March programs at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Chelsea

 
 

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is hosting a number of upcoming community events in March. Here are a few of the programs being offered:


Family-to-family mental illness educational program

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washtenaw County will host a free family-to-family educational program for families, friends and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.

This course will teach the basics about serious brain disorders and treatments, help connect people to community resources and teach important skills and coping techniques for their difficult journey. The educational program consists of a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help parents, friends, and caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.

Class meets weekly and starts:

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 for 12 weeks.

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, 775 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI

Please call 734-680-5312 to register and to speak with Kathy Walz, Behavioral Health Navigator at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.


Peer-to-peer mental illness educational program

 St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washtenaw County will host a free peer-to-peer educational program for families, friends and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.  The class will be led by trained peer mentors who also live with mental illness. This is not a support group, but a supportive, safe and confidential program.

This course teaches the basics about serious brain disorders and treatments, helps connect people to others who share a similar experience and teaches important skills and coping techniques for their difficult journey.

Class meets weekly and starts:

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 for 12 weeks.

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, 775 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI

There is no cost for this class but registration is required. Please call Kathy Walz, Behavioral Health Navigator at 734-680-5312 to register.


Drugs 101 Class for Parents

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and SRSLY (text language for SERIOUSLY), will host a free adults only educational program designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, coaches, teachers, administrators and others interested in learning about the signs, symptoms and current trends of teen drug use.  Attendees will be given the tools to identify potential teen drug use and will learn the skills needed to engage kids in conversation.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Manchester High School – Media Center | 20500 Dutch Road, Manchester

Childcare will be provided during the program.  To register, please visit stjoeshealth.org/classes.  Walk-ins are accepted.  For more information, please call 734-398-7518.


Healthy eating and exercise program

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a nine-week Hungerwise program, to help you build a better relationship with your body, learn your true hunger and fullness cues, and find a sustainable way to fit exercise/movement into your life.  This class will help you move beyond cyclical dieting, and learn how to meet your body’s unique needs without overeating.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 19 through May 14

Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: 7089 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd. | Dexter, MI 48130

Cost: $180

For more information or to register, please call 734-593-5280 or visit stjoeschelsea.org/BehavioralHealthServices.

 

 

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