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MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
It is not the intention of Mental Health America of Illinois to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions.
NEWS & VIEWS
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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
MENTAL HEALTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
MHAI introduced a new initiative in 2010, the Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP). MHEP expands MHAI's public education efforts and connects the community with learning and networking opportunities, including the availability of free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) . The goal of MHEP is to provide mental health and other social service providers with the most up-to-date information and tools to successfully work with their clients, as well as to empower consumers to live successful and productive lives.
WHAT IS THE MHEP?
A series of educational presentations/trainings throughout the Chicagoland area
Presentation topics range from addictions to smoking cessation, bullying to social emotional literacy, and other current mental health topics.
Provides specialized training for professionals to empower clients with mental illnesses in their efforts to quit smoking
Trains mental health professionals in implementing the widely recognized Courage to Quit® program within their current practice.
Aims to reduce tobacco-related illnesses and deaths in persons with mental illnesses through comprehensive education and tools for professionals who treat and work with them.
WHO BENEFITS from participation in the MHEP?
Social Service Providers
Mental Health Providers - Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Case Managers
Other healthcare providers
Consumers of mental health services
Parents and other caregivers
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS GAIN?
• Best practices from experts in the field on a variety of specialty topics
• An opportunity to network with other colleagues and share experiences
• Free continuing education units (CEUs) on a wide range of current topics in the mental health field