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May is Mental Health Awareness Month Community Education Events


Eastpointe announced May is Mental Health Awareness Month and their community education events. William Sellers with Eastpointe released the announcement this week, stating, “In order to meet the needs or our community, we are offering a variety of trainings via webinar.”

The webinars are free and open to the public. The webinars are scheduled for multile dates and times. To register click on the date and time you want to attend and follow the steps provided.


Presented by Elizabeth Gaylord, Easterseals UCP

This presentation will seek to define mindfulness, as well as explore the benefits and research related to mindfulness. Participants will also learn ways to cultivate and practice mindfulness, including the use gratitude and identifying challenges with mindfulness. 

May 22, 2020 11:00 – 12:00 pm

May 22, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 pm

May 25, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am

May 25, 2020 4:00 – 5:00 pm

May 29, 2020 – 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Digital Recovery Culture

Presented by Donald McDonald

Registration limited to first 100 

Virtual recovery supports have existed for a number of years — experiencing a slow but steady growth in availability and access. Recovery Community response to the COVID-19 pandemic created an increased variety of resources to help people sustain recovery from substance use disorders in the absence of physical contact. This presentation covers digital peer recovery mutual aid meetings, private and public social media communities, recovery apps, and a touch on ethical considerations.

May 28, 2020: 10:00 – 11:30 am

June 18, 2020: 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Eastern AHEC Presents

Provider Resilience: Assessing Compassion Fatigue and Cultivating Well-Being in Challenging Times (COVID-19)

Presenter: Amy Levine, MSW, LCSW Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC-CH School of Social Work

Registration limited to first 100

Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune, adversity or change. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the concept of burnout within human services careers and the ethical implications for our professional and personal lives. We will center our discussion around the current COVID-19 crisis and the increased stress felt by human service professionals in managing both personal and professional demands within a

changing landscape.


3 Category A-Psychology Hours 3 Contact Hours

3 NBCC hours 3 Substance Abuse GSB hours

3 NASW-NC hours



If you need help with online registration or other technical issues, please call Eastern AHEC’s help desk at 252-744-5210 or email

June 02, 2020 9:00 – 12:15

Laughter Yoga – Via Zoom

Presented by Kimberly Tippett Williams

Laughter yoga is a great way to de-stress, get some exercise, and have a good laugh. No special skills needed. Just your willingness to have fun, be a `kid again, and most importantly laugh. 

Registration will close one day prior to the event

May 22, 2020: 10:00 – 11:00 am

May 22, 2020: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

May 29, 2020: 10:00 – 11:00 am

May 29, 2020: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

HIV/Aids 101

Presented by Kelly Abrams, PiCASO

Please join PiCASO’s Outreach Coordinator, Kelly Abrams, for a brief presentation regarding HIV/AIDS, and safe sex practices, to help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) transmission.

May 22, 2020: 9:00 – 10:00 am

May 22, 2020: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Situational Depression among Older Adults

 Presented by Therapeutic Alternatives Geriatric Specialty Team – Serena Turpin, RN & Susan Baggett, BA, QMHP

Webinar focuses on awareness of depression in various situations in older adults and background information on the prevalence, symptoms and risk factors of depression.

May 21, 2020: 11:00 – 12:00pm

May 21, 2020: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Target Audience: Eastpointe Staff, our Provider Network, members and community. 


If you need assistance with registration please contact

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