Wellness Toolkit

A variety of customizable personal support tools and go-to’s, toward in the moment help, and ongoing wellness and recovery work, as well as resources for further education.

Topics & links:

How the Brain Works – Regular People Version – the link below, to the Mayo Clinic’s simple 8-slide diagrams, each with a brief description. Link:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/brain/sls-20077047?s=8

Meditation – Begin to learn how to Meditate! Link:  https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/

Mindfulness – exercises toward Remaining in the Present! Link: https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/mindfulness-mental-health

Art Therapy – what it is, how it works! Link: https://arttherapy.org/about-art-therapy/

Music Therapy – what it does, how to get involved!  
Link: https://www.musictherapy.org/about/musictherapy/

Emotional Support Animals: things to know and consider.  Link: https://esadoctors.com/mental-health-benefits-emotional-support-animal/

Self Advocacy : keep learning; understanding reduces fear of the unknown… here is a good place to start, a link about Patients Rights In Mental Health.  Link: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/mental-health-rights

Further Education

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Link:    https://www.nami.org/Home

Education in Peer Support Work/Certification:

NY Peer Specialists Certification Board: Link:    http://nypeerspecialist.org/

& the separate but affiliated Academy of Peer Services:   “We learn. We share. We thrive.”  

Search peer support certification in your state – OR, consider National Certification. Link:  https://www.mhanational.org/national-certified-peer-specialist-ncps-certification-get-certified

State-by-State Directory of Parent Peer Support Training and Certification Programs:   Link: https://c4innovates.com/brsstacs/BRSS-TACS_State-by-State-Parent-Peer-Support-Training-Directory_2020.pdf


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