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May 2019

Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Waynesville Nutrition Site, 44 Boundary Street
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 United States
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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, stability and a reduction in stress and its’ maladaptive impact on function.  The approaches are also applicable to preventing crisis or de-escalating from it if…

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QPR Suicide Prevention

May 29 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn 3 steps anyone can use to recognize signs and help prevent suicide. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. Participants will learn how to question, persuade, and refer those struggling with thoughts of suicide, to life-saving help. This 2 hour program teaches community members to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis, offer hope, and encourage others to reach out to natural supports and professional care. This session is done in collaboration with ABBCCM and NCServes western. For…

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Landlord Luncheon

May 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Goodwill Career Center, 1616 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Please join us for our annual event to honor landlords in western North Carolina. Hear from colleagues and other housing professionals sharing their experience and expertise. Learn more about North Carolina’s Transition to Community Living Voucher Program. Share your advice in round table discussions. To register for the event, please click here. For questions, please call 828-225-2785, Ext. 5955. Room 207 at the Goodwill Career Center

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June 2019

Keeping the Balance: Mood Stabilizing Medications

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cashiers Senior Center, 217 Frank Allen Road
Cashiers, North Carolina 28717 United States
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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.

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Commonly Misused Medications: Understanding Medication Effects on the Aging Brain

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Clay Senior Center, 196 Ritter Road
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904 United States
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Did you know that misuse of medications is a growing problem in older adults?  This training identifies commonly misused medications, discusses the physiological differences related to aging, and treatments and interventions. Attending this course can shed light on the various contributors to this growing problem. We also discuss the possibilities of how we can help as individuals and as a society.

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Substance Use, Misuse, and the Opioid Crisis

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashe County Library, 148 Library RD.
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694 United States
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Adults of any age can encounter problems with substances. This class details common substance use issues and tips for those caring for those individuals.

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Dementia and Psychosis Behavior: What do You Need to Know

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashe County Library, 148 Library RD.
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694 United States
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In this class, case review and activities, are used to identify frequent challenging behaviors associated with dementia and psychosis. Participants review factors that may trigger behaviors and discuss prevention and intervention strategies.

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Substance Use, Misuse, and the Opioid Crisis

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yadkin County Public Library, 233 E. Main St.,
Yadkin, North Carolina 27055 United States
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Adults of any age can encounter problems with substances. This class details common substance use issues and tips for those caring for those individuals.

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Substance Use, Misuse, and the Opioid Crisis

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Caldwell Senior Center, 650A Pennton Ave., SW
Lenior, North Carolina 28645 United States
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Adults of any age can encounter problems with substances. This class details common substance use issues and tips for those caring for those individuals.

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Dementia and Psychosis Behavior: What Do You Need to Know?

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yadkin County Public Library, 233 E. Main St.,
Yadkin, North Carolina 27055 United States
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In this class, case review and activities, are used to identify frequent challenging behaviors associated with dementia and psychosis. Participants review factors that may trigger behaviors and discuss prevention and intervention strategies.

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