MENTAL HEALTH IN THE MOUNTAINS
Julie Eggan, 4 Sessions, Wednesdays, September 19 - October 10, 10:10 am - 12:10 pm
This course will be four sessions. The first two classes will focus on dealing with difficult people. Whether they are family members, friends, store clerks or those pesky phone solicitors, the difficult people we encounter can affect feelings, emotional health and even our sleep. Discussion will address both aggressive and passive aggressive types of people. This class will examine ways to deal with these people and minimize their impact on us. The third class will deal with stress and aging. Living in a beautiful place and being retired does not exempt people from stress. Sources of stress and techniques to alleviate stress will be covered. The final session will highlight some of the common psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, phobic disorders and some personality disorders. If you pay close attention, you will be able to diagnose your friends and family and that weird guy down the road.
Julie Eggen has degrees from University of Georgia and University of West Florida and a Masters from Florida State University. Her professional career included 16 years as a psychotherapist and 16 years as a medical social worker in Neonatal Intensive Care and Children’s Oncology Unit. She has presented at national conferences on stress management, dealing with difficult people and finding joy in your work. She currently teaches psychology and “Death, Dying and Bereavement “part time at Young Harris College.