Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks

What’s the difference between stress and anxiety? Why are panic attacks so scary? What are the life cycle impacts as we age and how can be cope? Join us on Friday, February 10, from 10:00 to 12:00 at the CLSC in Cowansville (397 Rue de la Rivière) for a free informative session, in English, to find the answers to these questions, along with management techniques.

This Health Matters session – Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks Throughout the Life Cycle – includes a DVD presentation featuring Dr. Camillo Zacchia, Psychologist and Senior Advisor at the Douglas Institute, followed by a group discussion on available resources and a light lunch

Health Matters is a joint initiative of the Avante Women’s Center and Townshippers’ Association using materials from Community Health Education Program (CHEP), a CHSSN initiative funded by Health Canada through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018.

Positive mental health is the capacity to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance the ability to enjoy life and deal with challenges. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity. The Public Health Agency of Canada has made some resources available, including an interesting infographic and datablog, online at [search Positive Mental Health in Canada.]

For more information about these two topics contact Kate Murray at Townshippers’, 450-242-4421, [email protected]

Our Stories deadline extended

Townshippers’ is excited by the entries that have already been submitted to Our Stories, an ebook project that will focus on the Townships role in the greater Canadian experience in commemoration of our country’s 150th celebrations. To maximize the opportunity for aspiring and professional creatives to share their works, we are pleased to extend the deadline to Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and will now accept all entries, published and non-published, that meet the criteria outlined at

Writing workshops are also being offered, for free, in conjunction with this project which is funded by the Government of Canada. The full schedule can be viewed at or in the events section at

Questions or to request a workshop, contact Townshippers’ at 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717), or [email protected]

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421 (toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).

Published: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Photo Caption: Learn the difference between stress and anxiety, why panic attacks are so scary, what the life cycle impacts are as we age and how we can manage them at the next Health Matters session on Feb 10.