MANAGING EMOTIONS IN STRESSFUL & CHALLENGING TIMES
May 4th from 10:30 am until 11:30 am Cost: $7
Join Leilani Hayes, Alabama Apart Together Crisis Counselor, at Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare as she discusses strategies for managing emotions during difficult circumstances.
Various levels of anxiety and depression have significantly increased among the senior population during the pandemic resulting from prolonged periods of isolation, inactivity, and restricted access to healthcare. As we get older more and more of our families are touched by chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, or Alzheimer’s disease.
Both the patients and those caring for persons with chronic conditions can experience physical and emotional stress. Loss of freedom, decreased social interaction, and dependence on others to do routine aspects of everyday life can be extremely frustrating. Persons with chronic illnesses may require the assistance with routine aspects of everyday life.
The responsibilities of caregiving, added to the pressures of maintaining daily schedules, can naturally lead to stress. Stress, in turn, creates a ripple effect on the health and well-being of not only the caregiver, but family and friends as well. Left unchecked anxiety can lead to exhaustion, guilt, dissatisfaction, and stress related conditions like insomnia and gastrointestinal problems. Recognize the early warning signs of stress. Seeking help can connect you with resources that can assist you in regaining control of your life and renewing your spirit.
Formation of an on-going support group for caregivers and chronic illness patients will be discussed based on participant needs and interests.
Participants will need to download the Zoom application to their laptops, smartphones, or desktops prior to class.
To register for this class, download and print the Registration Form. Mail the form and payment to:
Marshall County RSVP
19272 US Highway 431
Guntersville, AL 35976