The Monday Buzz

October 5, 9am-3:30pm

Mental Health First Aid

Presented in partnership with Mental Health America of Ohio


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 6 ½ hour training, plus 2 hours of self driven learning, gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

If you represent an organization serving the Columbus Jewish community and would like to learn how to bring this training to your team contact

October 12, 10am-11am

Maintaining Healthy Relationships: Our New Normal

Presented by Kim Harris, RN of OhioHealth’s Wellness on Wheels

As our world changes, so does the way we manage our relationships. Kim Harris joins us again to teach us how to improve and maintain our relationships with ourselves, our partners, and our families. Topics covered will include self care, addressing changes in relationship dynamics, and establishing new routines for you and your loved ones.

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October 19, 10am-11am

How to Have Respectful Disagreements with People (even when they’re totally wrong)

Presented by Josh Lorch, LISW of Jewish Family Services

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We live in a time and place that can feel very divided and we regularly come into contact with someone whose views are opposed to our own. How do we make our space a place where people can disagree and still get along? And how do we incorporate that process into the world around us? Join Josh for a discussion about respectful communication (and especially respectful disagreements) in these challenging times!

October 26, 10am-11am

Talking Through Mental Health and the Refugee Experience

Presented by Kathryn Nydegger and Frehiwot Fitamo of Jewish Family Services

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While serving refugees in the New Country, New Job program, Kat and Freh see first hand how the refugee experience impacts the mental health of their clients. Join us as they discuss their observations, mental health systems across the globe, and the stigma surrounding mental health and accessing services in refugee communities. Utilizing their skills as certified Mental Health First Aiders, they will provide concrete steps and resources for supporting refugees who are in need of mental health support.

November 2, 10am-11am

The ABCs of Medication Assisted Treatment

Presented by Mike Gersz, MSEd., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS – Director of Outpatient Services at Maryhaven

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Education will be provided on the diagnostic criteria of Opioid Use Disorder.  Training participants will learn about basic concepts involving the application of medication-assisted treatment and education will be provided on the different types of FDA-approved medication.  Participants will examine their own biases towards these treatment approaches and data will be provided highlighting the benefits of MAT and MAT outcomes. 

November 9, 10am-11am

Enhancing Your Likeability to Advance Your Career

Presented By Angela Bellin, M.Ed. and Cassandra Stewart, MSM, CPRW of Jewish Family Services

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Did you know that likeability is correlated to landing the job, maintaining employment, and advancing in your career?  Research suggests being likeable is just as highly regarded as technical job skills. Join Career Consultant Cassandra Stewart and Interpersonal Career Coach Angela Bellin to learn your likeability quotient and discuss how to enhance your likeability in order to be successful in the workplace.

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