Mental Health Efforts in October

Nationwide, the month of October has two awareness topics. One is focused on depression and the other on mental illness. Four Corners is offering education events that support your mental and physical well-being.

Mental health stigma gets in the way of people accepting the help and treatment they need. It also can cause people to feel isolated. Four Corners has planned a workshop to address mental health stigma. Building a Healthier Community: Addressing Mental Health Stigma will take place on Thursday, November 2nd. It will be hosted at the Hothus Convention Center in York and starts at 9:00 a.m. The cost for the workshop is $15.  Most of the costs are covered by a Title V Maternal Child Health Block Grant subaward. Registration is required. It can be found on the Four Corners website –

The agenda for the day includes:

  • Promoting Zero Mental Health Stigma with Don Belau, PhD
  • Opening Pandora’s Box: Discussing Suicide Openly with Kate Speck, PhD, MAC, LADC
  • Reflective Practice: Listening to Attune with Jamie Bahm, MS
  • Building Mental Health Stigma Resistant Communities with Don Belau, PhD
  • Influencing Change in Our Community with Scott Butler, EdD

Join us to explore ways to reduce mental health stigma and increase the message of hope!

Also, October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying can really affect a person’s mental health. Bullying can happen to anyone, anywhere. Don’t be silent. Speak up and say something if you see bullying taking place. If you feel like you can’t, tell someone else who can help you. Remember the words you use carry weight. Be careful what you say and do. Think about who you’re interacting with and how it might affect them. Support others to do the same.

Make mental health a priority. Do what you can to help yourself and those around you. Be aware of how you’re feeling and how you’re making others feel. Watch out for those around you. Encourage them to take care of their mental health too. Maybe do something nice for them to help, like leave a thank you note. Even the small things can make a big difference.

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