Empowering Individuals with Mental Health Challenges to Achieve Personal Goals: Building a Supportive Team

Empowering Individuals with Mental Health Challenges to Achieve Personal Goals: Building a Supportive Team


Tuesday, June 28th at 1:30pm CDT (lasts approximately 1 hour)

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Program Description:

This is a presentation to help concerned caregivers (family members, friends, mental health professionals, health providers, etc.) work together to support consumers of mental health services in achieving personal goals

Program Presenters:

Justin Idleburg is a mental health consumer and advocate for individuals with mental illness. Justin is a consultant for developing ways to help consumers advocate for themselves and ways to improve their services as a member of the Independence Center of St. Louis. He is also a member of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) Office of Transformation Consumer Conference Planning Committee, the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) Advisory Board, and developed the concept of “We Are More Than You Think”, a forum to begin engaging mental health consumers, concerned friends and family members, and mental health professionals in a dialog about ending the stigma of mental illness in the African American community.

Bryan Evans, MSW is the Director of Suicide Prevention Education Programs for Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri. He also oversees mental health consumer peer education and support programs for MHA. Bryan has more than 15 years experience coordinating human and social services for children, youth, and families in urban communities and schools. He is an experienced facilitator/trainer on suicide, depression, and mental illness stigma. His work has specifically focused on the African-American community and other marginalized communities.

Continuing Professional Education:

We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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