April

Wed., April 8: How to Cope with Uncertainty Part II Webinar, 8 a.m., With more adults, parents, and employees trying to effectively juggle work, online classes, kids at home, and more overall stress with each passing day, the COVID-19 crisis presents a large concern for heightened anxiety, burnout, and mental health and substance misuse issues. Join Mindwise Innovations and its trauma specialist, Joanna Bridger, LICSW, for its next webinar to address these concerns. This adult-specific discussion will provide tips for coping during these times of uncertainty using the proven framework of safety, predictability, and control. We’ll cover topics including:

  • How can I support my family and loved ones during this time?
  • What are some strategies I can use to feel more in control?
  • How can I alleviate my underlying feelings of anxiety?

Learn more and register here.

Sat., April 14: Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased? A webinar presented by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and Dr. Stephen Maren, noon. Re-experiencing traumatic events is a core symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cognitive-behavioral therapies seek to eliminate traumatic memories, but these approaches are vulnerable to relapse. New advances in the neurobiology of fear memory promise novel approaches to PTSD treatment, including the erasure of traumatic memories. Learn more and register here.

Sat., April 25:  Virtual East Helena Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, 1- 4 p.m.  Join the fight against suicide by participating in the fourth-annual walk virtually. Learn more about how to participate virtually here.

May

Sat., May 23: North Rodney Street Block Party – noon to 2 p.m. Spend part of Memorial Day weekend at this block party in honor of Mental Health Month. The event will include free food, lots of fun for the kids and plenty of community resources, and live music, too! The block party will be held in the 100 block of North Rodney. Learn more here.

Sat., May 30: Suicide prevention is everybody’s business. Join us for a free session of the suicide prevention training QPR at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave. Set for 10 a.m., the training provides everyone with the skills to help friends, neighbors, and loved ones who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. Any adults are welcome to attend. Learn more here.