You are cordially invited to attend a
Behavioral Health Lecture
DATE: Friday, May 25, 2018
TOPIC: Humor in Reducing Stigma in Mental Illness
PRESENTER: John Shuchart
Founder, The Shuchart Foundation for Mental Health Awareness
TIME: 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Lecture
LOCATION: CenterPointe Hospital Gym
(tallest bldg. toward back/right side of campus)
4801 Weldon Spring Parkway
St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: John Shuchart is on a mission to end the horrific stigma associated with mental illness, suicides and addictions. John’s message is that mental illness is a biological disorder and there is no reason to be embarrassed about having the illness. This seminar will help therapists (and others) learn how to use humor and storytelling to reframe traumatic events in clients’ lives, “unstick” negative emotions and detoxify the traumas endured by individuals.
CEs: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to Missouri Social Workers, Counselors & Addiction Counselors. All participants will receive a certificate of completion to submit to their respective licensing boards.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: From the emotional abuse John Shuchart experienced as a child, to his life-threatening accidents, addiction to prescription pain killers and planned suicide, he experienced enough trauma for 10 lifetimes. Yet, his use of humor to reframe events in his life and fight the stigma attached to mental illness saved his life.
John began his career as a middle-school teacher before entering the insurance industry where he developed a breakthrough product that made it possible for parents to insure their children with developmental challenges.
John has authored several books including, “You’re Not the Brightest of My Four Sons”, “Four Secrets” and “Kids’ Letters to Terrorists”, sold only to non-profits who receive 30% of the proceeds. Through his foundation, The Shuchart Foundation for Mental Health Awareness, John works tirelessly to fight the stigma attached to mental illness and addiction.
Learn more about the Shuchart Foundation for Mental Health Awareness HERE.
RSVP: 636-477-2157 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is NO COST to attend this educational activity!