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March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $10.00

Via Webinar


Mental Illness & Self- Medicating

June 16, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Cost: $15

1.5 social work CEUs available*           May incur extra costs
(CEU request form will be sent to you after presentation)

This webinar is presented by the Drug Free Workplace PA 


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In this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of the difference between stress, burnout and mental health conditions. Participants will learn the impact of mental health on family unit and discover ways to support someone experiencing a mental health condition. A general overview of the dangers of self-medication and the disease of substance use disorder will be presented. Participants will also learn about stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorder. Participants will explore practical self-care techniques to take an active role in their own overall well-being. Resources will be provided at the end of the presentation.


  • Define what is stress, burnout and mental health
  • Learn the cost of stigma
  • View the impact on the family unit
  • Define self-medication vs. self-care
  • Explore Substance Use Disorder 101
  • Learn what are the best resources

Target Audience
The training will be for professionals who work in the aging field. (Case managers social workers, nursing home administrators, LPC, and drug and alcohol professionals).

Facilitator – Donna Creager
Donna Creager is a human services professional with over 20 years of expertise in public service, education and communications. Donna is currently the Community Engagement & Education Manager/Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Drug Free Workplace PA, where she oversees training programs for DWPA to educate, support and empower workplaces and communities to understand the dangers of substance use and substance use disorder.

*”NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEUs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”


June 16, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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