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August 2019

Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Andrews Nutrition Site, 54 Park Street
Andrews, North Carolina 28901 United States
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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 knowledge of best practices, side effects, and additional ways to help reduce and manage stress. Participants learn about specific medications and particular concerns for the older adult as well.

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Depression: From Surviving to Thriving

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Waynesville Nutrition Site, 44 Boundary Street
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 United States
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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 from a place of simply surviving to one of thriving.

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

August 28 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Goodwill Career Center, 1616 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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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.  There is no cost to attend. Click to register for this class. WRAP® is designed to: Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors; Increase personal empowerment; improve quality of life; and Assist people in achieving their life goals and dreams. What you’ll learn: Five key recovery conceptsHow to make…

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I’M Covered Up: What You Need to Know About Hoarding

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Graham Senior Center, 185 West Fort Hill
Robbinsville, North Carolina 28771 United States
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“I’m covered up” is not just about the physical retention of things but more importantly, the emotional components that won’t allow release.  This presentation examines causes, symptoms, and adaptive treatment and care methods for those dealing with hoarding behavior.  A focus is placed on the aged population. 

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September 2019

OCD: Supporting People with Obsessions and Compulsions in an Adaptive Way

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Clay Senior Center, 196 Ritter Road
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904 United States
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Thoughts and behaviors are usually associated brain-based operations; however, when this construct becomes too fused or is fueled by and underlying emotion like anxiety, the outcome can be debilitating.  This class focuses on obsessive compulsive disorder in older adults detailing contributing causes, symptoms and outcome-based treatment protocols.

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Suicide Indicators, Response, & and Prevention

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashe County Library, 148 Library RD.
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694 United States
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This course focuses on the indicators and risk factors of suicide in older adults as related to current statistical data. In addition, this course explains methods of suicide response and keys to prevention.

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Crisis Prevention: Keeping your Cool Under Pressure

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashe County Library, 148 Library RD.
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694 United States
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“If you can predict it, you can avoid it!”  Though avoidance is not always possible, planning for how to prevent and/or manage a crisis can be of benefit both to the caregiver and individual experiencing a crisis.  This course is designed to increase one’s skill level in working with individuals who experience an increase in behavioral challenge. Focus is placed on causation and de-escalation techniques.

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Suicide Indicators, Response, and Prevention

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yadkin County Public Library, 233 E. Main St.,
Yadkinville, NC 27055 United States
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This course focuses on the indicators and risk factors of suicide in older adults as related to current statistical data. In addition, this course explains methods of suicide response and keys to prevention.

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Crisis Prevention: Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yadkin County Public Library, 233 E. Main St.,
Yadkinville, NC 27055 United States
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“If you can predict it, you can avoid it!”  Though avoidance is not always possible, planning for how to prevent and/or manage a crisis can be of benefit both to the caregiver and individual experiencing a crisis.  This course is designed to increase one’s skill level in working with individuals who experience an increase in behavioral challenge. Focus is placed on causation and de-escalation techniques.

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Suicide Indicators, Response, and Prevention

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mt.Airy Public Library, 145 Rrockford St.,
Mt. Airy, NC 27030 United States
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This course focuses on the indicators and risk factors of suicide in older adults as related to current statistical data. In addition, this course explains methods of suicide response and keys to prevention.

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