A Receptive Response for MHAM’s Self Care Kits

In October, we unveiled the Steps to Wellness kits at MHAM’s Celebrating Recovery education event. Since the event, we’ve had a tremendous response for these kits from individuals, providers and other community organizations. The kits offer several personal wellness tools that can be used to develop a plan for self-care, address a crisis should it arise, and tips on how to advocate for oneself. Because each person’s health and wellness varies and often changes throughout a lifetime, the resources contained in the kit can be used in conjunction with one another or separately. MHAM is inspired by the response and will continue to promote and encourage individuals and providers to take steps to incorporate personal wellness.

To order the Steps to Wellness kits, please call us at 612-331-6840 or kits can also be ordered online. Individual items from these kits can be downloaded from our website as well. Providers that need multiple copies, please contact Brett Dumke, Education Coordinator, at brettd@mentalhealthmn.org.

Steps to Wellness is Supported By:
• An educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC
• Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc.
• Park Nicollet Foundation Healthy Community
• Pfizer Healthcare

Speaking of wellness… In a past blog, we highlighted a campaign developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The SAMHSA 10X10 Wellness Campaign provides resources and free educational events surrounding the latest research and information on programs that address health and wellness issues for individuals with mental illnesses. On December 7, 2010, from 2pm-3:30 pm, the SAMSHA 10×10 Wellness Campaign will be hosting a free teleconference on Prevention and Holistic Approaches to Wellness.