When you are not feeling merry and bright. Community seminar series - Gainesville

When

Thursday, December 6, 2018; 1 - 3 p.m.

Where

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34 Street
Gainesville, FL 32607

Price

free

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Description

Managing holiday stress.

Many of us take holiday stress for granted. To make matters worse we often set higher expectations for this season than for any other time of the year. For some, a busy social calendar, indulgent foods, excessive alcohol, overcommercialization and trying to please everyone can be too much. For others, finances, loneliness, sentimental memories or being unable to be with family can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to manage stress, set expectations and enjoy this time of the year.

Speaker: Carol Lewis, PhD, MPH, CPH; UF Health Psychology – Springhill

Help for depression.

Depression can be described as feeling sad, hopeless or overwhelmed. Many people experience this once in a while but if this lasts for a long period of time it’s time to seek help. Learn how major depression is treated, including therapy, medication and transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS. When therapy and medications don’t help, TMS may help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of depression. TMS, a noninvasive treatment, that uses focused magnetic pulses to stimulate the areas of the brain affected by depression.

Want to know more about depression? Click here to take a quiz about facts and myths about depression.

Watch Cindy Johnston talk about her experience with TMS: 

A woman’s transcranial magnetic stimulation story

Speaker: Khurshid Khurshid, MD; UF Health Adult Psychiatry – Springhill

Registration is required. Please call 352.733.0000 if you have questions.

Kick off this holiday season by donating to the UF Health Shands Annual ElderCare holiday drive.


ElderCare of Alachua County is a division of UF Health that provides food and essentials for senior community members who need a little extra help. Every year, they collect household goods, food and personal care items to distribute throughout our community.

Click here for a list of suggested donation items. Donations are completely voluntary. If you want to donate you can bring your items to the seminar on December 6th or drop them off at the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653.

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