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Mental Health, Dentistry & You
COVID-19 has impacted us all and shed light on the importance of mental health and wellness. Taking care of yourself is a central part of taking care of others. Take a first step by signing up for this session on workplace wellness, the first in a series of wellness related education from the ADA. This digital event is free and everyone is welcome.

Brought to you by NAMI Chicago, this webinar is the first in a series of educational programming on mental health and wellness provided in part by a generous grant from Crest + Oral-B. In this 1 hour workshop, participants will learn about NAMI Chicago's resources, dive deep into the definition of wellness, learn how to recognize when a colleague is struggling, and identify ways to be supportive. The digital event will address specific aspects of the dental practice and workplace that provide challenges and opportunities for wellness and NAMI Chicago will provide wellness techniques and strategies that dentists and their teams can implement to build resilience and improve workplace wellness. To round out the session, participants will create their own "Wellness Plan" in order to better manage stress and engage in self-care. The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago is to improve the lives of those affected by mental health conditions.

Objectives:
1. Leave with an understanding of NAMI Helpline and resources
2. Dedicated space and time to consider the trauma and impact of COVID-19
3. Understand stress and burnout and how they occur
4. Know the signs that you or someone else may be in need of extra support
5. Learn how to serve as a support for colleagues, friends, and family

Jun 22, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Kasey Franco, MA (She/Her/Hers)
Chief Education Officer @NAMI Chicago
Kasey Franco joined NAMI Chicago in February 2017. She oversees and executes NAMI Chicago’s mental health training and education programming collaborating with community organizations and workplaces to open conversations around fighting mental health stigma and fostering wellness. After earning her Master’s, Kasey led recovery-oriented programming for at-risk young women in Chicago public schools. Later, she joined Riveredge Hospital for 5 years as a Legal Case Manager and Discharge Planner for registered male sex-offenders, providing counseling, psychosocial assessments, in-court advocacy, in addition to coordinating discharge on behalf of her clients. Kasey is originally from the Bay Area of California, earning her Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with a major in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kasey is driven to build a community which prioritizes wellness as it impacts our lives.