An estimated 43.6 million adults in the United States experience some form of mental illness in a given year. With that large number, it is no surprise many family, friends, and communities are also affected. It is important for everyone, including friends, and family to be informed about the symptoms of mental illnesses, to be knowledgeable about treatment options, and to have an understanding of stigma and recovery. Mental illnesses are treatable. Support and early engagement are essential to improving results and increasing the promise of recovery.
There is hope in recovery. Join Johnson County Mental Health Center at its Recovery Conference on August 22, 2018 at Cleveland University (10820 Lowell Ave, Overland Park, KS) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is a Johnson County community event focused on providing education, resources and hope to individuals on their journey to recovery or maintaining recovery, and to those who support them.
The morning session will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Michelle Robin who is a chiropractor, author, teacher, holistic healer, podcast host, and founder of Your Wellness Connection. “In order for us to make the greatest impact, we must look at our mechanical, chemical, energetic and psychospiritual health. A whole person approach is needed for us to come together as a community and enact generational change,” said Dr. Robin.
The afternoon session will feature keynote speaker, Stephanie Tillman, a storyteller, graphic designer, creator, and connector. She will share the importance of telling your story as part of recovery.
Topics of breakout sessions will include:
- Music and Recovery
- Medication Assisted Treatment
- Role of Genetics & Environmental Factors
- Long Term Planning for Your Loved One
- Anxiety & Mood Disorders
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Programs
- Self-Care Techniques
- Food and Mood
- Building Healthy Relationships
- Discover Your Journey
- And more!
*** AA/NA/ALON meeting will be available
Registration opens July 15th! To register you may email firstname.lastname@example.org, call
913-715-7880, or visit www.jocogov.org/mentalhealth.
Paper registration forms can be filled out at any of the locations listed below:
Johnson County Mental Health Center
Mission Office Shawnee Office Olathe Office
6000 Lamar, Suite 130 6440 Nieman Road 1125 W. Spruce St.
Mission Kansas 66202 Shawnee, Kansas 66203 Olathe, Kansas 66061
Pathways to Hope
520 S. Harrison St. #206
Olathe, KS 660614