November

Thurs., Nov. 21:  Realizing Recovery Webinars, Recovery and the Holidays, noon. recovery
Holidays can be stressful in the best of times but particularly difficult for those in recovery. Whether you are new to recovery or have years under your belt, expressing gratitude for the positive things in your life can refocus your positive energy.
Join us for a discussion about surviving the holidays with a grateful heart. Register here for this free webinar.

Sat., Nov. 23: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Lost someone to suicide? You’re not alone. Meet other survivors, learn about healthy grieving and self-care at the third-annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at the Montana State Capitol building on Nov. 23 from 4 – 7 p.m. Please join us at the Rotunda for the event, which will feature speakers, a luminary lighting, a resource fair and more. Learn more and register here.
Until then, if you are coping with the loss of a loved one to suicide, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has resources available at afsp.org/loss.

December

Tues., Dec. 10: Changing the Way the World Thinks about Eating Disorders webinar. Held from noon to 1 p.m., the webinar will be led by Dr. Cynthia Bulik of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About the webinar: Genetic research has encouraged us to think not only about the psychiatric aspects of anorexia nervosa but also about metabolic factors. Anorexia nervosa can be life-threatening and strikes individuals of all genders and backgrounds. Recent advances in genetic research have revealed significant genetic correlations not only with other psychiatric disorders but also with a broad range of metabolic and anthropometric (body measurement) factors. This work leads us to question whether we could improve outcomes of illness by intervening on both psychiatric and metabolic levels. Dr. Bulik will also introduce the next generation of research, namely the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI). To learn more or to register, visit this link.