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This 1-hour Self-Care webinar with NAMI Chicago will highlight the current challenges to mental health posed by COVID-19. We will dive into concepts of wellness, individual self-care, and community care. In addition, participants will learn about self-care strategies to utilize for themselves and others.
Who is NAMI Chicago
The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago is guided by the experiences of those living with mental health conditions and equity to fight stigma and discrimination while fiercely advocating for our community. NAMI Chicago strives to share hope, connection, and expertise with individuals on their mental health journeys. We are a community-based nonprofit organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for individuals living with mental health conditions, their families, and the community.
Kasey Franco, Director Of Training & Education
Kasey Franco joined NAMI Chicago as Training and Education Coordinator in February of 2017, assuming the role of Director of Training and Education in the summer of 2019. Kasey oversees and executes NAMI Chicago’s mental health training and education programming, and collaborates with community organizations, first responder agencies, and workplaces to open conversations around fighting mental health stigma and fostering wellness.
After earning her Master’s, Kasey led recovery-oriented programming for at-risk young women in Chicago public schools. She then went onto join Riveredge Hospital as a Legal Case Manager and Discharge Planner for registered male sex-offenders, providing counseling, psychosocial assessments, in-court advocacy, and coordinating discharge on behalf of her clients for 5 years.
Kasey is originally from the Bay Area of California. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kasey is driven to build a community that not only says it’s okay to prioritize wellness, but knows the value of wellness and its impact on our lives.
This webinar is free and open to the public.
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