Thanks for being a part of Davidson LifeLine: Opening Eyes, Opening Hearts blog distribution. At Davidson LifeLine, we frequently receive great links, hear amazing stories, and read new research about mental health promotion, mental illness, and suicide. We think this will be an effective way to share highlights with you every other week or so. If you come across stories of inspiration, interesting articles, important research, or anything else you think others would be interesested in, please send them to me. My contact information is at the end of the blog.
Carolinas HealthCare System 24-Hour Help Line: 704-444-2400
The help line, staffed by masters-level mental health professionals and registered nurses, offers crisis intervention 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The staff can also provide assessments for psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment, make referrals to behavioral health specialists and offer information on community behavioral health resources. Whether you are a family member or struggling yourself, there is someone to help just a phone call away.
October 11, 2014
3rd Annual Gathering on the Green: Opening Eyes, Opening Minds to Mental Health Awareness and Wellness
Glenn Close was told she was crazy for being part of this Public Service Announcement. Define “crazy”, she said. Check it out — Bring Change 2 Mind PSA
Stories of Inspiration
Karen Civiletto shares personal insights about how Robin Williams and others help in the darkest moments of life. Check it out at Living After Suicide Blog
Keeping Up With the Kids
New to the world of social media? What the heck is Twitter? Instagram? Facebook? Snapchat? Common Sense Media does a terrific job of breaking it down. Take a look at Social Media Basics
Links from Local Media
Check out Jaletta Desmond’s column on davidsonnews.net at Let’s Continue the Conversation About Suicide and Mental Health
John Deen from the Lake Norman Citizen speaks rawly about Robin Williams death and his own battle with depression. Check it out at A Serious Lesson from a Seriously Funny Man