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Features Health & Wellness Monthly Ladies Night Out Program March 22

February's Ladies Night Out Door Prize winners, Kathy Stamey, Louetta Smith, Katelyn Kasper, Lucille Cocke, Lynn Fitzgerald, Yvonne Morris, Betty Dieckmann and Linda Wall.At the upcoming March 22 Ladies Night Out program, the topic will be Overcoming Depression and Stress Reduction.

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. 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.

Ladies Night Out speakers will include Susan Marks, MSW, LCSW.

Marks is a licensed clinical social worker with The Life Counseling Center in Clyde. Ladies Night Out is a partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center to provide free monthly programs on a variety of health topics for women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings.

The March Ladies Night Out program is sponsored by Gay Todsen and this month attendees will be participating in a “tea party” with tea and cookies.

The Franklin Bi-Lo is the corporate sponsor of the programs and provides snacks and a door prize each month.

These programs are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at AMC.

For more information about Ladies Night Out, call Jennifer Hollifield at (828)349-2439.


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