This poster session will educate attendees on Myers and Sweeney’s (2004) evidence-based model of wellness, which includes the physical, coping, essential, creative and social aspects of mental health. Additionally, the presenters will display how Chi Sigma Iota chapters can promote improved mental health services through community engagement. Specifically, the presenters will highlight the success of a mental health awareness and advocacy networking event, “13 Reasons Why” counselors can help.
This program on enhancing counselor community engagement through professional advocacy will increase the professional counselor's:
KNOWLEDGE of â€œ13 reasons why counselors can help promote improved mental health services through community engagement
SKILL to advocate for destigmatizing mental health among a diverse population of individuals across the lifespan
AWARENESS of the integral role of the professional counselor as a community leader and the local resources available to assist the counselor in promoting a general wellness within that community