Groups & Classes
Mile Bluff Medical Center offers support groups and educational classes to members of the community. These groups are a great way to meet people who are going through similar life situations and also to find helpful resources.Childbirth Education Classes
- Mile Bluff's Obstetrics Department holds a variety of classes throughout the year for expecting parents and new parents. For more information about these opportunities, please visit Maternity Care
.Autism Support Group
- If you are a caregiver of a family member of a child living with autism, you are no stranger to the fact that the disorder presents a number of challenges. The Autism Support Group that Mile Bluff facilitates is designed to assist families who live with autism. During the meetings, there is opportunity for participants to network with others who are dealing with situations similar to theirs, and discussion time to learn from others about recognizing and preparing for challenges that may arise with autism. This group meets once a quarter at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. For more information about this group, call 608-847-1285.Conquer Your Depression
- If you are experiencing depression, you are not alone. When this group meets, discussion topics include: myths about depression and how to challenge those myths, the purpose of depression, the value of counseling and medication, and how to recognize that a depressive episode is coming and what to do about it. This group meets in the winter. For more information, call 608-847-1285.Family and Friends Connection
- This is a support network for those with loved ones living in a nursing home. The group meets once a quarter to discuss topics like understanding advance directives, coping with feelings of guilt, and how to prepare for the holidays. For more information, call 608-847-1838.Grief Support Group - After the death of a loved one, people often deal with feelings of loneliness, depression, or even guilt. This group helps those in attendance find a healthy way to deal with their emotions. This group meets in the fall and winter. For more information, call 608-847-1285.Look Good... Feel Better
- As a participant in the 'Look Good... Feel Better' program, female cancer patients receiving treatment at any medical facility, will take home free make-up kits, program information and a rebuilt self-esteem. 'Look Good... Feel Better' is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral public service program. It was created to help women with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem and ultimately manage their treatment and recovery with confidence. Through the quarterly meetings, self-help materials, and additional resources, this group offers women advice for coping with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. For more information, call 608-847-9877.Understanding Depression
- If you have a loved one with depression, this program will provide you with the tools necessary to help your loved ones as they deal with and conquer depression. The topics that are discussed at this meeting include: signs and symptoms to look for in depression, support strategies you can use with your loved one, suicide prevention, intervention techniques (counseling and medication management), myths about depression, and other subjects that are determined by group needs. This group meets in the winter. For more information, call 608-847-1285.AA meetings
are held on a weekly basis at Mauston City Hall. For more information, please call 608-847-6878 or the AA Hotline at 608-222-8989.Al-Anon meetings
are held every Monday at Mile Bluff Medical Center starting at 7 pm. For more information, call 608-562-5611.
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