Big thank you to Community Yoga
True confession. I was supposed to go to a yoga class at Community Yoga then write about my experience. If you know me, you know the idea of slowing down enough to focus on a yoga pose is foreign and slightly terrifying. Not surprisingly, I chickened out—for now. I’m determined to go and experience yoga at Amy Schneider’s studio, Community Yoga. Amy announced recently that Davidson LifeLine is one of their annual Community Give-Back recipients, which means they will be looking for ways to donate time, goods/services and money to our initiative. Please support Community Yoga as you look for options to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Here’s one explanation of how yoga is good for our emotional, mental, and spiritual health: Yoga as a Practical Tool
Between 10 and 25 percent of women and 5 to 12 percent of men will have a major depressive disorder in their lifetime. This article does a really nice job explaining what it’s like to get the diagnosis as well as treatment options and recovery. Here it is: Living With Depression
Dustin DeMoss’ Story
Dustin was in the Air Force, worked on F-117A Stealth Fighters. Integrity, a core value of the Air Force, is what he lived by. He couldn’t reconcile integrity with the unspoken, hidden cultural norms around mental illness. Read what he did in Coming Out About My Mental Illness.
Looking for ways to start a conversation with your child or young loved one? Brandon Marshall is a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears football team. And he has borderline personality disorder. In this article and accompanying videos, Marshall opens up about mental health stigma—particularly in men
There’s still time to sign up! Ordinary People: a Collaboration
Davidson Learns, Davidson LifeLine, and Carolinas Healthcare System Behavioral Health-Davidson are offering a 5-week class that explores mental health themes from Judith Guest’s book, Ordinary People. Davidson Community Players is offering their version of Ordinary People February 26-March 15. The class will attend a performance together. Find more information at Davidson Learns
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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. The next session of QPR is scheduled for February 12, 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 lwillis
……We’ve been asked how to make a donation to Davidson LifeLine
If you would like to make a donation to Davidson LifeLine to support our work for 2015, you can send a check to:
18658 Shearer Rd
Davidson, NC 28036
We will provide a receipt to document your donation.
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.