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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By MPL Staff on Apr 29, 2019 8:23 AM

WISE 101: End Stigma Together
Monday, May 6, 5:30-7:30 pmWashington Park Branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Research has found that the most effective way to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness is for people to meet people living in recovery with mental illness and learn their story. Explore how stigma leads to oppression, and how to increase inclusion, support, and solidarity for those facing mental health and substance use challenges.

Overcoming the Destructive Effects of Stress and Anxiety
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30-7:30 pmCapitol Branch, 3969 N. 74th St.
Tuesday, May 14, 5-7:30 pmWashington Park Branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Stress is the #1 health hazard in the United States. Learn how stress affects you physiologically, physically, emotionally, and behaviorally, and receive simple yet powerful techniques to quickly ease your mental and emotional distress.
Presented by Dr. Tony Piparo, an internationally bestselling author, speaker, coach, and award winning researcher.

“I Seek to Listen & Support”: How to be a Safe Person
Monday, May 28, 6-7:30 pm - Capitol Branch, 3969 N. 74th St.

Presented by WISE Wisconsin. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental illness or substance use illness in any given year. How can we best support those we love who may be struggling? Learn how WISE Wisconsin’s seven promises can help you become a safe, supportive, and compassionate person.

Ask a Question, Save a Life: QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Saturday, May 18, 1-3 pm - Capitol Branch, 3969 N. 74th St.
Thursday, June 6, 3-5 pm - Washington Park Branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Presented by Prevent Suicide of Greater Milwaukee. Learn to recognize the risk factors and warning signs associated with suicidal thoughts and how to offer hope and help with QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training.

Available to parents, friends, teachers, ministers, medical and mental health professionals. QPR Training is led by a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Trainer. This training is not recommended for someone who has recently lost a loved one.

Freedom From Depression: 6 Keys to Eliminating Emotional Pain
Tuesday, May 21, 5-7:30 pm - Capitol Branch, 3969 N. 74th St.

Drawing on fresh insights into the causes of depression, Dr. Piparo gets to the heart of the problem and offers practical, simple, and effective methods to reverse the effects of a runaway fight-or-flight reflex and transform Negative Programming Cycles into Positive Programming Cycles. Intervening in and reversing the effects of these two common experiences stops them in their tracks and absolutely keeps you from falling into the rabbit hole f depression. Presented by Dr. Tony Piparo, an internationally bestselling author, speaker, coach, and award winning researcher.

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