Feb 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Kendall County Health Department

NAMI KDK Mental Health Education Series

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.

NAMI KDK Mental Health Education Series

Time & Location

Kendall County Health Department 811 W John St, Room WIC, Yorkville, IL 60560, USA

About 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 education@namikdk.org or call 630-896-6264. 

Topics: 

  • 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

Previous Event:

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bipolar Disorder: Condition, Treatment, and Support  presented by Dr. Phil Krasula, Psychologist

Presentation Highlights:

  • 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. 

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