2018 Indiana Health and Wellness SummitSeptember 6-7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Employers who take aggressive action toward implementing wellness programs will see decreased health care costs, increased awareness for both low- and high-risk employees, and reduced absenteeism, which can save the company thousands of dollars. This Summit will show you how to implement effective wellness programs, how to collect and analyze data to find out what’s working, how to measure your return on investment and so much more. No matter what your organization’s size or industry, you can benefit from attending this event.
Date: September 5, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm
Indiana Chamber of Commerce offices
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:
– Assess for risk of suicide or harm
– Listen non-judgmentally
– Give reassurance and information
– Encourage appropriate professional help
– Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.
What do Summit attendees have to say?
This [was] my first time attending the conference. I was able to learn, and make connections through out the Summit. If given the chance, I will certainly attend again.Jeran Lantz-Robbins
Strong content, humanizing and knowledgeable presenters, well thought through presentations, and an unexpected lift for one’s spirits — lots of adult problem solving and conversation!Bill Ghormley
I got a lot of great information from this Summit. The keynote speakers were fantastic as were many of the other speakers. The conference was very well planned. Thank you!2017 Summit Attendee
This event did a great job of incorporating all types of wellness. I’m already excited for the 2018 Summit!2017 Summit Attendee