Celebrate Mental Health in May and Every Day Posted on March 7, 2019March 28, 2019 May 1st: Opening Ceremonies at NH State House Do You Know…? The Art Show Opening May 7th: Gay Men’s Chorus and panel discussion May 9th: Kevin Briggs, Guardian of the Golden Gate May 15th: Documentary – It’s Criminal May 19th: Me2 Orchestra May 23rd: This Is My Brave May 27th: Documentary – The Welcome followed by discussion with Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc May 30th: Riverbend Reads – Book Discussion and Dinner with Author, Laurie Frankel Tuesdays in May: Good Vibes Music Series May 7th – Singing to Connect Soul & Spirit Peggo Horstmann Hodes, M.Mus., M.Ed., CCMS Songweavers Director May 14th – Express Yourself! Musical Tools for Emotional Communication Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, CCMS Director of Music Therapy May 21st – Calming the Body to Clear the Mind Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, CCMS Dance Movement Therapist May 28th – The Brain’s Pathways: Musical Tools for Mental Health Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, CCMS Director of Music Therapy Wellness Wednesdays in May: Lunch and Learns at the Center for Health Promotion May 8th – Mental Health and Motherhood This discussion will focus on postpartum depression, empty nest syndrome, and all the highs and lows in between. May 15th – Children’s Mental Health This discussion will address the risk factors for emotional and behavioral disturbances in childhood, including the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The importance of prevention and early intervention will be discussed. Attendees will learn to recognize the signs of emotional and behavioral disturbances in childhood, about protective factors and resilience. May 22nd – LGBTQIA+ and Mental Health This discussion will focus on mental health specific to the LGBTQIA+ population and the importance of pronouns and language sensitivity to mental health. May 29th – PTSD and Trauma Informed Care This discussion will focus on the impact of trauma on mental health across all ages and the benefits of Trauma Informed Care, an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.