MENTAL FITNESS GOAL GROUP
PURPOSE: To encourage and equip citizens in achieving and maintaining mental fitness.
GENERAL DESIRED OUTCOMES:
1. Build networks throughout the county to equip citizens in achieving resilience.
2. Increase the practice of intentional choices to reduce stress and anxiety.
3. Educate to increase the community knowledge on mental fitness so individuals can make positive choices regarding their overall health.
The Mental Fitness Goal Group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:45 am at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 North 3rd St, Brainerd 56401
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!
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Mental Illness of a Parent
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Addiction of a Parent
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Domestic Violence
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Physical Abuse
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Emotional Neglect
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Physical Neglect
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Incarcerated Parents
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Emotional Abuse
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Sexual Abuse of Children
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Divorce or Separation of a Parent
Click to download ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) contact flyer PDF aces-contact-flyer
Click to download ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) handout PDF aces-handout-9-4-2016
Click to download ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort) 3-page “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Communities” PDF ACE Building Self-Healing Communities Handout
ARC (ACEs and Resilience Cohort)
Purpose: To achieve a healthier community through 1) public education about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and 2) promotion of resilience building knowledge and skills at the individual, family and community levels.
For more information contact;
Lowell Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Oltmann Tony.Oltmann@lssmn.org
Tom Gonzalez email@example.com
Jode Freyholtz-London received the Rural Health Hero award
Acts of Solace
Contemplating loss link
Directed by JAMES REDFORD and Produced by KAREN PRITZKER
Check Your Local Cable Listings
Want to Get Troubled Teens on the College Track? Figure Out Why They Misbehave
The documentary Paper Tigers shows what’s possible when schools talk to kids instead of suspending them.
– Liz Dwyer, Culture and education editor for Take Part
Swearing at teachers, throwing chairs in a classroom, getting into fights on campus, or ditching class—those kinds of behaviors are sure to get students suspended, expelled, or handcuffed in the back of a squad car at most American high schools. But instead of responding with the typical punitive, zero-tolerance disciplinary tactics, what would happen if teachers and administrators started asking kids who act out what’s really going on in their lives?
In Paper Tigers—a documentary that follows six troubled teens and the staff at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Walla Walla, Washington—educators try a different approach: by recognizing that student misbehavior is usually the result of traumatic stress from being abused or neglected, kids’ lives are transformed.
Some schools are using simple acts of kindness to support vulnerable students.
ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE TREE POSTER AND RESILIENCY BUILDING TOOLS
If your organization is interested in promoting an attitude of gratitude and borrowing a gratitude tree poster, contact Millie Engisch firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click to download flyer PDF CWE_Gratitude_Resiliency_Info_2018
9 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude https://www.unstuck.com/gratitude/
HOW TO PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Participate in the following tools that were shared by Dr. Bryan Sexton during The Science of Resilience event on September 21, 2015:
3 Good Things: bit.ly/crowwingsept
Nov 9 2015: bit.ly/crowwingnov
Gratitude Letters: bit.ly/gratpre
Signature Strengths: bit.ly/SSTRENGTHS
Click to download The Science of Resilience PowerPoint presentation by Bryan Sexton, PhD
– Frame Up the Problem introduction
– Tools for Solutions
Expression of Gratitude
Sense of Awe
You at Your Best
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
PROMOTING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH
Click link to view a YouTube clip, Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours
Click link to view a YouTube clip, A Very Happy Brain
Click link to view a YouTube clip, Three Parts of Your Brain
Click link to view a YouTube clip, How Brains are Built
Click to read an online articles on mindfulness
BENEFITS OF POSITIVITY AND COST OF NEGATIVITY
TED TALK ON THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY
with Brené Brown. Click here http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability
7 TIPS TO BUILD RESILIENCY
Click to download PDF building_resiliency_flyer