Davidson LifeLine Event Success
At The Pines
On April 13, the Pines, a Retirement Community in Davidson, invited members of the DLL Student Leadership Team to present to them information about the world of social media and ways to connect with the young people in their lives. Over 30 residents participated in this event. What inter-generational meaningful connections!
Text Talk Act
Led by our student leadership team, about 1000 high school students from Cannon School, Lake Norman Charter School, and the Community School of Davidson participated in a national conversation about mental health between April 14 and April 22,. Text Talk Act is an innovative approach that combines text messaging, social media and face to face dialogue to make it possible for people to talk about this important topic. And with up to 75% of mental health issues emerging between the ages of 14 and 24, these conversations couldn’t be more important.
Nationally, thousands of young people in all 50 states have gathered in small groups (in dorm rooms, kitchens, cafes, classrooms, and more) to participate. Thanks for joining this movement as we continue to bring people together for a simple conversation between friends that has the power to banish loneliness, reduce stigma, and maybe even change someone’s life. It’s not too late! You can participate too.Check out the guest blog from Davidson LifeLine!
This Thursday! Teenage Alcohol and Drug Use: What You Need to Know
Alcohol & 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. It’s time to get parents, coaches, educators, students, and local communities informed and on board to help our teens navigate alcohol and drug temptations.
- Jeanne Miller, Town of Davidson Police Chief: She will share alcohol and drug statistics for our area and the legal ramifications for teens and parents.
- Clint Grant, Prevention Coordinator, Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center: Clint’s primary focus areas are on evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs, heroin and prescription drug abuse in the community, and substance abuse issues among amateur athletes.
- Beau Dooley, Director for the Center of Wellness Promotion, UNC Charlotte: Beau has worked professionally in the field of public health since 2003, where he has served as a Health Education Specialist in the U.S. Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa and has held various college health positions at universities across the nation. Beau holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education and Communication from Tulane University, a Masters of Science degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University, and is certified as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist
- Hillary Belk, Life Skills Counselor at Hope Homes Recovery: After a near-death experience from alcohol and drugs her freshman year of college and almost 10 years of substance use disorder issues, Hillary is in recovery and has been sober since 2008. She now helps others struggling with addiction and was responsible for bringing the first Collegiate Recovery Program to North Carolina.
- Charlie, 25, college student in recovery: Charlie believes the face of addiction is changing and wants to share his story to help others. He describes his childhood as “pretty perfect” – loving family, close siblings, good education – and never thought he would end up on a path to addiction. Now in recovery, very close to getting his undergraduate degree, and with plans to attend graduate school, he is on a very different path.
Take a look at this great guide that Carolinas HealthCare System put together: Ultimate Guide to Alcohol Awareness
Richard’s Coffee Shop to host Fashion Show
Join us May 12th for 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
There is no direct link between the high demands and expectations and mental health issues, but there may be a link between the number of advanced-placement classes that students take and the number of hospitalizations for depression, at least in a group of western Chicago suburbs. Palo Alto, near Stanford University has experienced a number of teen suicides, as have the Virginia suburbs of Washington. The town of Davidson has some things in common with these towns. This article is worth a read, maybe worth a Community Conversation. The Best, The Brightest, The Saddest. Thanks to Juli Roddey Paul for getting it to us!
We know that words are powerful. There are phrases in our everyday English language that can actually keep people from getting help for mental health concerns. Thanks to Irvin Brawley for this great article from the Huffington Post. It’s Time to Stop Using These Phrases When it Comes to Mental Illness
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