ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs)
The following are a series of articles aimed at exploring the problem of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their harmful effects on the physical, emotional and mental health of our community. Substantial public health research confirms that mistreatment of children results in a variety of problems for them as they grow into adulthood. Although the problems that result from ACEs create ripple effects throughout our communities, research shows that we can build resilience to the trauma caused by ACEs. Resilience trumps ACEs!
For more information contact about ACEs, contact:
Lowell Johnson email@example.com
Tony Oltmann Tony.Oltmann@lssmn.org
Tom Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org
Unmet Needs Survey for Region V+
Please take this survey to help us know what the needs are in Region V+ (Crow Wing, Aitkin, Cass, Todd, Morrison, and Wadena Counties).
This survey is used by the Mental Health Initiative for obtaining grant funding and targeting development of mental healther resources in our area.
ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE TREE POSTER
Having an attitude of gratitude and focusing on the positive things in life can help to build your resiliency for when the going gets tuff. To reserve a Gratitude tree and leaves for your business or organization to use for a month and strengthen resiliency please contact Millie Engisch Millicent.Engisch@EssentiaHealth.org
9 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude https://www.unstuck.com/gratitude/
CRISIS LINE AND REFERRAL SERVICE:
a confidential, and non-judgmental 24/7 crisis line for people who need a listening ear, information, referral resources, or crisis mental health intervention because we envision all people having access to resources that help them to cope or solve their problems. 800-462-5525
MN Department of Health link: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/topic/mentalhealth/
Kid-friendly, working on a happy brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZZ0zpUQhBQ&feature=youtu.be
HOW TO PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
To get involved with the Mental Fitness goal group, contact co-chairs:
Richard G Slieter email@example.com or
Nathan Bertram Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org