Renita C. Allen, MSSA, LISW-S
Director of Social Services & Director of the McGregor Training Collaborative McGregor
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it. The National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI works to provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
Ms. Allen will discuss the relationship between employment and mental health. Participants will be able to link stigma to employment barriers when diagnosed with a mental health condition. Participants will gain knowledge of proven strategies and practices that support individuals’ employment. She will dispel myths regarding individuals diagnosed with mental illness and their quality of work and identify how employers can assist individuals with Mental Health diagnoses to stay in the work force.
Renita C. Allen, MSSA, LISW-S is the Director of Social Services and Director of the McGregor Training Collaborative at McGregor, a comprehensive senior living community in Cleveland. Ms. Allen has 36 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare, behavioral health and mental health. She is a consultant with NAMI of Greater Cleveland developing curriculums, presenting and conducting focus and psycho-educational groups. Her career interests expand across the life cycle with 41 years of experience in providing comprehensive assessments, clinical interventions and treatment planning for individuals, families, groups and couples.
Reservations are required for this meeting. All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced. Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting. This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.
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