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Lunch N Learn Training: Self-Care Amid the Storms of 2020-21

April 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The pandemic and associated crises of 2020 intensified and compounded the stress of everyday life. During this session, we will discuss ways to manage chronic and intense stress and how to regroup when it overwhelms us.
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to recognize different models of self-care.
  • Participants will be able to contextualize self-care within the distinctive demands of 2020-21.
  • Participants will be able to define the model(s) of selfcare most helpful to them.
  • Participants will be able to describe indicators they, or others, are in need of self-care.
  • Participants will be able to identify effective self-care strategies.
About the Speaker:
Mary Stimming is an Assistant Director at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. She completed her undergraduate studies in Theology at Georgetown University and received her master’s and doctorate in Christian Theology from The University of Chicago. Her published works include “Suicide and American Religion: Tradition and Transformation” in Religion, Death and Dying: Bereavement and Death Rituals and “Sorrow” in ‘Hope Deferred’: Faith Reflections on Reproductive Loss, a volume she co-edited. She and her sister co-edited the collection Before Their Time: Adult Children’s Experiences of Parental Suicide. Before joining the Wabash Center, Ms. Stimming, served as an Assistant Professor of Theology at Dominican University in River Forest, IL and a teacher at Northview High School in Johns Creek, GA.
Mary volunteered with LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) for 18 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI Metro Suburban and MacNeal Hospital.

For more information about upcoming trainings or if you are interested in being a presenter, please contact Vanessa Matheny (CMHB of Oak Park Township) at 708-358-8855 or Tandra Rutledge (Riveredge Hospital) at 708-488-4970 or Fatima Villasenor (Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare system) at 773-416-6411.


April 21, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm