Erlanger Behavioral Health Team Leads Family Stress Program At Chattanooga Public Library

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Erlanger Health System will host a series of community meetings focusing on solutions for stress within the family. The meetings will begin Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. and will take place on the fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library. 
 
The Erlanger Behavioral Health team will guide participants through the program “Family Stress: Solutions for Everyday Living”. Throughout the series, attendees will develop skills and healthy coping mechanisms necessary to manage daily stress, officials said.
 
 
“Today’s family is under an enormous amount of pressure, possibly more so than ever before in our history,” said Dr. Jennie Mahaffey, medical director of Erlanger Behavioral Health. “We hope to equip participants with the tools and skills to better navigate today’s stressful world, and to live healthier and happier lives.” 
 
The first session will cover the stressors that families face with the beginning of a new school year, ranging from separation anxiety to bullying. The second seminar will provide tips for caregivers, including those caring for children, aging parents, and grandparents serving as the primary caretaker of their grandchildren. Sessions will be offered every other month and focus on topics such as school stressors, depression and suicide, anxiety, divorce, and caregiving. Clinicians will provide a brief overview of each topic before opening the floor to a question and answer session. 
 
For more information, visit www.erlanger.org or call 778-2965. The Chattanooga Public Library is located at 1001 Broad St.


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