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May 2021

Local Artist & Author: Martina Franklin Poole

Mental health affects all of us. There are different avenues that can be taken to find healing from trauma and to pursue the life we dream of. With mental health, there are a myriad of ways to heal & a "one size fits all approach" doesn't apply. Some of us find healing and meaning in yoga, interpretive dance, art, creative writing, support groups, exercise, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavior therapy, and so much more! I recently had the pleasure of...

Out of Darkness Overnight Walk to Raise Awareness for Suicide

Plenty of people have already joined in on this year’s Overnight Virtual Experience, a physically safe version of our flagship event, The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk, which raises awareness and funds to help stop suicide, and to support those affected by it. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to register for The Overnight and get started. We all have mental health, and we’re encouraging everyone to take one simple action this month to support our theme of...

May is Mental Health Month: Stop the Stigma

Mental Health America is one of many organizations that seek to improve mental health in America. Follow this link to download their toolbox. "Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have observed May is Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. We invite other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental...

SafeSide: Q&A sharing how to involve family/networks in suicide prevention

Dr. Pisani is an incredible clinician with a powerful mission: suicide prevention. Recently, he and some other mental health professionals answered a short Q&A during the Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021 about how to involve the family and network of an individual at risk for suicide. I highly encourage you to take 10 minutes & watch the video below. Like one of my colleagues likes to say, "community is immunity." We all need each other & together, we can prevent...

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