Mental Health Awareness Week (November 10- November 13) will include a series of webinars that will dedicate time to mental health and mental illness awareness. 43.8 million adults experience mental illness each year; this is equal to 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness, 1 in 25 adults live with a serious mental illness, and one-half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by the age of 14.
Often because of stigma, only half of those affected receive treatment; untreated, mental illness can contribute to higher medical expenses, poorer performance at school and work, fewer employment opportunities, and increased risk of suicide.
Please join the SFLHIMSS Chapter at these important webinars to raise awareness for mental health and mental illness.
Burn Out in Healthcare - Tuesday, November 10th, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Presented by: Indera Rampal-Harrod, Human Resources Executive at Orlando Health
PTSD and Our Veterans - Wednesday, November 11th, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Presented by: Dr. Julie Reddy, Chief of Psychology at Miami VA Healthcare System, Dr. Elaine Stein, Clinical Psychologist at Miami VA Healthcare System & Dr. Lauren Suarez, Staff Psychologist at Miami VA Healthcare System
Suicide Prevention - Thursday, November 12th, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Presented by: Tara Sullivan, Director for Central & Southern Florida Area for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Gloria Lewis, Lead Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Miami VA Healthcare System & Jerry Strickland, Region 11 Leader for Mission 22
Brain Overload (Open Forum) - Friday, November 13th, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Open Mic for students and professionals to talk about their journey and how they have overcome the challenges of some of their battles with mental illness.
Speaker: Jerry Strickland, Region 11 Leader for Mission 22 & Emily Zlicha