Region 5 Metro East Leadership Council’s: 21st Annual Recovery Conference

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Coming Together in Recovery

Cost: FREE

Friday, October 6, 2017

8 - 9 am Registration

9 am - 3:15 pm Conference

Lunch is provided

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

442 South De Mazenod Drive (Route 15)

Belleville, IL 62223

Sponsored by:

Region 5 Metro East Leadership Council

Madison County Mental Health Board

St. Clair County Mental Health Board

NAMI Southwestern Illinois

Recovery Support Center, Call for Help, Inc

Contact Cindy with questions 618-474-3813; cindy.mayhew@illinois.gov

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

9:00 - 9:45  Welcomes and Invited Guest Speakers
9:45 - 10:00 Our Stories through Photography; Sharon Diaz and  Roger Wegener
10:00 - 10:15 Susan Kniffel Award Presentation
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Stand Up For Mental Health : Local Comedy Troupe
This hilarious show looks at the lighter side of taking meds, dealing with addictions, seeing
counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system.
11:45- 1:00 Lunch and Visiting Information Tables
1:00- 2:00 5 Workshops to choice from (see below)
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15 5 workshops to choice from (see below)

 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Workshop Descriptions

  1. Building Your Life Castle ( Part 1), Nanette Larson Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? Today is your day! In this workshop, you will learn the 10 steps to building your life like a castle, fortified against attack. Part 1 will cover steps 1-5 and Part 2 at 2:15 will cover steps 6-10. (This workshop is a continuous workshop over 2 hours with 15 minute break at 2pm)
  2. Good Mood Food - Ways to Feed Our Positivity, Ty Bechel Workshop will cover ways to enhance positivity through getting active, kind, and empowered.
  3. Power and Positivity through Music, Theresa San Luis Music affects the mind, body, and soul. It can calm our thoughts, provoke us to dance, and elevate our mood. Tune in for a chance to experience music and explore its potential for wellbeing.
  4. 4. Assisting with Recovery: Understanding Problem Solving Court, Ricardo Anderson and Sabryn Cox. This workshop will provide information about problem solving court in Madison County and how it can benefit your recovery when facing legal charges. This is a chance to hear a recovery story of working with the court.
  5. 5. What is Health Insurance Parity and WHY Is It Important to Me?, Carol S. West In this session participants will learn the how to's of shopping for a health insurance plan. How "Parity Law" affects mental health and substance use disorder treatment will be explored. And you will learn how to navigate healthcare when things are working and what to do when things go wrong.

2:15 - 3:15 pm - Workshop Descriptions

  1. Building Your Life Castle ( Part 2) ; Nanette Larson Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? Today is your day! In this workshop, you will learn the 10 steps to building your life like a castle, fortified against attack. Part 1 covered steps 1-5 and Part 2 covers steps 6-10.
  2. Branching Out and Making New Friends, Sharon Diaz Is making new friends one of your goals? Could you benefit from learning some new conversation starters? Are you not sure when and how much to share about your mental illness? If so, this workshop might be just right for you.
  3. Emotional Relief through Comedy, John Wuest , Bradley Ebersol, and others TBD Participants will have the opportunity to hear the personal testimonies of how sharing their mental health journey through comedy enhanced their personal growth and provided emotional relief. The workshop will also give an overview of the Recovery Support Center Services at Call for Help, Inc.
  4. Caring for the Whole Person: The Integrated Approach, Molly McVey, Tracy Brown, Dana Schulte, Ellen Nester, and Michelle Killebrew Participants will learn what integrated care is, how it works, how it benefits you to focus on yourself as a whole person, and steps you can take for your health and wellness.
  5. Recovery and Empowerment Listening Session- NAMI Southwestern Illinois, Jessica Gruniech and Marie Krysnoski NAMI Southwestern IL will moderate a listening session. A listening session is one of the best ways to get constructive feedback and share best practices. The session will operate with a theme of recovery and empowerment for participants attending the conference. All are Welcome.

Other Highlights: Art Show & Information Tables

Conference Ends at 3:15pm