7 days of mindfulness to prioritize mental health
Monday, May 9 through Sunday, May 15
Held at St. Mark’s. Open to the community.
The last two years have been difficult, and few of us have been unaffected physically or emotionally. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is a great time to give our individual and communal mental health priority.
The Mental Health Team at St. Mark's Lutheran Church is offering a 7-day "Project Awareness" that offers multiple opportunities to become more mindful of mental health issues and more educated about mental health resources. During the week, a variety of mental health professionals will be providing presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions.
Here's an overview of the schedule. CLICK HERE for a one-page flyer to post or handout.
Through the Ages”
May 9, 7 p.m.
A school counselor, college counselor, family therapist, therapist specializing in veteran care, and elderly care professional discuss how to spot mental health issues in those we care about.
“Therapy Isn’t Just
Sitting on the Couch”
May 10, 7 p.m.
An art therapist, music therapist, play therapist, equine therapist, and drama therapist share their craft and how it helps those with mental health issues.
“This Is What We’ve Been Waiting For?”
May 11, 7:30 p.m.
St. Mark’s Mental Health Team facilitates a conversation about returning back to “normal” after COVID and realizing that things are not as they were.
“First Responder: Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)”
May 12, 7 p.m.
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain, with social workers and mental health professionals, discuss how training first responders in CIT can help de-escalate mental health issues.
“Stress Reliever Workshop: Yoga and Meditation”
May 13, 10 a.m.
Aurora University instructor Annie Craig leads a yoga and meditation class to provide hands-on experience of how these practices can support mental health.
“Sabbath: Rest Matters
for Your Mental Health”
Instead of an event, this is a day for making intentional time to rest on your own. St. Mark’s Mental Health Team will provide an article you can read at your leisure.
“You Are Not Alone”
May 15, 11:30 a.m.
NAMI KDK Executive Director Sara Gray will share what supportive services are available, with an open Q&A.