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1 Live Your Life Well a public education effort promoting mental wellness and well-being

2 a nonprofit agency helping people achieve wellness encouraging people to live mentally healthier lives a voice for positive change in Missouri

3 Our mission: To promote mental health and to improve the care and treatment of persons with mental illness through advocacy, education and service

4 Helping people achieve mental wellness.

5 A web-based, public education campaign helping people take positive action toward improving their mental health and well-being Live Your Life Well

6 Consists of ten tools promoting resiliency Provides practical, easy-to-use suggestions on maintaining and improving mental wellness Offers helpful resources and information to strengthen the mental health safety-net Live Your Life Well

7 A grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health afforded MHA to develop a pilot on-the-ground program to impact two communities: African Americans and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals.

8 Gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds are strong determinants whether individuals will seek help, types of help they seek, coping styles, social supports and how much stigma they attach to mental health. Live Your Life Well

9 MHA met with a variety of local and out-state community partners to advise us on developing culturally sensitive seminars and materials along with expanding our helpline with culturally competent mental health providers. Live Your Life Well

10 LGBT Outreach Committee: Growing American Youth Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region Missouri Health Equity Collaborative SAGE Metro St. Louis St. Louis Effort for AIDS St. Louis Gender Foundation The SPOT Live Your Life Well

11 African American Outreach Committee: Better Family Life Brown School of Social Work – Washington University-St. Louis Amanda L. Murphy Hopewell Center Lincoln University Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Live Your Life Well

12 African American Outreach Committee: Missouri Health Equity Collaborative St. Louis Public Schools University of Missouri–Columbia University of Missouri– St. Louis Walters Walk Counseling Live Your Life Well

13 Community Outreach Committees: – Evaluated pilot seminars – Assembled focus groups to test seminars – Connected MHA with host organizations – Identified mental health service providers – Identified out-state sites for webinars/seminars Live Your Life Well

14 The seminars are based on a body of scientific evidence in behavioral and medical research. Simply stated, its evidenced-based common sense. Live Your Life Well

15 Log on to to sample the websitewww.liveyourlifewell.org Easy-to-access from home, work, library, college, etc. Easy language, easy and direct resources Live Your Life Well

16 1.Connect with Others 2.Stay Positive 3.Get Physically Active 4.Help Others 5.Get Enough Sleep 6.Create Joy and Satisfaction 7.Eat Well 8.Take Care of Your Spirit 9.Deal Better with Hard Times 10.Get Professional Help if You Need It Connect with Others

17 Live Your Life Well 1.Connect with Others 2.Stay Positive 3.Get Physically Active 4.Help Others 5.Get Enough Sleep 6.Create Joy and Satisfaction 7.Eat Well 8.Take Care of Your Spirit 9.Deal Better with Hard Times 10.Get Professional Help if You Need It Stay Positive

18 Live Your Life Well Get Physically Active

19 Live Your Life Well Help Others

20 Live Your Life Well Get Enough Sleep

21 Live Your Life Well Create Joy and Satisfaction

22 Live Your Life Well Eat Well

23 Live Your Life Well Take Care of Your Spirit

24 Live Your Life Well Deal Better with Hard Times Deal Better with Hard Times

25 Live Your Life Well Deal Better with Hard Times Get Professional Help if You Need it

26 Live Your Life Well Seminar or Webinar consist of: – Pre-seminar survey – 60-minute interactive seminar – Post-seminar survey – Three week follow-up survey by or mail – Connection with cultural competent providers

27 Talk with someone immediately after attending a seminar Get connected to resources and/or service providers Receive follow-up after the seminar Live Your Life Well

28 Name:_____________________________________ Phone:____________ ___________________ Address:___________________________________ I would like to participate in the follow-up survey for a chance to win a $25 gift card. I am feeling especially bad; I would like to speak with someone today. Im okay and dont feel I need to speak with someone immediately. Live Your Life Well

29 Stress can be a result of emotional and psychological pain. It may manifest in physical symptoms, sometimes as problems in work or love relationships, disturbances in mood and self-esteem, or troubling personality traits. Live Your Life Well

30 In some cases, the toll of stress cannot be resolved through the advice of friends and family or reading self-help books. Our most determined efforts often fail to provide the necessary relief. Live Your Life Well

31 Join SAGE Metro St. Louis and MHA Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Seminar Location: MHA of Eastern Missouri 1905 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO Parking available in the rear. Live Your Life Well

32 Address Stress Busting Burnout REBOUND Care of Self, Care of Others MHAs Wellness Education Series

33 For more information Contact Bryan Evans Director, Mental Health Promotion or Live Your Life Well

34 Helping people achieve mental wellness.


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