Area business and community leaders are invited to participate in Good for Business: A Community Conversation About Employee Mental Well-Being, a free conference planned for Thursday, May 9, at The Woods in Merrifield.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard will open the conference with a presentation about what law enforcement experiences regarding mental health. He will be followed by panel discussion of those responding to mental health emergencies. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Psychologist Dr. Kristin Furan will present Wellness in the Workplace and Northern Pines Mental Health Center providers will offer QPR Training for Ensuring Effective Crisis Intervention. Uplifted Wellness Studio Yoga Instructor Jill Mattson will offer Connecting Mind, Body and Soul and LifeSpring Church Pastor Eric Anderson will present Towards a Kinder Society: Manners, Self-Control and Social Media. Resources will also be provided for employee program development.
Mental health has been identified as a health challenge facing Crow Wing County by the Community Health Needs Assessment recently completed by CRMC. A group of concerned community members coordinated the conference to bring awareness to the mental health issues faced in our area and plan future steps on how we can help residents.
“We all want our employees to be happy and healthy,” said CRMC CEO Kyle Bauer. “At CRMC, we take our mental health as seriously as our physical health: look after your mind and your body will follow.”
CRMC has made improving mental health of the residents it serves a priority with the goal of decreasing the number of adults who report poor mental health from the 28 percent reported. CRMC is sponsoring the conference and is one of the many community organizations working together to improve mental health care in Crow Wing County. The conference is open to the community. Content will be directed toward business and community leaders and resources will be provided for employee program development. Following the conference, all attendees will be informed of future related activities. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Click here to register.
Agenda: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome/Purpose, CRMC CEO Kyle Bauer 8:05 - 8:20 a.m. Opening Comments, Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard 8:20 - 9:15 a.m.Mental Health Emergency REsponse Panel Discussion
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Wellness in the Workplace, Dr. Kristin Furan, CRMC Psychologist 9:45 - 10:00 a.m.Break 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. QPR Training / Ensuring Effective Crisis Intervention
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Connecting Mind, Body and Soul
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Buy this Car, You'll Get Girls video
12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks