March community events at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

 

Family-to-family educational program on mental illness

Beginning March 14, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a 12-week family-to-family educational program to help parents, friends, and caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness.  The family-to-family program is one of several signature programs developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is an evidenced-based program; it has quantitative research to support its effectiveness.

Enrollment Information
Program begins March 14
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, 775 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI
Registration is required.  There is no cost to participate in this program.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information or to register, please call Kathy Walz, behavioral health navigator at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, at 734-680-5312.

Peer-to-peer educational program for individuals living with mental illness

Beginning March 21, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a 12-week peer-to-peer educational program to help individuals living with mental illness who want to discover new coping strategies, reduce stigma, gain knowledge, connect with others who share a similar experience, and find volunteer and advocacy opportunities.

Classes will be led by trained NAMI peer mentors who also live with mental illness.  This is not a support group, but a supportive, safe and confidential program.

Enrollment Information
Program begins March 21
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, 775 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI

Registration is required.  There is no cost to participate in this program.  Light refreshments will be served following the program.  For more information or to register, please call Kathy Walz, behavioral health navigator at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, at 734-680-5312.

National Diabetes Prevention Program Beginning in March

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) beginning March 28. The NDPP will meet regularly on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m., for 16 weeks, in the Dexter Wellness Center, located at 2810 Baker Road in Dexter.

NDPP helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight.  In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach facilitates a small group of participants in learning about behavior changes. Topics include healthier eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated and more. The group helps to motivate and encourage each other.

This program is free, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 734-593-5276.

For people not sure if a Diabetes Prevention Program is right for them, they are invited to attend a free informational session at the Dexter Wellness Center on March 21, from 4 to 5 p.m.

About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 500 physicians.  Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, six operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.

For additional information about SJMC, please visit www.stjoeschelsea.org.

 

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