New classes throughout January focus on good mental health and more

MATFORCE, an anti-drug organization with a focus on primary prevention, understands that good mental health plays an important role in anyone’s decision to use healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress. This month, many of the webinars offered have a focus on discussing ways to take care of oneself this new year.

Tackling subjects like loneliness, self-care, and stigma, January classes will cover a myriad of topics to help support good mental health and positive coping mechanisms through these trying times. Below is a list of classes offered and how to register.

  • True Self Care: Avoiding Burnout for Teachers – Wednesday, January 6, 2021  |  4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
    This class is designed to help teachers learn to recognize teacher burnout and develop strategies for long-term career success. Email matforce@cableone.net or call  (928) 708-0100 to register for free today.
  • Loneliness Amid COVID-19: Now More Serious Than Ever – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    The COVID-19 pandemic that continues to impact our lives has now created a loneliness epidemic as well. Register today to learn about the causes, consequences and solutions to correct loneliness. Register online at matforce.org/events.
  • True Self Care: Avoiding Burnout for Parents – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 10:00 am to 11:15 am
    This webinar for parents will discuss the importance of self-care and how to create and use a self-care plan to prevent burnout. Register for free today! Contact MATFORCE at matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100.
  • Community Coach Training – Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
    Do you want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer to be a Community Coach for a person returning to the community from incarceration. Mentoring has proven to be tremendously successful in reentry programs throughout the country. Make a difference in your community and have a positive impact on someone’s life.  Learn needed skills for working one-on-one to help provide referrals, emotional support, and resources for individuals returning to the community from incarceration. No experience, prior qualifications or education is needed. Contact the Yavapai Reentry Project, a project of MATFORCE, to register: info@YavapaiReentryProject.org or (928) 708-0100.
  • Stigma: A Conversation from All Points of View – A two-part series of panel discussions on stigma
    Register for one or both of these free events by contacting info@matforceaz.org.
    o    A Panel Discussion on Substance Use Disorder – Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Stigma is one of the barriers people face when seeking treatment for problem substance use. People often experience stigma from their own family members, friends, co-workers, and even the healthcare workers where treatment is o­ffered. Join panel members as they share a 360° view of stigma surrounding someone seeking treatment for substance use. Panelists will include a parent, child, spouse or partner, and the individual who sought treatment.
    o    A Panel Discussion on Incarceration – Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Research shows that people returning from incarceration are one of the most stigmatized groups in society. They face many hardships once they are released. Being stigmatized as an ex-off­ender is a major barrier to successful community reintegration and reestablishing their life. Join panel members as they share a 360° view of stigma surrounding someone returning to the community after incarceration. Panelists will include a parent, child, spouse or partner, and the individual who was incarcerated.

For more information about any of these free webinars, please visit matforce.org/events or contact MATFORCE at matforce@cableone.net or (928) 708-0100.

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  1. —-Stigma: A Conversation from All Points of View – A two-part series of panel discussions on stigmaRegister for one or both of these free events by contacting info@matforceaz.org. 

    Here is a point of view that may not be presented: “Stigma” is a socio-political technique in which one or more aspects of society bullies one or more other aspects of a society, deprecating and diminishing them. Its greatest strength lies in presenting it as a truth. Our greatest strength lies in rejecting it as a truth. 

    Harold A Maio, retired mental health editor

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