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Thursday, March 24 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Mental Health- Accommodating, Assisting and Educating our Clientele

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Addiction, anxiety, depression, self-harm, teen suicide; these issues have been media buzzwords in recent years and all fall under the issue of mental health.  According to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one in five adults in the United States reports experiencing a mental health disorder (2011.)  That equates to approximately 46 million adults and does not account for youth.  Mental disorders can develop at any age, but according to Archives of General Psychiatry half of mental disorders begin by age 14.  Extension professionals are in contact with mental disorders daily and knowing how to accommodate and assist those with mental disorders is paramount to fulfilling extension’s mission.

In this knowledge cafe, participants will be given an overview of mental health issues and learn the Mental Health First Aid ALGEE method.  Participants will use small groups and Poll Everywhere to discuss how Extension can accommodate those with mental disorders, incorporate mental health education into programming, and practice using the ALGEE method through scenarios.  Extension Professionals will gain a greater understanding of mental health, action steps for assisting in mental health crisis, and ideas on how to promote positive mental health to clientele. 

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Jami Dellifield

Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Hardin County
Jami Cavinee Dellifield is proud to be the newest addition to the Hardin County Extension Staff. Jami joined the team on October 5, 2015 as the Family and Consumer Sciences Educator. Jami was born and raised in Hardin County, and graduated from Riverdale High School in 1990. Jami is a 1994 graduate of Ohio Northern University (BA, Psychology— Minor,Communications) and a 2002 graduate of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MA, Christian... Read More →
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Katie Feldhues

Ohio State University Extension

Amanda Raines

The Ohio State University

Thursday March 24, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Live Oak

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