Great Lakes MHTTC Well-being Supplement

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For mental health providers, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional challenges to already challenging work. With rapid changes in service delivery, longer hours, and the increased need for services to treat clients struggling with COVID-19-related anxiety, stress, depression, and grief, practitioner self-care and well-being is more important than ever. 

The Great Lakes MHTTC Wellbeing Supplement provides training, education, and technical assistance to mental health practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, an WI. The unique focus of the Wellbeing Supplement is mental health provider and practitioner well-being, mental health, and selfcare. 

Please visit this page regularly for information on training and technical assistance programming scheduled for 2021.

For more information, contact:

Sherrie Nichols, MS, LMFT
Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC
State Project Manager-MN
(920) 279-4763 


Network Provider Wellbeing Events and Products


Responding to COVID-19: Provider Well-being: MHTTC Network events and products, as well as national                                    resources related to provider well-being.



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How to Cultivate the Skill of Well-being 

January 22, 2021
8:30 am–12:30pm CST

The Great Lakes MHTTC presents this workshop for providers in HHS Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI) in partnership with WAFCA, the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies

We all aspire to high levels of happiness, yet this is a goal that evades many of us. What should we know if we too aim to become a happy—or a happier—person? In this four-hour workshop, Dr. Pelin Kesebir will answer this question, relying on the latest findings from well-being research. Participants will gain a better sense of how to cultivate well-being through small, daily activities.



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Responding to COVID in Our Everyday Lives: Evidence for What Works

For many of us, the accumulated stress, grief, fatigue, and despair of the Covid-19 crisis pose a significant challenge to our coping resources. While this perfect storm of stressors may be unprecedented, there is much we know about how to cope with and manage stress, even at these levels.  In this talk, Dr. Jonathan Kanter will describe new research on predictors of coping with the crisis and effective interventions for reducing depression and loneliness during the crisis. Recorded on December 17, 2020. 

View the webinar recording and access related resources here.


Events and Resources from Other Organizations 

Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions

Center for Healthy Minds 


National Academy of Medicine