Since a conversation about the challenges of living with acute or chronic illness wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of depression and anxiety, these will be topics during the next interactive televideo (ITV) session at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Susan Krigel, PhD, will lead the presentation from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the St. Dominic Room. Krigel is a licensed psychologist with the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) and an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at The University of Kansas Medical Center.
“We will talk about tools you can use for managing the ups and downs of living with an illness,” Krigel said. “While we will mention a variety of challenges that patients face, there will be a focus on depression and anxiety.
“This will include information on what is normal and what is not, and how emotional feelings may interfere with life,” she elaborated. “I will offer some strategies for managing these emotions. Our goal is to suggest ways to make life a little easier for those facing a difficult time.”
St. Rose is a member of MCA, the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
St. Rose also is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.