Mental Health & Chronic Illness: Supporting Individuals & Families

Join Mental Health America of Greater Houston as we discuss the relationship between mental health and chronic physical illness. Individuals with chronic physical illness have higher rates of mental health issues than the general population and vice versa. When mental health issues remain unidentified or unaddressed, as they often do in the context of chronic illness, the repercussions can be grave. For example, the presence of depression in individuals with diabetes increases health care costs by 50% to 75% according to the World Federation of Mental Health. To increase identification and treatment of mental health concerns in the context of chronic illness, MHA will be offering chronic illness and mental health training, particularly to promotores/Community Health Workers. 

 

Mental Health & Chronic Illness: Supporting Individuals & Families

Wednesday, September 28th

10:00am - 11:30am

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Conference Center, Room 104

9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074

 

Free Training!

 

Free 3.0 CEUs for Community Health Workers (1.0 Interpersonal, 1.0 Service Coordination and 1.0 Knowledge Base)

 

Light snacks provided ● Free training ● Registration required

 

To request a training for your organization, agency or group, contact Tiffany Ross, Education & Training Program Manager at tross@mhahouston.org

Speaker Monica James, Certified Community Health Worker Instructor

When?

Wed, Sept. 28, 2016
10 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
9401 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074
United States

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Conference Center, Room 104