LATE FALL NEWSLETTER!
NEW! RESOURCE DIRECTORY & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM INFO!
The Resource Directory is a central source of services that fall under the EAP umbrella and is a great tool for all. We encourage you to use and share with your colleagues.
Behavioral Health Programs Please use the above link if you are looking for up to date information on treatment centers' recent changes, additions or reduction of services. The link also provides contact information for each center's outreach professional.
This list has been provided by the Chicagoland Professional Liaison Association, which is an organization for outreach professionals in the behavioral health field working in the Greater Chicagoland area. We thank the group for sharing this information with their NIEAPA colleagues.
DECEMBER 4TH CHAPTER MEETING & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WEBINAR
November is National American Indian Heritage Month, a month where we can recognize, celebrate, and honor all tribes and nations. National American Indian Heritage Month serves as a reminder that the indigenous peoples of America and indigenous peoples of Latin America and Canada are among us and not lost in our history books.
In honoring traditions of Dia De Los Muertos, many Mexican families set up ofrendas (alters) to honor the memory of the deceased and welcome their visiting souls into their homes once again. Others visit the plots of their deceased loved ones to leave flowers, candles, and food. Its observance acknowledges death as an integral part of life.
Autumn is here and change is constantly happening around us: leaves are changing color, the weather is getting chilly, and the election is near. Let us all continue to remind ourselves and the people we support that we are much more resilient than we think we are.
Last but not least, to the supportive and encouraging men in our lives, November is here to raise awareness of men’s health issues including, mental health (specifically men’s suicide prevention) and prostate and testicular cancer.
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourselves with November’s important dates to the side of this newsletter by clicking the holiday.
Thanks to Emily Henry for this message!
Click on the foliage above to take a moment and listen to Autumn Leaves performed by Chet Baker and Paul Desmond.
"NIEAPA members shall seek to develop an awareness of their own personal and cultural values and beliefs as one way of appreciating the importance of multicultural identities in our own lives and in the lives of those we serve. NIEAPA members shall have and continue to develop specialized knowledge and understanding about the values, traditions and systems of all employees at the workplaces they serve."