The CFAC is proud to announce the upcoming
“Depression Workshop @ the VA”.
We will be offering this workshop to consumers or family members residing in the Region 5 area to participate in the Depression Workshop based on “The Depression Workbook – A Guide for Living With Depression and Manic Depression”
You do not have to be a veteran to attend this workshop.
The group will use “The Depression Workbook” by Mary Ellen Copeland to address such issues as:
- Taking charge
- Taking responsibility for your own wellness
- The way out of depression
- Using a chart to keep your moods controlled
- Developing and using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®
- Building a strong support system
- Finding appropriate health care professionals
- Support groups
- Family support
- Taking a look at your lifestyle
- Building self-esteem and self-confidence
- New ways of thinking
- Using relaxation to stabilize moods
- Light therapy
- Preventing suicide
- And more
The classes are free to the participant and the workbook will be provided.
We encourage the participant to attend all of the sessions. A final evaluation will also be distributed at the end of the sessions.
Space is limited to the first 15 applications received.
Deadline for applications: October 1, 2017
Consumer/Family Advisory Committee
The Vision of the Consumer/Family Advisory Committee is for a
Behavioral Health System in Region 5 in which
Consumers, Family, Organizations and Communities
work together in partnership to promote recovery
and ensure positive change to reduce stigma,
support independent choices, and to
treat consumers with both dignity and respect.
Mission. The mission of the Advisory Committee is helping to improve the quality of life for consumers and family members affected by mental illness, substance abuse, or problem gambling.
Purpose. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to promote the interests of behavioral health of consumers and their families. Coalition membersʼ efforts may include, but are not limited to, encouraging involvement in all aspects of governance, service design, planning, implementation, provision, education, evaluation, and research related to behavioral health issues.
In 2004, Nebraska’s State Legislature adopted LB 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Services Act, which identified the following purposes:
- Ensure services are consumer focused;
- Create services that emphasize beneficial outcomes based on recovery principles; and
- Ensure consumer involvement in all aspects of service planning and delivery.
In 2007, a consumer specialist position was funded for each Region. In Region V, the consumer specialist developed and coordinates a “Consumer/Family Advisory Committee”; it is through these activities that Region V Systems ensures reform is consumer led. Recovery principles are also adopted at all levels of the system.
Consumer involvement coordination works to:
- Increase consumer and family involvement;
- Support the interests and development of consumers;
- Provide new opportunities for consumers to learn leadership skills
- Gain experience in developing partnerships.