Mental Health Education 24/7- Webinar Library

This library will be available at any time you choose to watch a program and new topics will be added following each live ZOOM program.  If you wanted to attend one of our programs but could not, you can now watch it when your schedule permits.

Fix What you Can: schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s fight for her son

Mindy Greiling’s memoir, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son, chronicles her family’s experience and legislative work in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Greiling will highlight her advocacy work and the importance of everyone advocating, both personally and for a better mental health system.

Original Webinar: December 16, 2020

Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story

Unglued is a candid, funny, and refreshingly irreverent portrayal of the role a spouse takes in loving a partner with a mental illness. Intimate and ultimately hopeful, Jeff’s story chronicles the power of compassion, faith, and resilience in the survival of a marriage and a caregiver’s own well-being.

Originally aired on: January 19, 2021

Peer Support Groups: why they help

After you or your loved one receives a diagnosis your world has changed. Different therapies and medication can help but Peer support has proven to be effective in addressing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Join our discussion about how peer support groups work and why they are helpful.

Originally aired on: January 27, 2021

Planning for Recovery

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. Developed by a group of people in search of ways to overcome their own mental health issues and fulfill their life dreams and goals, it is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, health care and mental health workers all over the world to address physical, mental health and life issues.

Originally aired on: February 10, 2021

Parenting the Other Child: Providing Support to Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Siblings of children with disabilities face unique challenges and when not provided with the right resources and support, they themselves are more likely to suffer from higher rates of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Learn how to support your other child.

Originally aired on February 24, 2021

Crisis Text Line- emergency mental health care in turbulent times

NAMI-CCNS board member Chris Gillock has been a volunteer crisis counselor for the past year for the Crisis Text Line. He will talk about his experience on the platform and its place in the mental health care universe.”

Originally aired on: April 28, 2021

Intimate Portraits

What does living in recovery mean? How does one move from dark days to thriving with a diagnosis. Whether you are a mom, student, or working professional, this presentation will change your perspective. Join Alyx and Jess as they share their personal stories of mental health challenges and how they learned to cope, adapt and enjoy life. Be prepared to be inspired!

Originally aired on: May 12, 2021

Medicines for Serious Mental Illness: what are they and their effects

Dr. Robert Shulman, MD Acting Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences speak about medicines for those living with a serious mental illness. Robert Shulman, M.D. is an Associate Professor and the Acting Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health Service Line Director at Rush University Medical Center, roles he assumed on January 1, 2020. Prior to that, he was the Vice Chair and Director of Clinical Services since his return to Rush in April 2012. Dr. Shulman has had a long presence on the North Shore. A graduate of Highland Park High School (1973), Dr. Shulman completed his Psychiatry Residency training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center then joined his father, Bernard Shulman, MD in 1991 bringing the practice to the Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie. He served as Chair of Psychiatry there from 2003 until its merger into the NorthShore University HealthSystem at the start of 2009. Dr. Shulman’s clinical expertise ranges from treatment resistant mood disorders to the neuropsychiatric conditions seen in the elderly and medically ill. He also has expertise in sports psychiatry and has worked with high level athletes in multiple professional sports. Additionally, he is certified by Major League Baseball to assess attention deficit and other cognitive deficit disorders that require treatment utilization exemptions. Dr. Shulman’s research and publications have been in the areas of mood disorders, migraine and pain, Parkinson ’s disease and ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). He is an active educator and received the Department of Psychiatry Preceptor of the Year Award for 2017-2018. His interest now is in building the Rush University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in a way that drives innovation and offers access to the best care anywhere.

This originally aired on September 16, 2021

The Importance of Neuroprotective Factors

Mental health conditions are often treated with pharmaceutical remedies. There are other possibilities to support recovery. Dr. Rodriguez- Menendez will share research on neuroprotective factors that may minimize the need for medications.

Originally aired on October 27, 2021