Metro Health and Wellness to address stress management during the holiday season

December 16, 2020

Louisville, Ky. (December 16, 2020) The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Healthy Start Program is hosting “Hope for the Holidays: How to Handle Stress,” a Facebook live discussion at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, December 16) to talk about managing increased stress during the holiday season.

“As the winter holiday approaches and we’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that many residents in Louisville may be experiencing a multitude of emotions,” said Ana’Neicia Williams, a Louisville licensed clinical social worker and mental health practitioner with the program, who will facilitate the virtual discussion.  “How one responds to stress can depend on your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, and your health and emotional background. We are taking this opportunity to assist individuals in managing their stress loads and triggers, and how to ease tensions when people need it most. “

Panelists include:

  • Asia Grigsby, a licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist, is the founder of Key Counseling and Family Services. Grisby will highlight  relational issues, depression, anxiety and treatment.
  • Ebonee Sutton, a personal trainer and organizer who operates a local garden for the community and emphasizes a holistic – mind, body and spirit – healthy lifestyle, will provide tips on eating healthy foods and maintaining an active lifestyle.
  • Karla Jarvis, a nurse practitioner and owner of Jarvis Family Medical Services that specializes in modern medical and spa practices using natural approaches to achieve optimal health in patients, will promote the benefits of  health and wellness.

“In order for us to combat the stress of COVID and the many loses that have occurred within the year, we have to foster community,” Williams said. “This is why we host these conversations. It’s a necessity to encourage viewers to begin their journey to hope and healing.”


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