Positive mental health program at SLUMC

Sun Lakes UMC is offering a free program to the community called “Positive Mental Health and Coping Strategies,” on Wednesday, July 20 at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church.

The program will focus on the benefits of positive mental health, proven principles and practices shown to boost happiness levels, and ways to manage life stress in healthy ways. There will be a Q and A session after the program.

The presenter is Deb Ralston, MC, LPC, NCC Independent Professional Counselor, and counselor at Sun Lakes UMC Counseling Services. Ralston is licensed in Arizona as an Independent Professional Counselor and is nationally certified. She was born in Missouri and grew up in Arizona following her parents’ move there. Deb attended Arizona State University earning a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master in Counseling. Deb met her husband, Bob, in church in 2005. They share five adult children and six grandchildren. Deb’s early career concentrated on counseling of abused and neglected children. She has developed clinical programs and provided clinical supervision of other therapists. She has taught counseling students at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is past board president of Child Abuse Prevention Arizona (2001). Deb most recently counseled grandparents raising their grandchildren for an Arizona nonprofit.

Positive Mental Health and Coping Strategies will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Room Four of the church’s Education Building, 9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, Arizona. For more information and to RSVP please call Parish Nurse Maureen at 480-895-8766. Come learn with us!