NERD Health & Wellness offers mental health, smoking cessation and other classes

By Kristy Bleizeffer Dec 1, 2017

The NERD Health and Wellness Center is offering several new trainings and classes in the coming weeks. The center is located on the second floor of the McMurry West Tower at Wyoming Medical Center, 1233 E. Second St.

For all classes, please register by calling (307) 577-2929.

Here are the details:

Freedom From Smoking 

Ready to quit smoking? Hundreds of thousands of people are smoke-free thanks to the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program. 

Over the course of seven weeks, you will work with other people quitting smoking along with a trained facilitator to set a quit date, build a quit plan and work through your first few months smoke-free.

You will learn how to know if you're ready to quit, about medications that can increase your success, lifestyle changes to make quitting easier, how to stay smoke free and more. 

  • When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 2 - Feb. 13, plus a class on Thursday, Jan. 25.
  • Cost: $75 for full course, but if you attend 7 out of the 8 classes, you'll earn your $75 back. 

HEALTHY U

Developed by the Stanford School of Medicine, Healthy U is an evidence-based health empowerment program for people over 18. Anyone is welcome to participate; those who suffer from one or more chronic health conditions will find Healthy U particularly useful. Caregivers and friends of those who would benefit from health self-management also make great participants. 

During the six-session program, participants will learn techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; exercises to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; good nutrition and more.

  • When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
  • Cost: $60, but you get back $10 for each class attended.
  • Learn more: Healthy U 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than you are likely to encounter someone having a heart attack. Learn how you can help someone in crisis with this two-day training from Mental Health First Aid, a program by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

For more information, go to www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.

  • When: 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 8-9
  • Cost: $30

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