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Intro to Advocacy 101

Join Victor McKenzie of SAARA of Virginia and Bruce Cruser of Mental Health Virginia as we discuss basic advocacy introduction for those new to Virginia’s legislative process.

Grief, Loss and Resilience

Examines the universal experience of grief and loss, reviews methods and approaches for coping, and discusses resilience skills that allow us to adapt and grow in response to painful and/or traumatic life events.

Trauma, Behavior and Shame: The Road to Resilience

Examines the effects of traumatic experiences on one’s behavior, the feeling of shame that may result, and the promise of building resilience through self-awareness, empathy and self-care.

Spotlight Series Part 1: Self-Compassion

We often go out of our way to show compassion to others, but how often do we show compassion to ourselves? In this 90-minute webinar, we will introduce you to the basics of self-compassion and examine the nuances of building a practice to help us care for ourselves, build resilience, and enhance overall well-being.

Spotlight Series Part 2: Self-Awareness

Being conscious of who you are and how you come across is a skill, one which will help you in understanding thoughts and feelings, allowing you to reduce stress and frustration while aiding in your recovery. In this 90-min webinar, you’ll explore the importance of building self-awareness and learn tips to become more self-aware.

Spotlight Series Part 3: Self-Empowerment

Unleash your potential by taking your self-empowerment skills to the next level. Deepen your sense of self-awareness, and foster compassionate, authentic connections with yourself and others. Learn how to take initiative and seek out opportunities to continuously learn, grow and evolve.

My Life, My Choices: Advance Directives as a Tool for Recovery

You are the expert on your life, including your medical and mental health care, but what happens when you cannot make decisions for yourself due to illness or injury? Who will make those important decisions then? We will discuss how you can prepare for the future and make sure you always have a voice in these important decisions.

Advance Directives are a legal document to direct your future health care if you become incapable of making an informed decision about your care. In this introduction to advance directives in Virginia, you will learn how they work and how to create one for yourself.