Free online course for caregivers returns
important, free online course which was offered last year will again be available, beginning on June 6th. Created by “FutureLearn”, the course “explores key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia.” The two-week long course will cover such questions as: why is schizophrenia described as psychosis; how can we understand key symptoms like hearing voices; what are the links between cannabis use and developing psychosis; how do psychosis medications work; how are siblings of people with psychosis affected; and how can psychosis affect a caregiver’s health and their relationships.
find out more about the course visit the FutureLearn website. The course is recommended by Mental Health Estrie.
How to end one’s life well depends on a number of things. Five key factors are featured in a series of weekly workshops called “Happy Endings” coming to Magog and North Hatley, starting next week.
The two series are organized by UUEstrie, as was a pilot series last year in Lennoxville. The workshops in Magog are in partnership with the Memphremagog Community Learning Centre, and are on Wednesdays. The ones in North Hatley are on Fridays. In both places, the sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon, and all are in English. They are free of charge, with a small donation for refreshments. All are welcome.
“We believe that all life is sacred, in its beginnings, in its living and loving, and in its endings,” said UUEstrie’s minister, Rev. Carole Martignacco. “The series is about the aspect of life that we call endings. We give so much attention to the rest of life, yet we don’t take time to consider how to exit this world well.”
“Last Words: How to plan your own memorial or celebration of life” is a workshop by Rev. Martignacco herself. She has developed an expertise in personalized ceremonies, and she gives participants a guide to designing memorials that leave a legacy of personal values. Last Words is the first session in Magog, on Wednesday, April 27, and the second topic in North Hatley, on Friday, May 6.
“Wills, Living Wills, and End-of-Life Legal issues” Me. on endof-life legal issues, are the first two speakers in the “Happy Endings” series coming to Magog and North Hatley. is the first topic in North Hatley, on Friday, April 29, and the second one in Magog, on Wednesday, May 4. The speaker is Me. Tim Leonard, a notary in Sherbrooke. He will speak and answer questions about legal issues pertaining to the end of life, such as do-notresuscitate orders, incapacity mandates, and others.
“Green Burials and Home & Family-centred Funerals” is the title of a talk by funeral director Stephan Elkas of
Rev. Carole Martignacco, on designing your own memorial service.