LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Summit on May 11-12 at the Palms Las Vegas. The first-ever event will bring together experts and leaders in mental health and wellness to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to mental health in the workplace.
The conference is open to representatives from tribal governments, health organizations and other Native American organizations, featuring a series of informative sessions and workshops. The summit is designed to help create an understanding of mental health in the workplace. Participants will learn how to identify and address signs of mental distress, support co-workers, and implement strategies to maintain a positive and healthy work environment.
Speakers at the event include mental health professionals, researchers and community leaders, all of whom will bring valuable perspectives and insights to the discussion. They will include members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Native Children’s Trauma Center, and Indian Health Service Headquarters, to name a few. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with one another and share their own experiences and strategies for addressing mental health challenges in their communities.
Topics discussed at the summit include self-awareness and self-care, active listening and communication, critical incidents in the workplace, and promoting positive mental wellness in the workplace, as well as other topics.
“This summit is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the critical issues facing Native American communities when it comes to mental health,” said Judy Wright, Board President of NNAHRA. “By bringing together experts and leaders in the field, we are able to have a meaningful and productive conversation about how we can work together to support the mental health and well-being of our communities.”