2012 WEBINARS

Putting Work Incentives to Work: SSDI with Gene Rada

December 13, 2012

For many individuals with disabilities seeking work there are concerns about how working will affect critical public benefits, such as Medicaid (OHP), Medicare, SSI and SSDI. The great news is that there are a number of special work rules (called Work Incentives) that can support working! The key is being informed so you can put those work incentives to work! These webinars will discuss work incentives that help individuals who are receiving disability benefits to be able to financially get ahead when they work, as well as maintain access to critical benefits. 


Gene Rada is employed with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and has been assisting individuals with work incentives services since 2007. He currently provides technical assistance and training to the Work Incentives Network, a benefits planning program that consists of 11 Work Incentives Coordinators throughout Oregon.


Putting Work Incentives to Work: SSI with Gene Rada

December 6, 2012

For many individuals with disabilities seeking work there are concerns about how working will affect critical public benefits, such as Medicaid (OHP), Medicare, SSI and SSDI. The great news is that there are a number of special work rules (called Work Incentives) that can support working! The key is being informed so you can put those work incentives to work! These webinars will discuss work incentives that help individuals who are receiving disability benefits to be able to financially get ahead when they work, as well as maintain access to critical benefits. 


Gene Rada is employed with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and has been assisting individuals with work incentives services since 2007. He currently provides technical assistance and training to the Work Incentives Network, a benefits planning program that consists of 11 Work Incentives Coordinators throughout Oregon.


Expanding the Hearing Voices Network with Oryx Cohen and Daniel Hazen

May 13, 2012

Join Oryx Cohen and Lisa Forestell to learn about the history of the international Hearing Voices movement, what Hearing Voices groups have to offer and the increasing numbers of Hearing Voices groups in the United States. Hearing Voices groups incorporate a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences. The network is part of an international collaboration between professionals, people with lived experience, and their families to develop an alternative approach to coping with emotional distress that is empowering and useful to people, and does not start from the assumption that they have a chronic illness.


Talking With Your Healthcare Provider with Beckie Child

March 15, 2012

Beckie discusses tools and strategies to use when talking with healthcare providers about mental health challenges and medication concerns.  She talks about how difficult and hard feelings are survivable and that not every bad feeling requires a pill.  

 

Beckie discusess the principles of informed consent, strategies and tools,different ways to say "No!", and strategies for dealing with embarrassment when talking to your healthcare provider.


Poverty and Mental Illness with Amy Zulich and Donita Diamata

February 16, 2012

This webinar examines the impact poverty has on mental health and well-being. We examine the prevalence of poverty within the mental health consumer community and the complacency we have as a society and within the mental health system that people diagnosed with mental health issues are generally poor. 


This issue is part of a greater, on-going conversation intended to prompt change in the mental health system and create supports that help mental health consumers to ultimately move out of poverty. We invite participants to give feedback and ideas for change so the legacy of poverty within our mental health community can begin to dissolve.


Stand Up for Mental Health with David Granirer

January 19, 2012

David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, speaker, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead To Happiness and Success. He has taught stand-up comedy to recovering drug addicts and cancer patients, and is the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, a project teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental illness. He is also the recipient of a Champion of Mental Health Award. These national awards recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the mental health agenda in Canada.


You have to be nuts to take counsellor and stand-up comic David Granirer's Stand Up For Mental Health program where he teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness, but the results can be life-changing! This hilarious presentation is part comedy and part education. David, who himself suffers from depression, looks at how humour can help fight the stigma around mental illness.