Upcoming Lunch & Learns

February 6: Technology & Self Care

Is your mobile device causing you more anxiety than it’s worth? Is your social media a source of loneliness or a way to connect? There is a lot of discussion about the role technology has, or should have, in our lives. Julia Hutchinson, Hamre Center Assistant Director for Counseling Services, will provide space, questions, and information to help us examine the role we want technology to have in our health, wellness, and relationships.

Lunch will be available at 11:45 am for those who have registered.  The event will take place on Thursday, February 6 from 12:00-12:50 pm in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom.


March 25: TBD

April 29: TBD

Past Lunch & Learns

October Lunch & Learn:

Identifying and Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Does the upcoming daylight-saving time have you feeling sad?  For some of us, changes in our mood and behaviors during the winter months can mean something more.  Join us at our next WHAM Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, October 23 to learn an overview of the symptoms that are commonly experienced by someone diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how those symptoms differ from routine changes in mood and behavior in relation to seasonal changes. Behavioral health treatment and resources can assist individuals in preventing, minimizing, and responding to SAD symptoms. Those resources will be reviewed as well as when and how individuals can access them.  Our speaker will be Mary Holland, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Behavioral Health Supervisor for HealthPartners.

September Lunch & Learn:

Hands-Free Law

Join us on Wednesday, September 18 for the first Lunch and Learn of the semester. Our guest will be Lisa Kons, Traffic Safety Programs Manager with the Minnesota Safety Council. Lisa will help us learn more about the new hands-free law: the history of how it finally came to be, what it covers and doesn’t cover, and what are the best/safest ways to comply if we need to use our phone for navigation or making hands-free calls while driving.