Who remembers the Gary Larson Far Side cartoon pictured here? Sometimes I feel like this about being thankful. I am thankful; I have endless reasons to be so. But sometimes I think we talk about it so much, sometimes too soon after a crisis, sometimes when there’s little to feel grateful for during a moment in time, sometimes when it’s just ok to feel sad. That said, there are reasons to be grateful. It does feel good, it can provide hope, and it really is good for your health. Check out 10 Reasons that Gratitute is Good for You.
Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. Please continue to reach out, to share your stories, to listen, to start conversations. Together, we will do great things.
Community Conversation: Suicide Prevention, Self Harm and Crisis Management, with Emily Grimes, MSW, LCSW
Join Emily to learn and talk about self harm, how to recognize and handle a mental health crisis, and how to help someone who is suicidal or having suicidal thoughts
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Davidson United Methodist Church Chapel (304 South Main Street, Davidson) 7:00-8:30
Presentation plus lots of time for Q & A
Take a look at the Mindful Advocate this month, from Mental Health Association of the Central Carolinas. In this edition, they highlight crisis hotline activity following the tragedy of Robin Williams’ death.
In the News
Finding Joy Amid the Grief
In this article from webmd, author Jeanie Lerche Davis doesn’t patronize those suffering from depression during the holidays with platitudes. Instead, she encourages looking for bits of joy amid the grief. Check it out at Finding Holiday Joy Amid the Grief
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Training Opportunities—QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer)
QPR training provides three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. There is one more opportunity to take QPR this year! 90 minutes empowers you to sit in crisis with someone and know what to say. QPR is being held on December 15, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Davidson Parks and Rec center.
Sign up! For more information and to register, please click here and look for “QPR” in the program section, or contact Leslie Willis at 704-940-9609 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the training, This training is appropriate for those in high school and older. There is no cost associated.
704-444-2400 Carolinas HealthCare System 24-Hour Help Line
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’re a family member or struggling yourself, there is someone to help just a phone call away.