Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Everyone experiences some anxiety from time to time. Life experiences, perceptions of the world around us and personal coping skills help determine if medication is needed to help an individual manage in everyday circumstances. Attending this training will add to your […]

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Anxiety:Calming the Anxious Mind

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Anxiety can be a debilitating force in one’s life.   At times, so debilitating that it interferes with the ability to manage one’s own activities of daily living.  When this happens, it’s important to know that there are supports available to treat […]

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Canceled-Overcoming Communication Barriers in Mental Illness

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Due to Covid-19 this event will be reschedule once restrictions have been lifted. Communication is the string that ties us all together.  If that string isn’t strong enough or is […]

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Canceled-Crisis Prevention: Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Due to Covid-19 this event will be reschedule once restrictions have been lifted. “If you can predict it, you can avoid it!”  Though avoidance is not always possible, planning for […]

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Keeping the Balance: Mood-Stabilizing Medications

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Managing Mood Disorders can be a balancing act. Attend this training to learn the role of medication in keeping the equilibrium, as well as the importance of observing medication responses, and signs and symptoms to report to a physician. RSVP: vickey.todd@vayahealth.com

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Bipolar Extreme Mood Variation-Is There Stability?

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Whether you are the caregiver of someone with bipolar disorder or the individual living with the inability to maintain a consistent mood, feeling “stable” is often an infrequent reality.  This class examines features and symptoms of the different types of the disorder.  It also addresses causes, risk factors and, most importantly, treatment. Specific focused is […]

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The Impact of Chronic Medical Illnesses on the Brain

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Chronic diseases can be challenging to manage. Come and learn ways to help the care recipient cope with the emotional and behavioral symptoms that sometimes accompany these medical conditions.

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Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

This course is designed both for the care provider and the care recipient.  It strategically looks at alternative treatment/practice modalities and their impact on mental health.  Many of the “outside of the box” interventions can be incorporated into the life of the individual managing a mental illness and/or their caregiver in effort to create balance, […]

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Depression: From Surviving to Thriving

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

Depressive symptoms often present themselves through feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and despair.  In this course, we examine different types, common causes, symptoms and treatment methods for depression focusing on moving […]

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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Two-day Training in Sparta

Alleghany County Public Library 115 Atwood Street, Sparta

WRAP® is an evidence-based self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people with mental health difficulties who struggled to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. WRAP® […]