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Erase the Stigma of Mental Health Challenges – Adult and Youth Free Facilitator Training 1-4-17

Honest, Open, Proud o Erase the Stigma of Mental Health Challenges for Adults and High School Aged Youth

Empowerment is a desired state for anyone who has a challenge to face. Negative self-stories are barriers. A sense of empowerment can be gained through being assisted to acknowledge one’s resilience in the face of challenge. It is further increased as one shares their story from a perspective of resilience. It is important to assist youth and adults as they make daily decisions of whether or not to share their story. This program seeks to proactively empower people to make the best decisions about disclosure for themselves.

Erase the Stigma of Mental Health Challenges – Adult and Youth Free Facilitator Training 1-4-17

Honest, Open, Proud

to Erase the Stigma of Mental Health Challenges

for Adults and High School Aged Youth

Empowerment is a desired state for anyone who has a challenge to face. Negative self-stories are barriers. A sense of empowerment can be gained through being assisted to acknowledge one’s resilience in the face of challenge. It is further increased as one shares their story from a perspective of resilience. It is important to assist youth and adults as they make daily decisions of whether or not to share their story. This program seeks to proactively empower people to make the best decisions about disclosure for themselves.

Honest, Open, Proud – High School is a five-session (one hour each) program for 8th-12th grade youth who have faced mental health challenges. It is based on the international, evidence-based adult program which is typically conducted in three two-hour sessions. Honest, Open, Proud is led by a trained facilitator and, typically, co-led by a peer.

Participants explore the story they have been telling themselves about their challenges and resilience. They practice skills to reverse hurtful self-talk and then take a deep look at the costs and benefits of talking to others in the various settings of their lives (friendships, workplaces, school, etc.). For situations where the person decides to talk about their challenges and strengths, the program prepares them to respond to unanticipated reactions. They practice writing their story from a strengths based perspective and, if they desire, sharing that with the group. The last session focuses on options for positive peer and adult support. One month after the initial sessions, the group re-convenes for a booster/check-in session.

WISE, Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination, is the home for Honest, Open, Proud – in Wisconsin.

SE WI Adult and Youth Facilitator training Opportunity!

January 4th, 10:00-4:00

At Rogers InHealth in the Outpatient Services Building of Rogers Memorial Hospital, 4555 W. Schroeder Drive Suite 185, BROWN DEER. RSVP to Michelle Elert – Melert14

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