Published on January 16, 2018

Are winter blues impacting you?

Local resiliency events planned

Resiliency is important for each of us to live a healthy life physically and emotionally. The winter months can exacerbate the need for resiliency skills. Crow Wing Energized (CWE) is spreading resilience and growing a positive attitude in residents of Crow Wing County (CWC) to help improve overall mental health, which is also linked to physical health. A number of resiliency-themed educational opportunities endorsed by Crow Wing Energized are being held in the coming months for community members:

    • 1.16.2018 – St. Andrew’s Church 6:15-7 p.m. “Introduction to Mental Illness: Anxiety and Depression and Other Challenges to Mental Health”
      Learn more about mental health and mental illness and what you can do to develop resiliency in these five sessions facilitated by a professional mental health practitioner. Come to one or come to all five. Session 1 of 5.
    • 1.17.2018 – Central Lakes College Chalberg Theatre 2:30-5:00 & 6:00 – 8:30 “I am Jane Doe”
      Sex Trafficking Awareness month documentary screening followed by Q&A
    • 1.18.2018 – Central Lakes College 12-2 p.m. “ACEs 101”
      Understand historical and family contexts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and focus on our own personal wellbeing and resilience building to change the trajectory or our own lives as well as our children, grandchildren, and those with whom we share our lives. Registration required: http://crowwingenergized.org/events/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-101/
    • 1.18.2018 – Webinar 9:00-10:30 a.m. “Reducing ACEs & Building Resilience: Successes in three communities in Washington State”
      Learn about significant progress being made in reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), early childhood trauma, through examples of some of the successes that three communities experienced in Washington State, and sharing conversations with people doing this work in Washington State. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5575033413956025858
    • 1.18.2018 – Franklin Arts Center 11:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00 “The Business Behind Sex Trafficking”
      Demand: A closer look at sex buyers in Minnesota
      Supply: A glimpse into the life – victims and traffickers
    • 1.24.2018 – Brainerd Family YMCA 6:30-8:00 p.m. “Do You Know How to Stay Safe on the Internet?"
      An event for parents and youth.
    • 1.25.2018 – St. Andrew’s Church 6:15-7 p.m. “Building Resiliency: Unhealthy Thinking Habits and What You Can Do About Them”
      Learn more about mental health and mental illness and what you can do to develop resiliency in these five sessions facilitated by a professional mental health practitioner. Come to one or come to all five. Session 2 of 5.
    • 1.26.2018 – Brainerd Lakes Chamber 12-1:00 p.m. “Emotional Intelligence and Emotion Coaching”
      This session will examine the five skills of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and review the research on what adults should and shouldn’t do to promote EQ in children.
    • 1.27.2018 – Franklin Arts Center 12:00-4:00 (speaker 1-2:30) - “Art of Alchemy: an Inside View of the Transformational Process of a Sex Trafficking Survivor”
      Hear from a survivor of sex trafficking about her journey of healing & restoration, & view an art exhibit
    • 1.30.2018 – St. Andrew’s Church 6:15-7 p.m. “Building Resiliency: The Importance of Proper Nutrition and Exercise”
      Learn more about mental health and mental illness and what you can do to develop resiliency in these five sessions facilitated by a professional mental health practitioner. Come to one or come to all five. Session 3 of 5.
    • 2.1.2018 – Central Lakes College Chalberg Theatre 7 p.m. “Resilience: The biology of Stress & The Science of Hope”
      Screening of a documentary focused on the movement to fight back to protect children from the toxic effects of stress and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.
    • 2.8.2018 – St. Andrew’s Church 6:15-7 p.m. “Building Resiliency: The Importance of Sleep Hygiene”
      Learn more about mental health and mental illness and what you can do to develop resiliency in these five sessions facilitated by a professional mental health practitioner. Come to one or come to all five. Session 4 of 5.
    • 2.19.2018 – Cuyuna Range Youth Center 6:00-7:30 p.m.– “Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer”
      Learn the 3 simple steps to help save a life from suicide. (Part of a series). Register by calling Crosby-Ironton Community Ed at 218-545-8822 or dsova@ci.k12.mn.us
    • 2.20.2018 – St. Andrew’s Church 6:15-7 p.m. “Building Resiliency: Practicing Gratitude”
      Learn more about mental health and mental illness and what you can do to develop resiliency in these five sessions facilitated by a professional mental health practitioner. Come to one or come to all five. Session 5 of 5.
    • 2.23.2018 – Lakewood Evangelical Free Church 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. “Crow Wing Energized 5th Annual Health and Wellness Summit: Resiliency (Body, Mind, Spirit)”
      Discover the Chemistry of Calm by integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Emmons, learn about the 2017 Community Health survey results, and and network with other attendees who share passion surrounding health and wellness. Registration required: http://crowwingenergized.org/events/5th-annual-health-wellness-summit/
    • 3.1.2018 – First Lutheran Church 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. “ACEs 101 training: A Faith Filled Response”
      Understand historical and family contexts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and focus on our own personal wellbeing and resilience building to change the trajectory or our own lives as well as our children, grandchildren, and those with whom we share our lives. Register online at https://squareup.com/store/pointway-church
    • 3.8.2018 – Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center 6:30 – 8:30 pm “Executive Function for Brain Development in Early Childhood”
      Learn firsthand about how executive function is tied to the brain, and how both develop as function of experience, along with how to measure EF in childhood and effective ways to support its health development in the early childhood classroom.
    • 3.19.2018 – Cuyuna Range Youth Center 6:00-7:30 p.m.– “40 Developmental Assets”
      Identify skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful, contributing adults. Register by calling Crosby-Ironton Community Ed at 218-545-8822 or dsova@ci.k12.mn.us
    • 3.22.2018 – Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center/Wellness in the Woods 8:00-4:30 “Mental Health First Aid” 

For more information on Crow Wing Energized’s resiliency efforts or to utilize free resiliency tools, contact Cassie Carey at cassie.carey@essentiahealth.org.