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Mike’s Run supports internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist’s visit to Marshfield

Behavioral Health Community Conference focuses on reducing depression, suicide risk

Changing your daily thoughts and actions can boost happiness, reduce depression and decrease suicidal thoughts.

Christine Padesky, an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist from Huntington, California, will discuss seven practical skills to improve your mood and happiness, as part of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s annual Behavioral Health Community Conference. This free presentation is Thursday, April 23, at Marshfield Medical Center’s Melvin R. Laird Center for Medical Research.

Snacks and refreshments are offered at 6 p.m. with the program 6:30-8 p.m. Attendees can participate in a Q& A with Padesky after the presentation, “7 Simple Practical Skills to Boost Happiness and Reduce Depression & Suicide.”

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call 715-387-9081. Registration deadline is April 10.

These skills are research-tested, simple to learn and each can be mastered in a few weeks. Padesky shows how to use these skills and a way to measure your moods so you can track your progress over time. Whether you or people you love struggle with particular moods or just want to increase general well-being, this presentation is for you.

This conference is possible thanks to generous supporters of Mike’s Run, a 5-mile run and 2-mile walk, promoting mental health awareness. The 2020 Mike’s Run will be held at Steve J. Miller Shelter on Saturday, June 20, in Marshfield. For more information, visit www.