Melanie Childers, Spiritual Practices for Mental Health
Melanie is Director of Pastoral Care for Appalachian Regional Healthcare
System. She is currently facilitating a spirituality group at Cannon
Memorial Hospital's inpatient behavioral health unit.
Annual Members Meeting and Election
Annual business meeting of members, at which we will vote on
board members and other business. To be eligible to vote, members must be
current on dues payment not later than September 8. To determine whether your membership
is current: (1) check membership account at NAMI.org or (2) contact Mike Tanner at
Stephanie Greer, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Appalachian Regional Healthcare Services
Stephanie is the Director of Behavioral Health at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Stephanie will introduce us to the behavioral health services offered by ARHS and to their plans for expansion of those service.
There will be: chair massages, a raffle with LOTS of amazing prizes, kids activities face painting, henna, snacks, our annual short walk around the pond and lots of great company and conversation all to support moms and families facing perinatal mood & anxiety disorders (PMAD)!
The Climb Out of the Darkness (COTD) is an international fundraiser and event for survivors, providers, and members of the community to raise awareness about PMAD. The Climb brings people together all over the globe near the solstice (the longest, brightest day of the year) to shine a light on a darkness we often don't speak about. The High Country Climb Out of The Darkness event is being coordinated by Postpartum Support International-NC (PSI-NC), as well as local mothers, maternal wellness workers and advocates. This year we have choices for you in how you support the Climb!
Overview of Dementia Friends Initiative
Everyone in the community can help make a difference for those with dementia and their caregiver. This presentation will draw attention to caregiver self-care, specifically motivating caregivers to take care of their health in order to provide quality care and decrease depression.
Speaker: Amber Chapman of High Country Area Agency on Aging
Are you interested in learning more about the opioid crisis? Are you interested in ways your congregation can get involved? This event is open to all.
2018 Watauga Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Result Highlights
Topic: A review of the 2018 YRBS survey collection from Watauga County Middle & High School Students. Will cover some of major highlights within each survey and some of the current work being done to target student needs from Watauga County Schools and other community agencies.
Presenter: Elizabeth Kerley, AppHealthCare
Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative's Annual Conference
A community impact event focused on transforming Watauga County and creating a shared understanding of how trauma and resiliency affect behavior, learning, and lifetime physical and mental health.
From 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Intelligent Lives film screening and the High Country Capable PhotoVoice display will take place in the Beacon Heights room in the Plemmons Student Union. There will also be a panel for the program immediately after the screening. From 6:30-7 you will have a chance to walk around and see the photos and meet the young adults whose stories are being told, and the film will start at 7 with a panel discussion to follow at 8:30pm.
Friday, April 5, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center Auditorium, 9 am-5 pm.
To register go to https://tinyurl.com/y6wlzvd2.
NAMI High Country is offering scholarships to cover the $25 registration fee.
To apply, contact Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-225-2785, ext. 5324.
For more information, go to https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.
9th Annual Faith Connections on Mental Illness Conference