Holiday gatherings can be tough, even in the best of times, because we’re surrounded by images of seemingly happy, loving families that get along or, at least, seem to resolve their issues amicably. This can lead us to expect the same from our own family, even though it’s never been the case in the past.
Anne Marie O’Melia, a Lowry resident and physician at the Eating Recovery Center (ERC) in Lowry, says eating disorders are a complex mix of both medical and psychological factors, and may include a range of issues and personality traits.
Two experts will share their insights and expertise at a free and open-to-the-public event, “Teaching our Kids and Teens Success through Resiliency.” Both Dr. Cypers and Dr. Wamboldt have specialties in adolescent and family dynamics, with an emphasis on anxiety and stress.
As he begins a suicide prevention training on a chilly Saturday morning, James Gallanos emphasizes “If you don’t remember anything else, remember that if you feel something in your gut, or something doesn’t feel right, and you feel someone may be thinking about suicide, it’s ok to ask.
“People fascinate me,” says psychologist-turned-storyteller Kari Knutson. “Why do we do what we do? People appear in my life and we start connecting.
It’s easy to get stressed or overindulge during the holiday season. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hilary Silver knows ways to ease that stress.
Stapleton’s “Grateful Dad” is dedicated to sharing the benefits of gratitude.