Holiday Celebration and Annual Meeting

When:  Dec 12, 2019 from 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM (PT)

Reflect and Celebrate - “Our work in the community”

Join us as we explore Self-Care, what it is and isn’t. Self-Care is the process of developing a lifestyle which includes actions to improve mental, physical, and emotional health. Self-Care is not a weekend activity—it is a lifestyle of awareness, intentionality and self-preservation.
  • What does Self-Care represent for you?
  • Surface Self-Care Practices and Deep-Rooted Self-Care
  • What does your work role reflect back to you?
  • How do we celebrate ourselves in our work roles?
  • Present moment Self-Care Strategies

Presenter: Meghan Madsen

Meghan Madsen has ten years of service and eight years in her current role as Program Manager of Wellness Centers and Education for Transitions-Mental Health Association. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia College, Missouri. Meghan’s work experience includes management, supervision, crisis intervention training, event planning, program development, and behavioral counseling. At the centers, located throughout SLO County, Meghan serves others with respect, and her oversight of a number of recovery and education program touches the lives of many people seeking hope. A survivor of personal trauma, she channels her painful experiences into action, leading a team of thirteen staff and countless interns to serve over 730 adults living with mental illness in SLO County.

In addition to her tireless work for Transitions-Mental Health Association, Meghan's compassion for others includes curating Opening Minds, an art exhibit that reached over 7,000 people during Mental Health Awareness Month. She volunteers with the American Association of University Women, helping send 7th graders to an annual science camp at UC Santa Barbara.

In March 2019, Meghan received the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women Wall of Fame Award for Service in SLO County. In July 2019 Meghan also became Commissioner for District 1 for the San Luis County Commission on the Status of Women helping Women and Girls in the community.

Meghan holds certifications and facilitates Crisis and Suicide Intervention trainings for the agency and the community. She developed and facilitates a Group Facilitation Training which incorporates strategies for service providers to effectively facilitate training, presentations, and support groups. She is described as humble, resilient, driven, capable, talented, and empathetic.


French Hospital Medical Center, Copeland Health Education Pavillion, 3rd Floor Auditorium
1911 Johnson Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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