Mike’s Run Enables Behavioral Health Community Conference

Behavioral Health Community Conference will highlight communication, stress challenges for veterans’ families

Complex family dynamics, especially family members enlisting or returning from active military duty, often cause unique and unexpected communication and stress challenges for families, friends, colleagues or communities in general. Marshfield Clinic, with support from Mike’s Run in Marshfield, will host the 2017 Behavioral Health Community Conference to help participants understanding these complexities and be better able to address them to create a healthier and happier environment.

Dr. Kimberly Kick, owner/co-founder of the Military Family Division of Divorce Communications, Libertyville, Illinois, will present “Combatting Communication & Stress Challenges: Helping families be happier and healthier!”

The program will be held Thursday, April 20, in the Melvin R. Laird Center for Medical Research, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield. Registration and refreshments begin at 6 p.m., program is 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will be able to ask questions following the program.

This presentation will help identify common issues, provide techniques to more effectively deal with these difficult situations and offer ways to overcome unexpected obstacles to health and happiness.

There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call 715-387-9081. Registration deadline is April 9.

For directions and maps, visit www.marshfieldclinic.org, select Locations (Find a location), type in Marshfield and select Marshfield Center.

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 2017 Mike’s Run will be held at Steve J. Miller Shelter on June 24 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. To learn more about Mike’s Run, visit https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/giving/running-cycling-events/mikes-ride-run.