Boosting Your Mental Health “Immune System”!!




Session Description

Let’s talk about maintaining positive mental health! In this increasingly hectic and stressful world, maintaining our mental health can be quite challenging – especially for those in the education and public health sectors during COVID-19.  This workshop will focus on things we can do in our everyday lives to remain emotionally grounded. Think of it strategies to help strengthen your mental health immune system.  The “Four Principles of Connection” will lay the foundation for simple everyday activities we can do to, not just maintain our mental health, but hopefully be truly happy as well.  In addition, as a 25-year survivor of depression, Craig will also offer some strategies he’s found effective in dealing with that mental illness.  Workshop participants will be encouraged to share things they’ve found helpful in “fighting off the blues” during life’s inevitable stresses and occasional setbacks.

Learning Objectives

  • #1 Understand the 4 Principles of Connection
  • #2 Identify 2 to 3 specific strategies (for each of the 4 Connection Principles) to maintain emotional health.  
  • #3 Understand the specific stresses COVID puts on our mental health and ways to mitigate that stress.


About the Presenter

Craig  O’Hare, Board President, The Life Link (He/him/his)
Craig retired from a career in environmental sustainability and resource management for local and state government in 2016, most recently as Santa Fe County’s Sustainability Manager. Prior to that, Craig was Governor Bill Richardson’s Special Assistant for Renewable Energy in the NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.  In the behavioral health arena, Craig is a 25-year survivor of depression. In retirement, he hopes to help others maintain positive mental health and “emotional resiliency” – especially those who struggle with mental illnesses and substance use disorders   Craig is a Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW)– a training and certification for those in recovery from mental illness and/or addictions.  He also serves as Board President for The Life Link and is on the Board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Santa Fe Chapter.


Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session.



Sep 01 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am




(505) 266-3451