About Being Well, Starting Now
Being Well, Starting Now is a monthly webinar series providing a space for behavioral healthcare experts and community members to come together to discuss the effects of mental health and substance use issues. It was established during the COVID-19 pandemic as a virtual safe space for individuals to share their thoughts, feelings, and coping mechanisms.
Meet the Facilitators
The Being Well, Starting Now facilitators bring a diverse set of experiences to the monthly webinar series.
"The ONLY reason I didn't share during this discussion was because of emotions. It's a delicate topic and hits very close to home. Very wonderful job!"
"Great topic. This was great!"
"Information was very helpful."
"We need more of this! Positivity and gratitude are much harder during these weird times. I needed this. Thank you!
TAKE A LOOK AT PREVIOUSLY EXPLORED TOPICS
Hosted a panel of individuals in the recovery community to inspire positivity and promote the idea that recovery IS possible.
Suicide is Preventable
Explored the topic of suicide: how to talk about it, signs and symptoms, and shared tools/resources for preventing suicides.
Media Overload & Zoom Fatigue
Explored the overload of politics, COVID-19, and feeling 'zoomed-out'. Tips and tricks for drawing healthy boundaries with social media.
The Importance of Sleep
Explored the physiological process of sleep, evaluated participants' sleeping practices, and explored strategies for improving sleep hygiene.
Invisible Wounds - Understanding P.T.S.D.
Explored types of P.T.S.D., discussed symptoms and causes, and explored prevention and seeking help.
Explored the concept of self-care with great tips and tricks for how to incorporate self-care into your daily routine.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Explored the importance of diversity, what equity actually means, and why inclusion is an important part of well-being.
Coping Mechanisms for Stress
Explored how stress influences every part of our body and provided evidence-based healthy coping mechanisms.
Positive Mindset & Practicing Gratitude
Defined and explored positive thinking and gratitude. Discussed the benefits and outcomes of these practices.
Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Explored mental health among minoritized populations and addressed the importance of community support.
Explored healthy and unhealthy relationships: how to identify each case, communicate effectively and set boundaries.
Screen Time & Behavioral Health
Explored the overconsumption of screen time/social media and how to use these platforms in a healthy manner.
Explored body image/self-esteem, examined the effects of poor body image, & considered body image improvement & acceptance strategies.
Mental Health - A Toolkit for Our Community
Explored mental health, language, and stigma. Identified strategies for addressing mental health and wellness.