Stop the Stigma: Mental Health and Wellness

Stop the Stigma
A Round Table Series on Mental Health and Wellness

Sponsored by the St. John Learning Center

St. John Community Center
640 South Ohio Ave.
Columbus Ohio

Fear, shame or rejection from family, friends and society are the most common reasons why individuals fail to seek mental health services. It is also the definition of stigma.

Mental health stigmas have an adverse effect on the well-being of individuals, families and communities. It is time to stop the stigma.

These round table discussions are designed to educate you on the benefits of mental health services and create the path to wellness.

Velecia Luckette, LPCC-S, is working with the St. John Learning Center to present this series.


What is Mental Health?
May 19, 2022 @ noon

Dealing with Feelings of Anger
June 16, 2022 @ noon

For more information, email or call (614) 547-2171.

To register, go to the St. John Learning Center Eventbrite page:

City of Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Grant

The St. John Learning Center is working with the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College, the City of Columbus, and Franklin County to make people aware of the City of Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund, which provides grants for small businesses affected by the pandemic.

The grant application process opens again at 9 am on April 11th. See flyer below for more details. And be sure to mention St. John Learning Center as your referral source.

The link for the application is:

Email Issues

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Our apologies for the inconvenience. It is unfortunate that there are people out there constantly trying to do things like this. Always be cautious downloading attachments, and make sure your computer/laptop and phone antivirus/anti-malware is up-to-date. Thanks.

St. John Learning Center Winter Workshops

The St. John Learning Center winter class schedule is set. On site computer classes are back in session (but please call ahead to register in case public health guidelines change or in case of closures due to the holidays). G.E.D. classes are ongoing. And, the Start Your Own Business workshop series begins again in February.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Join us for our health workshops in the fall of 2021…

Stroke: What You Need to Know
With support from the American Heart Association
Thursday, October 28, 2021 from Noon to 1:00 PM (on Zoom)

Strokes do not discriminate. They can happen to anyone, at any age – and about one in four people worldwide will have one in their lifetime. The good news? The majority of deaths from stroke are preventable. Join Vivien H. Lee, MD, FAAN, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to discuss everything you need to know about understanding stroke, warning signs and how you can reduce your risk as we raise awareness for World Stroke Day. Topics to include:

  • Causes of stroke
  • Types of stroke
  • Recognizing the warning signs
  • Treatments for stroke
  • Why the hospital is still the safest place in the event of a heart or stroke emergency

Parenting During Uncertain Times
Presented by Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Thursday, November 4, 2021, from Noon to 1:00 PM (on Zoom)

Crystal Milner, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will discuss effective parenting skills to consider during the Covid-19 pandemic, including:

  • Preparing a family plan for dealing with the pandemic
  • Tips for taking care of your (and your children’s) mental and physical health
  • Explaining the pandemic to your kids
  • General guidelines for answering children’s questions
  • Techniques and coping strategies for dealing with feelings of stress and uncertainty
  • When should you see a mental health provider?

Register on Eventbrite:

School Supplies Giveaway

Holy Rosary-St. John School Supplies Giveaway
Sunday, August 15, 2021
2 pm
St. John Community Center
640 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus, OH

  • first come, first served until supplies run out
  • students must be present to receive supplies

St. John Learning Center Summer 2021 Classes

The St. John Learning Center has another business series (online) this summer, continuing G.E.D. classes (also online), and hopes to add in-person computer classes soon. Please share our summer flyer (below) with those who might be interested. Sign up for the business classes at the St. John Learning Center Eventbrite page (link on menu above).