October 2023 Microlearning

Who's Got Time For That?
Self-Care That's For Real

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MST 
(11:00 am Pacific, 1:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Eastern)


Self-care is serious business. It’s not as simple as a night out with friends, or a glass of wine and a bath, but it can make all the difference, helping to effectively manage stress, prevent burnout, and simply keep the joy in living! If you caught Tara’s plenary session on mental health or her breakout session on self-care at the WICSEC conference, you know that her approach is thoughtful, personalized and REAL. Take this opportunity to do a thorough analysis of what YOU need in a self-care plan, and leave ready to go….take care of yourself better! You’ll also be equipped to help your team members and family members take a look at their own self-care practices.

Tara will share her framework for Real Self-Care that Makes a Difference, and goes beyond the clichès. With her trademark humor, she shares her story as a caregiver; why self care is so important; and practical strategies to be sure you or the people you care about are taking care of themselves AND their loved ones.

The audience will leave with:

  • tools for understanding their own self care needs
  • practical strategies for supporting their mental health, and others
  • a personalized plan for Real Self Care


Tara Rolstad
Founder and Director
Shattering Stigma with Stories: Understanding Mental Health

Tara Rolstad is a professional speaker, advocate and author who left a career as a nonprofit executive to help raise nieces who lived with trauma and severe mental illness. She has helped thousands of people understand the experiences of families and individuals who struggle with mental health, and learn how to support them. 

Whether speaking to businesses, faith communities, medical professionals, mental health workers, family members or general audiences, Tara is uniquely direct, funny, passionate, and unlikely to keep a thought to herself. She is the founder and director of Shattering Stigma with Stories: Understanding Mental Health, producing mental health conferences for school districts, faith communities, businesses and other organizations that have reached more than 1500 people, and is also the author of an upcoming book for parents with kids in mental health crisis.

She has also performed stand-up comedy on her own, with Stand Up for Mental Health and Mental Health at the Mic; co-authored OMG That’s Me, 3: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Mental Health and Humor; and has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.