Rise Above It is a free, four day virtual emotional health and wellness workshop for adults and students ages twelve and up. This program helps participants learn how to cope with life’s challenges and stress. Topics on depression, addiction, anxiety, smoking/vaping, anger management, food and mood, grief and loss, and social media will all be discussed on scheduled Zoom meetings. Rise Above It be the change, will start on Sep. 21st, 2020 and end on Sept. 24th, 2020. For more information and how to register, visit healthy365 online at behealthy365.org/RiseAboveIt or call (317) 468-4231.
September 21st, 2020
This session will focus on identifying variances in depression-related symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults. Suicide risks, warning signs, and the impact of suicide and grief will be addressed as well as ways to seek professional assistance.
Kevin will talk about addictive disorders from experimental use to full blown dependency, why the drugs aren’t the issue and why treatment failures are common place and the how’s and why’s of treatment and mutual help groups.
September 22nd, 2020
During this time ways to make it work for you and when to seek help will be discussed.
Please join the Hancock County Tobacco Free Coalition for a powerful community conversation about the youth vaping epidemic affecting our youth in Hancock County and beyond. E-cigarettes and vaping products are the number one drug of choice among youth across our country today. Our goal is to educate and empower our youth, parents, and community about this issue and to work together to raise awareness and provide resources to help.
September 23rd, 2020
Topic: Anger Management
Typical behaviors for teens, ways to teach teens anger management skills, strategies that work, preventing future problems, origins of anger, strategies to calm self, responsibility for anger and ways for coping, and reducing stress will all be talked about.
Topic: Food and Mood
Mood is affected by many different things including the food that we eat. Join us to learn what research is currently telling us about how our diet and certain nutrients affect our mood. Learn what changes we can make in our diets that have a positive effect on our mood and how to help the children in our life also make these positive choices.
September 24th, 2020
Topic: Grief and Loss
Right now, during this time of pandemic, we have all lost things that are important to us—our normal way of living, a feeling of security, and the normalcy of our lives the way we lived them pre-COVID-19. We miss our friends, we miss our plans, we miss the events and outings we so enjoyed with one another. In addition to these everyday losses, we may also have had heartbreaking losses like the death of a loved one, the loss of a home, or the disappearance of a fulfilling job or volunteer role. Collectively, we have a lot to grieve. Luckily, there is a way to understand why we grieve and discover simple things that can help us grieve in a healthy way. Join us for this workshop to learn some basics of self-care as we grieve. Leader Katherine Murray is the Supportive Services and Bereavement Coordinator at Suburban Hospice, and she supports 275 grieving families each year.
Topic: Social Media
The target of this discussion is to talk about how predators use technology to groom children. Topics will include: pitfalls of posting too much, challenges that are presented, downside of posting/sharing inappropriate photos, and the many types of online predators and how they target their victims.
This is a great opportunity for students and adults to participate in a free virtual program that will bring awareness to issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and etc.