Ladies Night Out is holding a special follow-up program to the March event on overcoming depression and reducing stress. This program will provide participants with tips and exercises to actually deal with depression and stress. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Angel Medical Center.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, major depression affects more than 15 million American adults. Depression occurs twice as frequently in women as in men, for reasons that are not fully understood (see graph). Major depression can significantly interfere with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, activity, and physical health. Among all medical illnesses, major depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States. The Ladies Night Out speaker will be Sarah Altman, Community Based Clinician with Smoky Mountain Center.