EGAMHST: Anxiety: Calming the Anxious Mind

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

Anxiety can be a debilitating force in life – at times, so debilitating that it interferes withthe ability to manage one’s own activities of daily living. When this happens, it’simportant […]

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EGAMHST: Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

Everyone experiences some anxiety at times. Life experiences, perceptions of the worldaround us and personal coping skills help determine if medication is needed to help anindividual manage anxiety in everyday […]

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Dementia & Psychosis Behavior: What You Need to Know-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

This class uses case review and activities 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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Overcoming Communication Barriers in Dementia-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn’t strong enough or is broken, our relationships tend to unravel. This curriculum is designed to look at […]

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Substance Use, Misuse, and the Opioid Crisis-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

Adults of any age can encounter problems with substance use. This class details common substance use issues and tips for those caring for those individuals. This is a free in-person […]

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Person(RE)ality: Why Mine is Different-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

The reality of personality disorders is that they involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible and, though similar, no two ever look exactly the same. […]

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Suicide Indicators, Response and Prevention-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

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 […]

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Schizophrenia & Psychosis: Can this be Real?-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

This curriculum is designed to view schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders from the perspective of the individual experiencing the disorder. Discussion and scenarios allow participants to learn interventions and strategies […]

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The Many Faces of Antipsychotic Medications-EGAMHST

Ashe County Public Library 148 Library Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina

As we age, the use of antipsychotic medications may become a challenge in itself. Course participants will learn the importance of decreasing the use of antipsychotics (especially in dementia) and […]

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