Mental Health Promotion: Utilizing Live Your Life Well in the Community. Mental Health America Webinar May 24, 2012 Thank you for joining us. We will begin the webinar momentarily . www.liveyourlifewell.org. Bob Decker, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC President/CEO
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Mental Health America Webinar
May 24, 2012
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Bob Decker, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC the Community
Mental Health America of East Central Florida
Daytona Beach, FL
problems such as
depression and anxiety
Mental Health America believes that, through taking reasonable and consistent steps:
confident and productive.
F You can Live Your Life Well.
competent and applicable
to many diverse populations
or be combined to strengthen
Determine your needs and desired outcomes
in functioning or decrease in negative emotions
Integration Into Programs the Community
Mental Health America of East Central Florida
MHAECF operates 3 Drop-In Centers
in 2 counties with an average daily
attendance of 42+
The Drop-In Center Program is:
The Live Your Life Well Survey
Please circle your response using the following scale:
1 = Never = 0 percent of the days for the previous month
2 = Occasionally = Approximately 25 percent of the days for the previous month
3 = Sometimes = Approximately 50 percent of the days for the previous month
4 = Frequently = Approximately 75 percent of the days for the previous month
5 = Always = 100 percent of the days for the previous month
Ten clarifying questions based on the 10 items:
EX: Many of our clients live in Assisted Living Facilities that provide meals that may not be the most nutritious. We asked:
“What did you have for your last meal?”
This opened the discussion to educate the client about nutrition.
Social connectiveness has many benefits including increasing happiness, lowers the risk of certain health issues such as high blood pressure, and people with social and community ties were found to be three times less likely to die during a nine year study.
I socialized with others during the past month.
The Drop-In Center clients reported that 52.2% were socially connected at baseline measurement and 63% were socially connected on cumulative for the year indicating a positive change of 10.8% for the reporting period.
In response to the question, “What new activity did you participate in during the past month?” some common themes reported were:
Research has found the benefits of staying positive include:
I maintained a positive attitude during the past month.
There are many benefits to exercise including preventing heart disease, high blood pressure and other medical conditions. Exercise helps your mood too by decreasing depression, reducing anxiety and increasing the overall sense of well-being. Other benefits include relieving pent-up muscle tension and increasing blood flow to the brain.
During the past month I did some type of physical exercise.
In response to the question, “What is your favorite type of exercise?” the following activities were commonly reported:
I helped others during the past month.
In response to the question, “What did you do to help someone during the past month? the following activities were commonly reported:
I got enough sleep during the past month.
In response to the question, “What do you do when you cannot get to sleep easily? the following were commonly reported:
I did activities to create joy and satisfaction during the past month.
In response to the question, “What activities did you do that brought joy and satisfaction to you during the past month? the following were commonly reported:
I ate nourishing hot food during the past month.
In response to the question, “What did you eat for your last meal?” the following were commonly reported:
I took care of my spiritual needs during the past month
I dealt with difficult issues during the past month.
In response to the question, “What was a difficult issues that you dealt with in the last 30 days?” the following were reported:
I followed the advice of my doctor or mental health professional during the past month.
are for overall class and
not specific to LYLW
(No stigma attached)
Note- the need for support groups will likely continue to grow as an adjunct to treatment as resources dwindle and budget cuts continue affect treatment options.
10 items given each week
MHAECF regularly provides training and support for local businesses on such topics as:
2 hour presentations
Awards presented at Annual Meeting:
In 2011, MHAECF added the Live Your Life Well Award for a client who has made significant progress in their life using the Live Your Life Well principles.