Friday Morning                             Friday Afternoon              Dr. Karl Wilson is President/CEO           AJ Fre...
Gina Hill’s life started a new chapter   After lunch, family members of anyone specifically               on November 21, ...
2011 ErasE thE stigma sponsors:         Karla Smith Foundation Madison County Mental Health Board                   Two be...
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We will have a PTSD Workshop on Saturday August 27, 2011. Join us to learn how to cope with this if you are a caregiver, or want to find others to learn about local resources.

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  1. 1. Friday Morning Friday Afternoon Dr. Karl Wilson is President/CEO AJ French is Executive Director of Sacred Creations, of Crider Health Center, a safety net a faith-based and peer-operated organization community health center currently established to provide housing and employment serving over 56,000 residents in services for individuals living with significant mental Missouri. The Center integrates mental health conditions. health care with primary health care AJ will share her story of navigating throughand has obtained the designation of a Federally the maze of mental health clinics and hospitals.Qualified Health Center. Dr. Wilson has taught atWashington University in St. Louis for 34 years. Beth Orr, a Licensed Clinical ProfessionalHe currently serves on the boards of twelve local, Counselor, will reflect on AJ’s experiences.regional and national non-profit organizations. Mike Eisenbath, who was diagnosed with majorDr. Wilson will address: depression in 2000, and his wife Donna will talk• The current state of behavioral health about their experiences in learning about the disease• Accessing services under the current budget crisis of mental illness and how best to deal with it in a• Impact of Healthcare reform on patient care practical fashion. Melanie Wylie, a Clinical Nurse• What is good care? What is integrated care? Specialist and Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatry,• What to look for in a professional caregiver will reflect on the Eisenbaths’ experiences.• Accountable Care Organizations• Patient-Centered Medical Homes There will be a question-and-answer period following each presentation. Saturday Morning Saturday Afternoon Gina Hill is the wife of Iraq war AJ French, Executive Director of Sacred Creations, veteran, Ret. Staff Sergeant Allen Hill. has earned the credential of Certified Recovery SSgt. Hill has been diagnosed with Support Specialist and certification as a WRAP Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post- Recovery Educator. AJ will teach attendees how to Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Gina develop a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a is an advocate for families whose loved technique that will help family members (adults andones suffer with PTSD. She is the author of an award- children) as well as the person with a mental illnessnominated blog, has served on a media panel, and in their everyday living.has spoken at mental health conferences and onCapitol Hill. Gina and her husband were interviewed Anita Overturf, Mental Health Peer Specialiston the Oprah Winfrey Show in May, 2009. Consultant, introduced mental health recovery services to Illinois Centers for Independent Living inGina will address: 2004. Anita was awarded the Susan Kniffel Award• Journeying with loved ones with mental illness for her leadership in the mental health community in• Family and marriage issues 2009. Hear her inspirational story as a person living• Caregiving as a mother of young children with mental illness with a rewarding career as a mental health advocate. Saturday afternoon will also feature a breakout session exclusively for families dealing with PTSD. See reverse panel for information.
  2. 2. Gina Hill’s life started a new chapter After lunch, family members of anyone specifically on November 21, 2007 when she dealing with PTSD will move to the Shrine’s Guild learned that her husband, SSgt. Center for an exclusive workshop, facilitated by Allen Hill, had been critically Debbie Humphrey, R.N., B.S.N. Debbie is the injured while serving in Iraq. Since Program Director of the St. Clair County Mental that day, her family’s life has been Health Board and has first-hand experience as a dramatically altered as they face the mother and caregiver to a veteran with PTSD. I now knowchallenges of daily living and caring for someonewith Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Gina sharesher family’s hopes and struggles as she hassteered her family through the maze of mental “illness, treatment and recovery.Gina’s morning presentation addresses all thosewho journey with someone facing any kind of that my passion in life ismental illness. While her story is unique as amilitary wife and mother becoming a caregiver to help other woundedand advocate, her experience speaks to anyoneadjusting to life after diagnosis and finding the warriors and their families.”knowledge and courage to move forward. - Gina HillTHE SATurDAy AFTErnOOn WOrKSHOp Will incluDE: • An in-depth conversation with Gina detailing her experience in seeking treatment and support from military and veterans’ agencies, and about the help available to military and reserve families. A question-and-answer session will follow. • A learning session for caregivers and family members as well as those with PTSD to develop a Wellness Recovery Action Plan taught by AJ French. WRAP is an acclaimed technique that offers a tool for taking control of day-to-day living and moving forward with life. • A group discussion of the day’s talk and a Healing Service with a local military chaplain.Studies estimate that 1 in every 5 military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has PTSD.We are pleased to offer this nEW breakout session for people who wish to learn about issues surrounding pTSD in a private setting. If you plan to attend the PTSD workshop, please check the appropriate box when you register. space is limited
  3. 3. 2011 ErasE thE stigma sponsors: Karla Smith Foundation Madison County Mental Health Board Two beautifulNational Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Office of Apostolic Services - days of sharing Archdiocese of St. Louis and connecting. St. Clair County Mental Health Board 2011 ErasE thE stigma Wonderful - Exhibitors includE: full of passion Chad’s Coalition for Mental Health Chestnut Health Systems and belonging! Karla Smith Foundation from the 2010 NAMI attendee surveys St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville (among many others) c O n T i n u i n G E D u c AT i O n u n i T S Friday Illinois: 5.25 CEUs, LCPC and LCSW Missouri: .5 CEUs (4.5 clock hours or 5.4 contact hours) Saturday Illinois: 4.75 CEUs LCPC and LCSW Missouri: .6 CEUs (5 clock hours or 6 contact hours) Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Please return by August 15, 2011. Limited scholarships available. Name ______________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________ Address _____________________________________________ Email ____________________________________ City ________________________________________________ State ________ Zip _______________________ I will attend: r August 26 r August 27 r Both days (one day $30; both days $50; lunch included) r I want IL CEUs ($10.00 extra) r I want MO CEUs ($10.00 extra) r I plan on attending the PTSD Workshop Saturday afternoon r Check r VISA r Discover r MC r AmEx Credit card expiration date ______ Amount enclosed $ ______ Credit card #: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Signature ______________________________ SEND TO: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows – Pastoral Department 442 S. De Mazenod Dr. – Belleville, IL 62223-1023 0511.10M FOr inFOrMATiOn Or TO rEGiSTEr: 618.397.6700 x6270 scan the barcode to the right with your Smart phone* *requires third party application; may not be available on all phones