St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea to offer series of free mental health classes this spring

This spring, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a “Minding Your Health Series,” which includes three educational programs aimed at improving mental health in the community.  These events are free and open to the public.  All classes will be held inside the Chelsea Wellness Center, located at 14800 E. Old US Hwy. 12 in Chelsea.  Please register by calling the Chelsea Wellness Center at 734-214-0220.  The dates, times and class topics are:

Date: April 8
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Why Diets Fail
Description: Learn to better understand the roles food and exercise play in our lives, and what might really be in the way of lasting change.

Date: May 6
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Finding Help: When to get it and where to go
Description: Learn when to seek mental health treatment and where to find the support needed.

Date: May 29
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Aging at Home: Is it safe?
Description: Learn about the medical conditions and medications to watch for as you age, risk factors of living alone, how to complete a home safety assessment and when to consider a driving evaluation.  Individuals will also learn about geriatric psychiatric evaluations and neuropsychological evaluations.

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.


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