Mental Health Association of Central Florida

Reflections

Reflections is a peer-driven recovery community working together in wellness. We offer continuous support and comfort for one another through our community of peers. Together, we prevail in encouragement and advocacy.

The goal of the Reflections community is to be an educational, supportive, safe haven for individuals looking to maintain their mental health wellness and prevent crisis.  Reflections seeks to provide a strong and supportive community that can grow and flourish as we work to break the stigma of mental health and encourage individuals to participate in activities that foster self-care and wellness. We welcome you to join us at one of our free support groups or workshops located on our events calendar!

Available Trainings

Introduction to WRAP® Workshop

Community members and professionals have the opportunity to learn tools to maintain wellness and develop a plan for crisis through the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). This workshops also meets the requirements for those seeking to become a CRPS!

Next training date: 1/14/2020 and 1/15/2020

QPR For Suicide Prevention

Join us as we partner with FINS to present a FREE QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer training! This is an evidence-based, adult gatekeeper training on warning signs of suicide and how to get help for an individual in crisis using the question, persuade, refer technique. This training is suitable for anyone 18 and up! Students, mental health professionals and community members with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention are all welcome! 3 CEU’s are available for anyone that completes this course.

Next training date: 5/22/2020

QPRT: Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat

Join us in learning more about suicide prevention! This FREE course is a best practice, suicide risk assessment and management training focusing on epidemiology of suicide, risk formulation, referral and risk management plans, engagement and interviewing skills, and continuity of care strategies. This course is comprised of a 1.5 hour orientation session, a 15 hour web course for you to complete at your own pace over 4 weeks, and a small group role-play session.

Next training date: QPRT Orientation on 1/24 (this has an application process) QPRT Roleplay workshops on 2/26, 2/27, 2/28

Peer Specialist Training

In this 5-day, 40 hour training, peers can gain access to all of the major content areas (Advocacy Mentoring, Professional Responsibility and Recovery Support) they will need to prepare for becoming a Florida Certification Board Certified Recovery Peer Specialist.

Next training date: TBD

Zero Suicide

The Zero Suicide framework is a system-wide, organizational commitment to safer suicide care in health and behavioral health care systems. The framework is based on the realization that suicidal individuals often fall through the cracks in a sometimes fragmented and distracted health care system. A systematic approach to quality improvement in these settings is both available and necessary. For health care systems, this approach represents a commitment: To patient safety, the most fundamental responsibility of health care To the safety and support of clinical staff, who do the demanding work of treating and supporting suicidal patients Zero Suicide implementation requires transformative change that cannot be borne solely by the practitioners providing clinical care. Zero Suicide requires a system-wide approach to improve outcomes and close gaps.

Next training date: March 20th 2020

Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics Covered: -Depression and mood disorders -Anxiety disorders -Trauma -Psychosis -Substance Use disorders Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

Next training date: April 22nd 2020

Support Groups!

People’s Inc: Schizophrenia Support Group (Requires a screening process, email shenderson@mhacf.org to do so!): Monday’s from 2pm-4pm

Depression Support Group: Every 3rd Thursday from 12pm-1:15pm

Anxiety Support Group: Every 1st Thursday from 12pm-1:15pm

Expressive Arts: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6pm- 7:30pm

Suicide Support Group: Every 3rd Wednesday from 1pm-2:15pm

Sexual Trauma Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday from 11:30am- 1pm

My Story Matters- Occurs quarterly. Next Group: April 15th from 6pm- 8pm   

For more information on these groups please email Shawonda Henderson at shenderson@mhacf.org

 

Advocacy

Advisory Board

A committee of leaders and professionals providing oversight and direction to Reflections.

Email shenderson@mhacf.org to learn more!

Orange County Peer Connect

A consumer/peer group with the goal to network, educate, and identify advocacy issues in the community. If you’re interested in joining, please contact us for more information. Next Meeting: TBD

Email shenderson@mhacf.org to learn more!

The Art of Happiness Annual Event

Last year’s event was on April 11th, 2018 at Harry P. Leu Gardens. This event is to encourage the community to engage in their mental wellness through art with the goal of eliminating stigma.  Last year’s theme was “Everyday Heroes.” Next year’s date and theme TBD.

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