EGAMHST: Depression: From Surviving to Thriving

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

Depressive symptoms often present themselves through feelings of isolation,hopelessness, and despair. This course examines different types, common causes,symptoms, and treatment methods for depression, focusing on moving from a place ofsimply […]

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EGAMHST: Antidepressants: Not Just for Depression

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

Antidepressants treat depression, but did you realize there are other uses for thisclassification of medication? Join us to learn about the traditional and secondary uses of antidepressants, side effects and […]

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EGAMHST: Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments Part 1

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This course is designed for both care providers and people receiving care. It looks atalternative treatments and practice modalities and their impact on mental health. Many of the “outside of the box” interventions can be incorporated into the lives of people managing a mental illness and/or their caregivers to help create balance, stability, and a […]

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EGAMHST: Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments Part 2

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This course is designed for both care providers and people receiving care. It looks atalternative treatments and practice modalities and their impact on mental health. Many of the “outside of the box” interventions can be incorporated into the lives of people managing a mental illness and/or their caregivers to help create balance, stability, and a […]

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EGAMHST: Bipolar Disorder and Extreme Mood Variation: Is there Stability?

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

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

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EGAMHST: Keeping the Balance: Mood Stabilizing Medications

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

Managing mood disorders can be a balancing act. This course provides information about the role of medication in keeping a healthy equilibrium and the importance of observing medication responses, as well as signs and symptoms to report to a physician. This is a free in-person event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO Team. CEU's are […]

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EGAMHST: PTSD: Invisible Scars

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

This presentation explores information related to traumatic events and experiences.Through classroom conversation and exercises, participants learn ways to supportindividuals who may have experienced a traumatic event, which may lead toPosttraumatic Stress Disorder. Resiliency methods will be employed as methods to treat and heal the invisible scars. This is a free in-person event facilitated by the […]

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EGAMHST: Crisis Prevention: Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, North Carolina

“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 help both caregivers and individuals experiencing a crisis. This course is designed to increase one’s skill level in working with individuals who experience increased behavioral challenges. Focus is placed on […]

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EGAMHST: Anxiety: Calming the Anxious Mind

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, 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 to know that there are supports available to treat and assist in themanagement of symptoms. This curriculum focuses on different types of anxietydisorders and specifically […]

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EGAMHST: Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library 375 3rd St. NE.,, Hickory, 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 circumstances. This course provides information on best practices, side effects and additional ways to reduce and manage stress. Participants also learn about specific medications and […]

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