Still Looking for Normal?

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  • Still Looking for Normal?
    May 23, 2022
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Monday, May 23rd from 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. 

About the Presenter: Jason Haglund, MS, CADC

As owner of Haglund Consulting LLC., Haglund provides behavioral health subject matter expertise, public policy analysis and executive coaching based in Story City.  Understanding the uniqueness of rural Iowa, Haglund strays beyond his professional experiences and draws upon the lessons he has learned from his own multigenerational family farm.  As co-owner of Boone County based Hickory Grove Family Farm, Haglund is the 5th generation to continue the family farming tradition.  Keeping up with the constant evolving pace of science, technology, and management of uncertainty can be overwhelming.  Haglund understands first hand juggling all of this is required to own and operate a technology informed, financially viable, sustainable family business.  This unique perspective affords Haglund to lead engaging, relatable discussions on topics such as stress management, emotional wellness and burnout.

Haglund, an accomplished senior executive, delivers guidance, system design consultation, public policy analysis, and educational trainings on suicide prevention, mental illness, addiction, behavioral health policy, crisis/disaster management, stigma, and stress.  Haglund is leading a speciality team at the Iowa Department of Human Services implementing the FEMA crisis counseling program disaster response to the Pandemic and Derecho of 2020 and 2021.  This project draws upon in-depth expertise of the state behavioral healthcare system, mental health literacy, change management, and his deep agricultural roots.

About the Training:

Mental Health Awareness month provides us a great opportunity to reflect on the past two years.  Disruption, uncertainty, and exhaustion have impacted our collective emotional wellbeing.  Across the Midwest levels of Anxiety and Depression have remained three times higher than pre-pandemic.  As we continue to better understand the impact of prolonged ups and downs in every aspect of our lives what can we do and how can we help those around us who are especially vulnerable?  How can you lead and be a voice of support and hope in you workplace, community and family?  Join us to learn more about how you can support emotionally healthy dialogue, address stigma and promote emotional wellbeing. Lunch will be provided.

Still looking for normal?

The long-term anxiety, depression and disruption of the past two years has provided clarity to many and confused/traumatized many others and sometimes both simultaneously.  In this presentation we will discuss the psychology of how the pandemic and disasters impacted us and will likely spur long term changes in our communities and workplace(s).  The changes experienced to our routines, rituals and thinking have long term implications.  We will coach participants in strategies to prevent burnout, manage the ongoing feeling overwhelmed and promote emotional wellbeing.  Additionally, we will challenge you to promote and implement meaningful mental health literacy strategies in your workplace and community.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss how the pandemic and other disasters experienced over the past two years emotionally impacted you and/or your employees/friends/family
  2. Participants will be coached on strategies to prevent burnout, manage feeling overwhelmed and chronically exhausted by engaging in healthy activities that rejuvenate us emotionally.
  3. Assess your ability to promote mental a meaningful mental health literacy strategy in your workplace or community

Training Details:

This training will occur at the Burlington Golf Club located at 2124 Sunnyside Avenue, Burlington, Iowa 52601 and is sponsored by Quad County Decategorization. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact Nicole Mann, Eastern Iowa Decategorization Director, with any questions. Nicole can be reached at or 563-326-8221.




2124 Sunnyside Avenue, Burlington, Iowa, 52601, United States