“No One Cares About Crazy People”
A Conversation about Mental Health with Ron Powers, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize recipient

Rarely does one book enlighten, frighten and then restore one’s hope in the resilience of the human spirit. Ron Powers brings his acclaimed writing skills to focus on the dual track of historic and personal treatment of mental illness.

The book title is a remarkably cruel quote from a staff member of Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker. By the end of this conversation (and the end of the book), mental illness is honored as an illness like any other, with diagnosis and treatment as essential (although much more complicated) as insulin to a diabetic.

Powers’ goal is, “to arm other families with a sense of urgency that perhaps came to us too late,” he writes. “When symptoms occur in a loved one, assume the worst until a professional convinces you otherwise. Act quickly, and keep acting. If necessary, act to the limit of your means. Tough advice. Tough world.”


Author, Ron Powers

June 7 is a free event (registration required) that combines:
• Resource information from local organizations who treat and support those living with mental illness
• A conversation with Ron Powers, who is a compelling and honest storyteller
• Opportunity to purchase Mr. Powers’ book: No One Cares About Crazy People at the subsidized price of $10 (while they last)
• Additional training option: De-escalation: What Helps When People Are Upset

  • De-escalation Training: Our initial training sessions are full. We are working on offering additional training sessions. Sign up for our waiting list - we'll let you know if there is an opening on June 7 or direct you to a future training. Please join us for the luncheon to hear from author Ron Powers.
  • Participants can use nonverbal and verbal strategies to help de-escalate people in crisis. Using clinical and nonclinical examples, this class examines the physiology of crises and the role of stress in people’s decision-making. Using role-play and a high level of interaction, the class presents: nonverbal communication; things not to say; why de-escalation skills are important; why getting defensive makes it worse; accepting criticism; using reflective responses; stating your support; labeling emotions; validating; apologizing; offering to help; setting limits skillfully.
  • Training Schedule:
    8:00 am – 11:00 am     “De-escalation: What Helps When People Are Upset” Training
    CEUs: 3.0 in Social Work (Registration required – space is limited)
  • Resource Fair exhibitors provide useful information to those living with mental illness and those who care for them:
    • Avivo (formerly RESOURCE): Employment services and career education
    • Hennepin Healthcare’s (formerly HCMC) The Hope Program: Diagnosis and treatment of the “first episode”
    • Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH): Clinical Training, Research, and Resources
    • NAMI Minnesota: Mental illness education, support and advocacy
    • Science Museum of Minnesota: Snapshot of “Mind Matters” exhibition
    • Stick With Hope: Mental wellness among youth
    • University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development, Families with Teens: Bullying, parental skills
    • People Incorporated:
                    Artability: Classes and art show for artists and writers with mental illness 
                    Mental Health Services: 60 programs offer support and integrated care
                    Training Institute: Robust curriculum for professionals and the community

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am “De-escalation: What Helps When People Are Upset” Training - Option
10:30 – 11:30 am Resource Fair, Registration, Networking
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Program, Lunch. Please let us know if seating near ASL interpreters is preferred when you register.
1:00 – 1:30 pm  Book Signing, Resource Fair

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55430  (Google Directions) 

 

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Ron Powers Though Leadership Luncheon
“No One Cares About Crazy People”
A Conversation about Mental Health with Ron Powers
New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize recipient
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge

2018 De-escalation training - WAITING LIST
Our initial training sessions are full. We are working on offering additional training sessions. Sign up for our waiting list – we’ll let you know if there is an opening on June 7 or direct you to a future training. Please join us for the luncheon to hear from author Ron Powers.
"De-escalation: What Helps When People Are Upset" Training. Participants can use nonverbal and verbal strategies to help de-escalate people in crisis. CEUs: 3.0 in Social Work
A schedule has not been set up for this event
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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