MHAH – Handling the Holiday Blues (Fairway)

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Date(s) - 11/13/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Old Mission United Methodist Church/Hanson Hall


Handling the Holiday Blues

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Steve Sewell
At a time when everyone else seems to be expressing joy, the bereaved can be sad, alone, and face depression.  This workshop will identify the key role that family and care providers have in the grief support during the holidays.  Mr. Sewell will address certain topics, share stories, and give encouraging hope to those who are supporting the bereaved.
Objectives:  After attending this workshop, the participant will be able to: 

  • Discover the many different kinds of sadness that the holidays bring those who suffer from loss, change, adversity, and transitions,
  • Discover the scope of holiday grief and why it is challenging,
  • Understand why challenges, adversity, and loss (especially during the holidays) can be overwhelming in bereavement settings,
  • Give specific and practical support to those who currently suffering or those who are in the caregiving role of how to function during the holidays by offering 12 practical tips for overcoming the holiday blues.

Who Should Attend:

Social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, nurses and healthcare workers are invited to attend as well as the community.

Continuing Education: 
Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 1.5 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors.  For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance.
A Certificate of Attendance of 1.5 CEU’s will be awarded to each participant.

Location: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd. Fairway, KS  66205

Registration: Workshop is $15.00.
Pre-register only.  To register, please click onto registration form or visit “Events” at  to obtain form. Please complete registration form and submit with your payment either check or VISA accepted. Send via email to or mail to MHAH, 739 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS  66101 or fax to 913-281-3977.  Registration deadline is November 8, 2018.

Mental Health America of the Heartland


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