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Community Health Education

Youth Overcoming Life's Obstacles (Y.O.L.O.) Group

There is only one life to live, but the reality is that life is full of challenges! Group sessions are held once per week via Zoom to provide tools and skills to help youth cope with life’s daily stressors.

The YOLO Group is a class for teens age 14-16 to learn ways to cope with all of the stressful events and life experiences of the current times and of teenage years. There is opportunity for sharing as participants feel comfortable and support from peers that are going through similar things. It is not a therapy group but is conducted by a clinical social worker and co-facilitator. Groups are capped at 10 participants.

If you are a teen wanting to learn more and engage in an hour of fun once per week or you know someone who you think could benefit from this group please use the links below to register. For more information about the group, please contact [email protected] or call (209) 547-8656.

Prediabetes Risk Test

By completing this assessment you will gain knowledge of your personal risk for diabetes and have the opportunity to make the changes needed to reduce the chance of being diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes Navigator

Newly diagnosed or need help managing diabetes? Our Diabetes Navigator is ready to help find the services best for you. Whether that be one of our class offerings, or another community based service, if the support you are needing is available, we are happy to help you find it. Consider the Diabetes Navigator as your friend in your diabetes journey. Support is just a phone call away, (209) 944-8355.

Sugar Fix Support Group

When it comes to dealing with diabetes, “fixing” sugar is not as sweet as it sounds.  That’s why we offer support and education to help you keep your numbers in a healthy range.

Join us for our virtual Zoom sessions!

Call the Diabetes Navigator, at (209) 944-8355 for the current group meeting schedule.

Diabetes Exercise Class

Exercise in a supervised safe environment with an individualized program. Regular exercise has been shown to help control blood sugar as well as lower the risk of diabetes related health complications such as heart disease and stroke.

  • Classes will be held twice a week at St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • Each participant will have an individual evaluation and personalized program
  • Classes are designed to build strength, and increase endurance and flexibility
  • Classes supervised closely by qualified exercise trainers.

For more information or to register, please contact Paul Vosti at (209) 461-5157 or [email protected].  

Mental Health First Aid

St. Joseph’s Medical Center provides Mental Health First Aid courses to the community and does not charge for the instruction. There is a nominal cost per person for materials that are provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
There are two class options available.

  • Mental Health First Aid is for adults working with other adults such as employers, police officers, hospital staff, first responders, faith leaders, active community members, and caring individuals. For more information click here.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid is a class for adults working with youth such as teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents, and other caring adults working with youth. For more information click here.

The minimum size for this class is 5 participants up to 10 participants and are conducted either via Zoom or a blended version which contains online self-paced learning followed by an in-person 5 hour course. If you or your organization are interested in getting more information or are ready to schedule a class please email Dyane Medina at [email protected] or call (209) 547-8656.