February 16, 2019

NHRA: Mental Illness in the Workplace

Event Date: March 12, 2019 at 11:15 am

Location: Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth

Event: Northland Human Resources Association Presents Let’s Talk: How We Can Make It OK! In The Northland, An education around the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

Date: 3/12/2019

Time: 11:15am – 1:00pm

Place: Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth

NHRA Event Description:

Northland Healthy Minds seeks to educate about the stigma around mental illness and the damage it can do.  By breaking down that stigma, people with mental illnesses will feel safe to talk about them and will find it easier to ask for help in finding treatment and resources.

This presentation will provide a definition and examples of what stigma is and how it impacts our communities and workplaces. Additionally it provides information about ways that employers and individuals can get involved locally, and information about the Northland Healthy Minds organization and impact.

Learn the five things you can do to create a workplace that values good mental health.  Participants will learn how to promote good mental health (including dealing with stress), the common symptoms of a mental illness, how attitudes and language impact people with mental illnesses, and accommodations for a mental illness.

Shannon Sweeney Jorgenson, SHRM-SCP is the coordinator for Northland Healthy Minds, a collaborative of businesses, organizations and people in Northeastern Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin, working together to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. Shannon has over 25 years of business experience, ranging from non-profits and government to Fortune 500 companies. 

Learn Morehttp://www.northlandhra.org/event-3157134

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