Mental Health Matters
National Recovery Month & Back to School Edition
- National Recovery Month and How it relates to Schools and Communities?
- Routines: Why They are Important for Youth & Adult Psychological Health
- The Benefits of Routines on Families & School Success
- September 7 & 14th: Online Self-Care Cafes for Parents, Teachers, & Adults
- September 14th: FREE Opioid Summit in Eaton County
- FREE Fall Mental Health Trainings: Spaces still open!
- FREE Tri-County Community Health Guides and Referral Pads Available Now
What does National Recovery Month have to do with schools and our communities?
QUIZ: True or False
1. Nearly one-quarter of all Americans have a family member or close friend who has been or is addicted to substances.
FALSE. Nearly one-half of all Americans have a family member or close friend who has been or is affected by substance use disorder. To read more, go here. So, half of all students and families are likely impacted by substance use.
2. About 1 in 8 children in the United States aged 17 or younger were residing in homes with at least one parent who had an Substance Use Disorder according to 2017 research.
TRUE. To read more, go here.
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery for people of every age and those who care about them.
Free Eaton County Opioid Summit for Professionals & Community Members
Eaton County professionals and community members are invited to attend the Opioid Summit to give honest and open feedback for planning in our communities. This summit will be presented by TBD Solutions, a contacted facilitator whose purpose is to get to the root of community problems and issues. Professionals please join for a presentation and panel discussion (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm) followed by a dinner (5:30 - 6:30pm). Community members please join for dinner (5:30 to 6:30 pm) followed by a presentation and time for discussion (6:30 - 8:00 pm) at the Eaton Area Senior Center. Registration is REQUIRED for all attendees.
For questions or more information, contact Charisse at: 517-541-8912.
4:00 to 5:30 pm Presentation and Panel Discussion for Professionals: Register here.
5:30 to 6:30 pm Free Meal for Professionals and the Community Participants.
6:30 to 8:00 pm Community Presentation and Discussion. Register here.
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022, 04:00 PM
Eaton Area Senior Center, South Cochran Avenue, Charlotte, MI, USA
Pychological Benefits of Routines
What are the Benefits of Having a Routine?
Daily routines are helpful, but you may need a weekly routine for things that you do less often, such as grocery shopping or exercise. Set one or more routines, and you can reap these benefits:
- Your stress level will fall. Less decisions to make. Normalization of activity.
- You'll sleep better. See more here about the benefits of a sleep schedule and a bedtime routine.
- You'll enjoy better health. Meal planning makes it easier to stick to a healthy diet, but that means setting aside time for shopping and meal prep. Similarly, you can use a routine to boost your physical activity or to take your medication on time.
- You'll be happier. If you have a schedule, you can build in time for play. Yes, adults need playtime as much as children!
When a Routine Is Especially Important for One's Mental Health:
Routines Benefit Families and Improve School Success
- Can help children feel safe and secure. Students who feel secure are able to focus at school.
- Researchers have found links between family routines and children's social skills and academic success. Routines can help foster school attendance. See Eaton County Truancy and Absenteeism Prevention Toolkit at the button below.
- Routines are valuable for families during times of crisis. If a caregiver is ill, for example, children with routines are better able to cope.
Free Fall Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Free Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Training: September 22, 2022 12:00-4:30 pm. Click here to register.
Free In-Person Youth Mental Health First Aid Training November 3, 2022 12:00-4:30 pm at Eaton RESA. Click here to register.
Eaton County Frontline Workers Present: Improving the Client Experience
September 8th, 10 am to 12 pm in person at Eaton RESA
Eaton County Frontline Workers present Improving The Client Experience. Come and participate in a fun and interactive two-hour program designed to help you create a memorable client-centered experience. Registration required here.