Dana Patton completing the ice bucket challenge for CIT, www.goCIT.org! Are you up for the challenge or can you not handle the cold?!
If you want to share your ice bucket challenge with us please send us your video or link to your video from Youtube!
To help with ongoing fundraising we created a Crowdrise account. It is a cool site to help charities and non-profits with raising money and even provide promotions so you can win things just for donating.
Donating to helping people in need is rewarding as it is and to top it off you can win great prizes, not to shabby if you ask me!
Please be part of something bigger and help us with our mission of helping others in need. Let’s stop the crisis at the beginning not the end. Our programs help individuals who are in need and improve the community by educating those who have first contact with crisis.
I updated the website to include a fundraiser page. I have each fundraiser on it’s own page for easy navigation or you can go directly to our Crowdrise page. So please take a look and help others, who knows you might just win awesome products as well!
Check out our fundraiser by clicking here!
Check out our Crowdrise by clicking here!
Depression and heartbreak always seem to go together but what is astonishing is this study finds heart problems due to depression in young women. Young women are vulnerable to depression and moderate to severe depression may double your risk of death from heart diseases. This furthers the need to take care of your mental health. Seek help and discuss depression with your medical provider. Check out the article about this study here.
Wakefield Police officer steps up to help her community with creating a youth mental health first aid class. Often times in law enforcement it can be frustrating not having services to help individuals with mental illnesses in your community. I think it is often overlook that you can make a huge difference as a law enforcement officer in your community. You do not have to be a doctor, counselor or social worker to make a difference toward mental health in your community. You just have to try! Check out this article here.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find training to go to or to send employees to, that fit in a budget. There is always a need to continue learning in any profession. With the recent wars more and more is being focus on our veterans returning home and living in the community. Do you know how to help a veteran that is in a crisis? What about if they are having thoughts of suicide? Looks like there is a new program going around New Mexico that is design to teach individuals and organizations these things! I am not sure but it looks like it might be free!
Check out this news release about it here.
For more information you can call Dr. Brenda Mayne at 265-1711, ext. 2224.
Check out this video! Crisis causes stress and stress causes crisis. If we can see stress as a call for action, we can make stress our friend. Without some stress you'll never get anything done, you'd procrastinate everything. But what's so fascinating about this video is that if change the way you think about stress, and learn that not all stress is bad for you ... you'll live longer. Take a look.
The Mental Health Minute