development and Marketing with WGVU Public Media where he led the Development & Business Development team as well as Marketing, Outreach, Art, and Education areas.

He was with WGVU for twelve years, two as an Underwriting Sales Representative and the past ten years as Director of Development and Marketing.

Timothy is a proud Air Force Veteran, having served from 1990 – 1998 working with the 439th Military Airlift Wing and the 127th Air Wing as a PERSCO Team Member and the 110th Fighter Group as a Weapons Loader on A-10 Aircraft and has been deployed domestically and overseas in support of several Air Force operations.

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