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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON – Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine invites the community to a special event focused on maintaining mental health and well-being during the holiday season. Celebrating Self-Care: Prioritizing Wellness and Mental Health during Festive Times will be held Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine St., Scranton.

“Times of joy and celebration can be difficult for some,” said Anne Gallagher, director of faculty affairs at Geisinger Commonwealth. “Many of us find navigating expectations, emotions and traditions to be stressful. At Celebrating Self-Care: Prioritizing Wellness and Mental Health during Festive Times, we’ll talk about how to navigate the challenges of the holiday season and other special occasions with resiliency.”

The session will be an interactive dialogue based on audience feedback. Continuing education credits available.

Panelists include Geisinger’s Sam Faulkner, PhD, pediatric psychologist; Imad Melhem, MD, chair of psychiatry; Ashley Perez, PsyD, psychologist; and Stephanie Andreacci, licensed clinical social worker. The moderator is Dawn Zieger, vice president of behavioral health.

To register, visit When you register, submit your questions or scenarios to join the dialogue.

If you have any questions, contact Anne Gallagher at

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of master’s degree programs. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit
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