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New Webinar Series from the Partnership Center

Publication Date: Apr 03, 2019

New Webinar Series from the HHS Partnership Center

The HHS Partnership Center will be launching a new educational webinar series, starting Wednesday, April 10, which focuses on mental health: the signs, symptoms, and strategies for care. These webinars are open to the public and geared to inform faith and community leaders who serve on the frontlines of public assistance and care.

Mental Illness 101: What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

People experiencing a mental health condition often struggle with co-occurring disorders, such as an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The inaugural webinar in the Mental Illness 101 series will pay special attention to the current opioid crisis and how the misuse of highly addictive substances could be masking mental health concerns. Using the most up-to-date research, Dr. David E. Jenkins will identify for us specific signs and symptoms when someone might have a co-occurring disorder, and how everyday leaders can refer such individuals to the appropriate level of care.

David E. Jenkins, Psy.D. is a Professor and Director of M.A. in Addiction Counseling, Department of Counselor Education & Family Studies in the School of Behavioral Sciences, Liberty University

Register for this webinar here

Mental Illness 101: Anxiety Disorders

Did you know anxiety disorders are more than just temporary worries or fears? It’s true. And for someone struggling with this type of disorder, the anxiety does not just go away. In fact, symptoms can worsen over time and interfere with daily activities, including job performance, school work, and relationships. Through this webinar, faith and community leaders will learn how to recognize the signs and types of anxiety ― including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders ― and then guide individuals to the proper level of care. Dr. Timothy A. Sisemore from the Summit Counseling Center and Licensed Clinical Psychologist will be the guest presenter for this webinar. 

Register for this webinar here

For more information, contact the HHS Partnership Center at Partnerships@HHS.gov.