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Let's Talk: How We Can MAKE IT OK! in the Northland. An education around the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

  • 12 Mar 2019
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Downtown Duluth

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                                      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. With extensive project management, process management, sales, marketing, event and campaign management, and a passion for building healthy communities, she has been working with Northland Healthy Minds since leaving her position with the City of Duluth just over a year ago.

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