Next Tuesday, April 14 (and a few subsequent dates) students from Community School of Davidson, Lake Norman Charter School, Cannon School, and Hough High will be participating in Text Talk Act (TTA). Through text messaging, small groups will receive discussion questions to lead them through a conversation about mental health: how to take care of theirs and how to help a friend in need. Join these brave people to help end the silence surrounding mental health. TTA takes about 50 minutes and you can participate too! Gather a couple of people (you can even do it alone) and text “START” to 89800. Our organization code is 5001TTA. Prompts will lead you through the rest. I am so proud of DLL’s Student Leadership Team in their work to make this happen! We expect that more than 1000 students will participate! That’s a lot of conversations. For more information, check out Creating Community Solutions.
Community Conversation: Teenage Alcohol and Drug Use: What You Need to Know
Thursday, April 30, at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 208 Concord Road from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Join us for dessert, coffee, and an important conversation about the changing face of addiction. For today’s youth the pressure to get involved with drugs and alcohol is inescapable. Statistics show that the season for prom and graduation is the most dangerous time for teens. It’s time to get parents, coaches, educators, students, and local communities informed and onboard to help our teens navigate alcohol and drug temptations. Panelists include Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller and others, Addiction Specialists, and two young adults in recovery. Here’s the flyer: Alcohol and Drug Use
Richard’s Coffee Shop to Host Fashion Show
On May 12th, Richard’s Coffee Shop is hosting a fun night of mingling and fashion to support Welcome Home Veterans and Richard’s Coffee Shop!! For more information, go to Welcome Home Veteran.
$60 per person $100 per couple
VIP $70 per person $120 per couple
Purchase tickets by mail or in person at:
TVT Tailoring LLC
114 N. Main Street. Unit 1
Mooresville, NC 28115
Make checks payable to
TVT Tailoring–check them out on Facebook
In the News
Thanks to the courage of a few college students who’ve struggled with mental illness and are talking about the campus crises and suicides, Tulane is dealing with these issues from the top down. 94% of college counselors say they’ve seen more students with severe psychological illness in the past 5 years than ever before. Tulane’s experience is far from isolated. Take a look: Tulane’s Mental Health Meltdown (shared by Diana Merrifield—you rock!)
MSN writer Therese Borchard composed an interesting piece following the horrible Germanwings plane crash: I’m Depressed, Not Dangerous. See what you think (thanks Sal Caraco from Mental Health Association of the Central Carolinas for this link)
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