NAMI KDK Mental Health Education Series
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for complimentary coffee and light refreshments while learning about a variety of mental health topics. Upcoming NAMI KDK classes, support groups, and advocacy efforts will also be highlighted.
All are welcome to attend. Registration is suggested.
Next Mental Health Education Series event:
Thursday, February 13th, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Addressing Substance Use as a Family presented by Lisa Holch, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinician
Location: Kendall County Health Department, 811 W. John St. Room WIC, Yorkville, IL 60560
Registration is suggested. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-896-6264.
- How to talk to loved ones about concerns
- Where to get and find help
- Addressing own needs/stress regarding concern for loved ones
- Learning about signs and changes of a person in recovery
- Mental health resources
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Bipolar Disorder: Condition, Treatment, and Support presented by Dr. Phil Krasula, Psychologist
- Genetics and environment play a role in mental health. There are positive and negative risk factors. As you go along trajectory of life, can either lead in a more positive direction or in a more negative direction. In a more negative direction, it will take longer to change and get over to the positive direction.
- Physics relates to psychology. Newton's law-particle in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by a force. If someone has a dual diagnosis and is abusing drugs, the person will most likely stay on that course unless someone influences them to stop.
- The three main depressive disorders are Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, and Cyclothymic Disorder. All involve changes in mood, energy, and activity levels.
- Signs and symptoms fluctuate between manic and depressive episodes.
-Manic involves feeling very energetic, happy, talk fast, and have risky behaviors.
-Depressive involves feeling hopeless, low energy, sleep a lot, have trouble functioning, and may feel suicidal.
- For successful treatment, it is important to look at all four areas of the person: spirit (God/higher power), mind (counsciousness/awareness), brain (organ that needs to be told what to do), and body (controlled by brain functions/other systems) and evaluate each separately to see if any area is being neglected or has disorder that is affecting mood and proper functioning. Additionally, it is important to get the proper diagnosis from a professional.